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Offline dano14041

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Too short or too long?
« on: June 29, 2011, 08:31:06 AM »
I am getting excessive foam from two of my taps. I know that the first pour will be foamy because of the tap being warm, but after that it should be a good pour.
I am away from my reference material and am having a brain fart. Is excess foam from too short or too long a line?

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Re: Too short or too long?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 08:39:19 AM »
Too short.  You need more line to drop more pressure.
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Re: Too short or too long?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 08:45:33 AM »
If you're pouring from a cobra tap, you can raise the height of the tap and it will do the same thing.  Or you can bend/restrict the line.  Anything to give it more resistance.
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Re: Too short or too long?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 09:46:11 AM »
I find that 6 feet of 3/16" ID tubing with a picnic tap helps reduce foaming. Creating resistance (slowing the beer down) to flow reduces foam formation.
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Re: Too short or too long?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 11:34:59 AM »
Thanks! I am heading to the LHBS tonight so I will pick up more line.

No cobra tap, Perilicks all the way!  :D

Have a great day!
Daniel
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