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Old 07-17-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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I Have had my beer kegged for a week thr first day CO2 was at 30 psi, day 2 turned down to 20 psi, day 3 down to 10. Tasted it to and it's flat beer has a nice head but taste is flat. Can I chalk this up to a bad batch?

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Old 07-17-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
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No.

You can chalk it up to impatience.

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Old 07-17-2012, 03:51 AM   #3
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Well I'm a newbie, so please school be O great one. I posted the thread for advice and help not sarcasm. I'm not impatient just wanting to learn. How long should the CO2 stay cranked up, what should I turn it down to and after how many days, etc?

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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Wait another week at 10 psi.

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:15 AM   #5
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Thanks

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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this is new for you so it takes some time to get stability so' have some patience it will definitely work ...and wait for another 10 psi or 20 psi.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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are you storing it cold or at room temp? makes a difference.
I start @ 35-40 first day, and shake at least 3 times, and re-pressurize.
keep it cold, and slap the gas on it once in a while (at 18).

i unhook gas to shake it, don't want no backtracking.

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Old 07-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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It's being stored in my kegerator which is at 41 as per the digital thermometer reads. The first couple days I was shaking it a couple times a day.

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First time kegging? It's a bit more complex than we'd like to admit. However, I think your beer is definitely carbonated. Rather, the CO2 is coming out of solution as the beer transits through the lines as you pour your glass. So you get a nice big head on the beer, but none of the CO2 that's supposed to stay inside the liquid is still there.

It sounds like a few potential options.

1) Your beer is overcarbonated (for your serving pressure).
2) Your beer lines are too short.
3) Your beer line / shank / faucet / drinking glass are warmer than the rest of your kegerator.

I've [unfortunately] had to study this quite a bit to figure out foaming issues in my new keezer build. But I think I've learned a lot there, and recommend you move this inquiry over to the Bottling/Kegging forum for expert advice.

In your kegerator, can you see all of your beer line? Do you see bubbles forming in the line?

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isnt the PSI pressure related to the temp?

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