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Old 02-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default New to kegging mini regulator

I purchased a mini dual system from williams brewing. 2.5 gallon keg with mini paintball regulator. Looking for anyone who has this system and has tips on getting a perfect pour with the mini system. Tons of foam now.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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How long is your beer line? What pressure are you serving at?

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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It is probably from your system being unbalanced more than the actual regulator type.

I hate to do this to you, but do a search on foam in keg beer. there is a link somewhere that details how to balance a system. I had a similar probably and it turned out to be a combonation of the beer not being cold enough, and my lines being too short.

Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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3 feet of beer line and serving at about 4psi. Seems I should have chilled the keg before I hit it with gas... Sound like this could be the issue? I will search for system balancing.

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #5
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Found it. Give it a good read. It should get you straightened out. If you are bad at math post back up with some of the details and I'm sure someone will help you out. If your beer is not cold when dispensing, then I can tell you that will definitely be a problem.

http://kegman.net/balance.html

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Perfect! Thank you!

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:47 PM   #7
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Nailed the perfect pour this evening. Kegs are fantastic. Now I just need more of them. Thanks for the help.

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I am having the same foaming problem with the same mini regulator using a picnic tap. What did you do with your lines and all?

Also it uses up the CO2 (78g) too quick. I tested and hooked it up with a brand new keg and new cartridge, set it to 4 psi and left it alone. Next day, the co2 was gone. I didnt even pour any beer from it. My keg doesnt leak, so Im not sure whats going on. I know the regulators have a release to release keg pressure as you turn down the regulator.

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