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cyberdouglas 02-22-2013 11:28 PM

Beer from keg comes out all foam
 
Hi, guys: So, I'm working with a 2.5 gal corny keg (I have two of these) with a ball lock faucet right on the keg (no line). I've coordinated my fridge temp with the PSI of the Co2 (44 degrees with 10PSI). When I first started to drink the keg, I was getting a good head, but there was a point where all I would get was head. I've read a bunch of posts indicating that when this happens you should just make the line longer, but I have the ball lock faucet so that's not an option. Any ideas? Thanks.

cswest 02-22-2013 11:59 PM

You can try lowering the pressure and venting the keg.

cyberdouglas 02-24-2013 07:20 PM

Yeah, I released all the pressure off the keg, let it sit a day and reconnected the Co2 at 5 psi. No change. Any other ideas?

davekippen 02-24-2013 07:37 PM

Can you replace the faucet with a beer out disconnect, line and picnic faucet? That whole setup would cost about 12 bucks or so. May be a good investment. Is the faucet sitting on a normal beer out post? How about a pic?

Behemoth 02-24-2013 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davekippen (Post 4939458)
Can you replace the faucet with a beer out disconnect, line and picnic faucet? That whole setup would cost about 12 bucks or so. May be a good investment. Is the faucet sitting on a normal beer out post? How about a pic?

what he said!

cswest 02-25-2013 02:13 PM

I think it would need to be more like 1 to 2psi. At any rate it will always be a balancing act between carbonating and serving. I agree with davekippen that a picnic faucet would help a lot, that's what I use.

cyberdouglas 02-25-2013 08:13 PM

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Hey, guys. So, pictures are indeed in order. I was going to go for the picnic faucet, but saw this one and thought it'd be a great fit for my beer fridge. I did knock the PSI down to 3 and the head problem has dissipated quite a bit. So, for my next round, I'll carbonate at the higher PSI (11 or so) for a week and then knock it down to 2-3 for the drinking. Thanks for the help and I'll repost to let you know how it goes.

PapaO 02-25-2013 08:27 PM

you could try this.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure-your-short-hose-troubles-100151/

cyberdouglas 02-27-2013 12:06 AM

Thanks. Great idea. I'm going to try that out.

davekippen 02-27-2013 12:07 AM

I use those spiral things and they work great!


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