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Old 06-04-2009, 11:46 PM   #101
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I've been using the Watts 3/16" beverage tubing from Lowes or HD for over a year now with no foaming issues (except when I overcarbed my California Common). I know many have negative input on this stuff, but it's worked for at least one of us.
Is it the stuff that says "not for icemakers" on it?
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:05 AM   #102
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Sweet! ordered 4 today, gonna put these in my newly kegged root beer, and an american wheat.
Thanks for the tip!

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:48 AM   #103
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Is anyone using this having low carbonation trouble? I have 1 swizzle in each of my 3 tapped kegs right now. Keezer is set to 42 degrees F +/-3* using 5ft picnic taps with my regulator set to 12PSI. According to beersmith I should be carbed to about 2.4 volumes, but it seems very subtle when I drink. Now, I have no reference for what 2.4 volumes should feel like, but comparing most beers to mine it seems low.... I increaesd pressure to 13PSI (a little under 2.5 V) today to see if that helps.

Am I the only one? Does anyone have any ideas of what could be the problem?

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #104
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This works very well for me. Awesome!

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:30 PM   #105
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Is anyone using this having low carbonation trouble? I have 1 swizzle in each of my 3 tapped kegs right now. Keezer is set to 42 degrees F +/-3* using 5ft picnic taps with my regulator set to 12PSI. According to beersmith I should be carbed to about 2.4 volumes, but it seems very subtle when I drink. Now, I have no reference for what 2.4 volumes should feel like, but comparing most beers to mine it seems low.... I increaesd pressure to 13PSI (a little under 2.5 V) today to see if that helps.

Am I the only one? Does anyone have any ideas of what could be the problem?
Try pouring for a few seconds into another container, then pour into your serving glass and see if that helps.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:17 PM   #106
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Just thought I would throw my 2 cents in...

I picked up a 25' line of 1/4" OD / 1/8" ID plastic hose (pre-packaged) from Home Despot for about $3. I cut a length of line the same as the dip tube, placed inside the tube. It was an easy fit. Flamed the ends for a smooth surface. I have 5' x 3/16" beer lines in a keezer, running 15 psi, 40F beer. The pour/head is just right.

Many thanks for the ideas on this forum!

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Old 08-11-2009, 03:00 PM   #107
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Just installed the part -- dropped it in, sealed the keg back up, burst carbed, and tried pouring -- I got a ton of foam. Anyone else experience this? Suggestions?

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Old 08-18-2009, 03:15 PM   #108
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I had this happen once on a keg that was way over carbed. In this case I was pouring with my picnic tap line where I put the inserts in the tubing. I was sampling a number of kegs and all poured great except one. I then figured out that one was way overcarbed

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First, I wanted to comment that people should be doing A/B pour comparisons on beer that they already have "carbonation stable". In other words, don't do elevated pressure/shake burst carbs and then try to decide if the pour restriction is helping. If it's 2x overcarbed, it won't help. Try it on a keg that has been sitting at the same pressure for a few weeks (at least 3).

In case anyone is wondering, the 3/16" diameter mixing nozzle things will NOT fit inside a 3/16" ID bev tube. I had the bright idea that I could equip my serving lines with these and not have to insert them into every keg. Nope, too tight.

I also picked up a short length of the 3/16" ID FEP-lined tubing from mcmaster and there's no way to expand it over a 1/4" barb even after heating and cursing.

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In case anyone is wondering, the 3/16" diameter mixing nozzle things will NOT fit inside a 3/16" ID bev tube. I had the bright idea that I could equip my serving lines with these and not have to insert them into every keg. Nope, too tight.
Hmmm, I'll have to check my 3 ft sampling picnic tap. I put several of the 3/16" (smaller) inserts into it. It works great! I thought it was bev tube, and not just regular tubing. I'll check tonight. All my bev tubing is from Micromatic, in case manufacturer makes a difference. I do have other misc. tubing around and may have grabbed that to make it.

I have some more inserts and fresh tubing to double check if I did use the wrong tubing
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