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Old 01-10-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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So after several weeks of nearly perfect pours, my taps have started pouring a lot more foam. There have been no changes to either the primary or secondary regulators, and the kegs feel like there is still about 1/3 of a keg left in them. This is a new system, so I'm still learning. Any ideas why this is happening after several weeks?

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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FWIW, moving the kegs can reintroduce sediment to the diptube, which can result in foaming.

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What are your pressures and keezer temp?

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Have you double checked the regulator to make sure the pressure hasn't crept up? Are you sure the temperature is the same as it was (is the compressor starting to go)?

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Pressures are all the same -as in haven't changed (11 psi at the secondary regulators) and psi on the primary is 30. Temp is still 38ish and hasn't changed
I did blow one keg & shut off that regulator....

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Hmm. This is a long shot, but how'd you carbonate the kegs? If you used the "set and forget" method, it's possible that the beer wasn't fully carbonated for the first few weeks. Now that it's fully carbed, you're maybe finding out your lines aren't long enough to balance the pressure? How long and what ID are your beverage lines?

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Hmm. This is a long shot, but how'd you carbonate the kegs? If you used the "set and forget" method, it's possible that the beer wasn't fully carbonated for the first few weeks. Now that it's fully carbed, you're maybe finding out your lines aren't long enough to balance the pressure? How long and what ID are your beverage lines?
I had the same thought.
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I did the 20psi for 2 days then bleed method.

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6' of 3/16" line

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Longer lines are in your future.

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