Hi, I'm having an issue and wanted to see if anyone out there had some encouraging feedback....It involves a dark IPA that I eagerly want to enjoy
I'm working on my first kegging experience and am getting nothing but foam in the lines right from the corney. I filled the keg about 2 weeks ago and shot it with about 12-15psi and stored it (room temp) while I finished another store bought keg that was in my kegerator. That said, after a week of being stored at room temp, I started carbonating in the kegerator for about a week now around 12-15psi.
While in the kegerator for a few days, I got eager to test and tried to pour a beer and it barely dripped out. I figured it was lack of carbonation and gave it a few more days. When I checked today it was still the same so I started doing more research. I turned off the gas, took off the QD and hooked up the gas to the out line to flush out the dip tube. Once I rehooked up the beer out and gas in, the flow started coming....but was almost all foam. Now, since this is an IPA, I will assume there was hop residue initially clogging, but now that the flow seems to be going, why so much foam? I have purged the keg and reset the regulator to about 8psi.
Before a fart around with this keg too much, I was looking for some feedback...
Potential issues after reading other posts:
* length of beer line hose (only about 5')
* time of carbonation (need another week?)
* tapping keg while pressurizing/carbonating keg
* lack of patience...taking a sample pour every few days
* 5gal corney only filled about 3.5gal
I think given the fact that my kegs will most likely sit at room temp before tapping, I will prime the kegs once filled. I am also going to invest in longer beer line.