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Southern_Junior 10-03-2012 12:43 PM

Im pissed my kegged beer is foamy
Alright, so I kegged my first beer. 5 gal in a ball lock corny keg. Carbonated it perfectly, bled the keg and then set my pressure to roughly 11 psi. Yet my beer still comes out ALL foam. What am I doing wrong? Crappy regulator? Too high? Low? Or is this karma for shaving my brewer's beard?

DerekJ 10-03-2012 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by Southern_Junior (Post 4465510)
Carbonated it perfectly

Could you give us a few more details about what this exactly means to you?

JohnnyO 10-03-2012 01:22 PM

It's possible you have a bum regulator. Happened to me when I first started kegging. However, post up how you carbonated.

bknifefight 10-03-2012 01:44 PM

I used these calculators online and my kegging has been smooth sailing.



Southern_Junior 10-03-2012 01:49 PM

Well, as per my LHBS said, I force carbed at 40 psi for 18-24 hours. My beer was already cold. I didn't mean to say that I did it perfectly, but the beer tastes nicely carbed once you get through the foam.

JohnnyO 10-03-2012 02:01 PM

Did you bleed the pressure out of your keg when you dialed your regulator back down to 11? If not, your keg is still pressurized to around 40psi, contributing to your foaming issues.

Southern_Junior 10-03-2012 02:45 PM

Yep, bled it and let it sit for about ten before trying to pull.

heferly 10-03-2012 02:51 PM

you either over carbed, or your lines are too short. what's your system like? (line length, kegerator or keezer, etc), and what are your temperatures?

Jeepinctbrewer 10-03-2012 02:51 PM

how long is your beer line?

Southern_Junior 10-03-2012 03:42 PM

It's a converted GE refrigerator. Temp is consistently around 40. My beer lines are 6 feet long.

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