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Old 10-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Carbonated it perfectly
Could you give us a few more details about what this exactly means to you?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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It's possible you have a bum regulator. Happened to me when I first started kegging. However, post up how you carbonated.

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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I used these calculators online and my kegging has been smooth sailing.

http://www.iancrockett.com/brewing/info/kegbalance.shtml

http://www.iancrockett.com/brewing/info/forcecarb.shtml

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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Yep, bled it and let it sit for about ten before trying to pull.

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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?

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how long is your beer line?

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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It's a converted GE refrigerator. Temp is consistently around 40. My beer lines are 6 feet long.

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