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Old 04-28-2009, 12:57 AM   #11
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Cool. Glad it was a simple fix.

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Old 04-28-2009, 01:18 AM   #12
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So was it the pick up tube o-ring?

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Old 04-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #13
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I replaced all o-rings but the top one was a real bitch to seal before. Now it's cake. As for the dip tubes when i unscrewed the popits there were NO O RINGS on the dip tubes. But hell i can't complain about a $5 side of the road keg. Even with the whoping $3 for o rings it made this a $8 steal!!!! To bad they don't sell them like this up in AK!

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Old 04-28-2009, 04:02 PM   #14
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I replaced all o-rings but the top one was a real bitch to seal before. Now it's cake. As for the dip tubes when i unscrewed the popits there were NO O RINGS on the dip tubes. But hell i can't complain about a $5 side of the road keg. Even with the whoping $3 for o rings it made this a $8 steal!!!! To bad they don't sell them like this up in AK!
This is one reason why I bought rebuild kits for all of my used kegs. I didn't feel like dickin' around with beer-foam issues. Not to mention at $2.50 each its well worth it, to be trouble-free for a good while!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:06 PM   #15
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Denny, do you think this could be my problem too?

I am running 10' of 3/16" line out of a party tap. Line is inside the refrigerator, and temp is at 36F.

First, I am using a new micromatic primary regulator, and that is the only reg in use at this time. So I know that it is hooked up correctly.

As far as the pour... I cannot leave the reg at carbing (12psi) levels and dispense or get too much foam. So, I have been turning off the co2, blowing off all CO2 from the keg, setting reg to 0psi, turning back on, then slowly adding pressure until there is just enough to push out the beer.

It pushes out beer like, this, but even still I get quite a bit of foam and last night I noticed that I start to actually see foam built up right at the "input" to the party tap inside the line... I can actually see the high concentration of co2/foam sitting right there.

I started to degas the keg last night, just to see if it was overcarbed. Vented last night before bed once and a little pressure was released. Did again today before leaving for work and barely got any released. So I will do it again when I get home, but at this time I do not think it is an overcarb issue. Keg was pressure tested, so should be a good keg.

Again, do you think the liquid tube o-ring could be the culprit?

Thanks in advance.
Well, since OP Don's problem's been solved, I'll perpetuate the thread jack.

36*F at 12 PSIG is 2.67 volumes of CO2. On the high end, but still alright for American and European ales.

Why are we foaming? Is the line too long?
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