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Old 03-04-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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i just put my belgian wit in the kegerator.. it fermented for 2 weeks then sat in the keg natural carbonating for two weeks... i put it in the fridge and released the pressure and put it up to 5psi.. now all i get is foam when i pull the handle.. is that because the beer is still at room temp and hasnt had time to settle in the fridge? or is something else wrong

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Old 03-04-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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Possibly yes. CO2 does come out of solution more rapidly at warmer temps.

Could also be out of balance with the linesets too making it worse.

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Old 03-04-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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If the beer is still at room temp then thats your problem, let it cool down before drawing another glass. Its also possible you over carbed, if thats the case you can bleed the keg out over a week to help lower the level. And then its also possible your lines are not the correct length to balance it out.

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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thats what i was wondering.. i didnt know if the natural carbing could overcarb it.. so i took the co2 off of it and am gonna let the pressure off everyonce in a while the whole time its cooling, see if that will work

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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well i wouldn't degass it yet, untill you've cooled it and still think its overcarbed. Give it atleast 2-3 days to cool completely and co2 to dissolve completey

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Old 03-04-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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but i should cool it without having the co2 hooked up right?

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Normally you use less priming sugar when priming a keg than you would when bottling. How much did you use?

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i used 1/3 cup of corn sugar instead of the 2/3 i used for bottling

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How long are your beer lines?

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:34 PM   #10
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not sure,, its the line that came with the tower from midwest supplies

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