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Old 04-21-2009, 07:38 PM   #21
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WHile this is probably an overcarb, did you ever take off the outlet post and check the o-ring on the dip tube? If that doesn't seal, it will let co2 into the outlet.

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When I cleaned it I took it completely apart and checked the dip tube o ring and it looked fine. I put some keglube on it after cleaning and put it back together. But what I don't understand is why there is so many bubbles in the line? I don't remember having bubbles before in my other beers. Maybe I will take it all apart again and just change out the O ring and see if that helps?
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When I cleaned it I took it completely apart and checked the dip tube o ring and it looked fine. I put some keglube on it after cleaning and put it back together. But what I don't understand is why there is so many bubbles in the line? I don't remember having bubbles before in my other beers. Maybe I will take it all apart again and just change out the O ring and see if that helps?
Couldn't hurt, also I flatten the curve in the top of the dipstick. I take the o-ring off, then put the tube back in and whack it with rubber mallet, which flattens it, then out the o-ring back on.
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Couldn't hurt, also I flatten the curve in the top of the dipstick. I take the o-ring off, then put the tube back in and whack it with rubber mallet, which flattens it, then out the o-ring back on.
thats a great tip, I'll do that when I get home. BTW I worked around the foam last night and the beer is delicious...all I need is to get this worked out and I will be a happy man.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:31 AM   #24
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OK so I can't get the tube off of the stupid hookup so I can't get the diameter of the hose. Anyone know what 1.75" circumference translates into inner diameter? I think its stupid that they don't have the size on the side of the tubing...

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I took the dip tube out, flattened the lip on it, and replaced the grommet with a new one. Still foamy. I looked inside the keg and there was also a layer of foam on top of the beer and it appears that I lost about a gallon of beer so far to foam

The sad thing is that I like the carbonation in the beer, its pretty much perfect.

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its overcarbed. you can attain a high level of carbonation by not carbing so quickly, but doing it at a slower rate and lower pressure. this will keep your foam down while keeping the most co2 diffused in solution. i think with the diffuser tubes, the right carbonation, the right temp, and the right tap pressure, youll be styling.

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Thanks. I'm just going to chill out and purge the carb level and wait for your kind offering and then work it out from there.

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Ok so I purged all the CO2 out and then recarbed. once again I get the carbonation I want but with tons of foam. I even put in those short hose trouble plastic things (2) and still foam.

I called Keg Connection and he was amazed that I was having problems. He sent me a hose extender which lengthened the line but actually made the foam worse. The beer is probably overcarbed but honestly I dig the carbonation. I'm going to just redo the lines on this thing because I've wasted the better part of three kegs trying to figure this damn thing out

What do I need, hose-wise, to not have to worry about carbonation levels? I really like most of my beers really carbonated. I'm guessing the same type of line only longer.


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Yeah, I'd try using longer lines until you were happy. I'd start with maybe 12' lines on one keg and seeing how that worked out. You can always cut them, but can't make them longer!

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Yeah, 12 foot 3/16 beer line. Make sure it's beer line not just food grade stuff from Home depot.

Here's some links Draft system line balancing

Troubleshooting Draft Beer Systems for Line Balance Troubles.

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Thanks, I'll start with 12' and see how that goes. Hopefully it works out, I'm really tired of wasting perfectly good beer. In the meantime I'll purge some C02 and get back down to a semi normal carb level. Oh well hopefully this will be settled by the time I get my next beer in the kegs.


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