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Old 11-07-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Assuming no leaks, what would be a reason for flat beer from keg? Going on 4 weeks now in the kegerator at 12 psi. I checked the gauge with friends new regulator and also assume that's accurate. Using 10 foot line. There's some head but just tastes really flat. Frustrating.

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Temperature?

My hoses are about 7 ft for 12 psi at 48 - 50 degrees.

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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Hose length should only be an issue for foaming during serving and not for carbonating. Seems you would need to be below 40F to carb at 12psi (I don't have a chart handy). Try increasing the pressure to 25psi for 24 hours and see if things improve.

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Here is the chart.

http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php

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