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Old 05-14-2011, 02:47 AM   #1
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I recently tried my first keg and I pressurized the keg at around 20 psi for 24 hours, then turned it down to 5 psi and then let it sit for a couple of days. When I poured it out, though, it was all head and carbonation. I don't think I over-carbonated, but I can't figure out what the problem is. I'm getting tired of waiting for the head to settle before I begin drinking my homebrew (which is a hazelnut brown).

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Old 05-14-2011, 02:49 AM   #2
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Did you purge the keg before lowering pressure? Pour down the side of glass.

After pressurising to 20 you have to turn pressure to 0 then let the pressure off of keg. Then bring up to pour pressure.

I pressureize at 30 for 2 days then purge pressure then set at pour pressure for 2 days

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Yes, I made sure to purge some of the pressure when I turned it down and I always pour down the sides. It comes out full of carbonation.

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Old 05-14-2011, 03:27 AM   #4
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Length of lines?

Did you purge the 24psi?

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