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Old 12-04-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Well, I kegged about 10 days ago at a constant 12 psi. The beer tastes good, has lots of head but seems low on carbonation. Any ideas?

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Old 12-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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How long is your beer tube? And what diameter?

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Old 12-05-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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It is 10'. Not sure of diameter - whatever came with kegging equipment.

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Fridge temp? It sounds like the beer is carbed ok, but the co2 being "knocked out" of suspension, giving you a big head and seemingly low carbonation.

I'm going through that right now- my faucets are relatively warm, and the first pint is like that- a bigger head and less carb in the beer, while the second pint is perfect. My solution is to pour my partner's beer first!

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10 feet should be good...it might be the temp....many times mine depends on which tap I pull some styles have more head than others.....

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Both the KEG and the CO2 tank are in the refrig. Is that OK? Also, what is the ideal frig temp?

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Both the KEG and the CO2 tank are in the refrig. Is that OK? Also, what is the ideal frig temp?
That's fine- my co2 tank is in the fridge. The ideal fridge temp is whatever temp you like your beer served at.

The carbonation charts help you pick the perfect amount of carbonation based on temperature. http://ebrew.com/primarynews/ct_carbonation_chart.htm

Are your faucets warm? Is the second pour better than the first?
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My solution is to pour my partner's beer first!
Nice, they can't appreciate it like you do anyways!
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