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Old 01-02-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Need help with Keezer, Dispensing only Foam!

So I brewed for the first time in a few years the other day and while i was cleaning out my gear i found a couple old kegs of Schwartzbier in my garage that have been there for 3-4 years.

Naturally i bled the keg and it smelled good so i decided to try it and i am glad i did.. it was still awesome!!

So I ran it downstairs to the keezer i built and put it on tap. I havnt used my keezer yet so i guess i have a lot of bugs to work out because all I am getting out of the tap is a mug full of foam.

I have read a few things about it and it has to be the pressure (~8 lb) or the 12' of beer line I am using. I am using the thin like 3/16" i think ( PET inside lining beer tubing) - Sorry i cant remember what its called.

Any advice on how to get it to pour me a real pint?

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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So I brewed for the first time in a few years the other day and while i was cleaning out my gear i found a couple old kegs of Schwartzbier in my garage that have been there for 3-4 years.

Naturally i bled the keg and it smelled good so i decided to try it and i am glad i did.. it was still awesome!!

So I ran it downstairs to the keezer i built and put it on tap. I havnt used my keezer yet so i guess i have a lot of bugs to work out because all I am getting out of the tap is a mug full of foam.

I have read a few things about it and it has to be the pressure (~8 lb) or the 12' of beer line I am using. I am using the thin like 3/16" i think ( PET inside lining beer tubing) - Sorry i cant remember what its called.

Any advice on how to get it to pour me a real pint?
With a 12' line and cold beer that shouldn't be the problem unless that line is large ID. What temp is your beer at? If it is a pressure problem then you should be able to bleed the keg of all pressure and attach your air line with about 3lbs of pressure behind it. That should pour very slowly but with no foaming. To sum up you want:

Cold beer
proper pressure
proper line length
fully open tap when pouring
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I bled the keg and tried that already and it was just slow foam coming out. I am acutally dispensing warm @ 50 Degrees cuz i had to put that 12 gallons of Helles I made in there to ferment but I was getting foam before I started those.

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If the beer is highly carbed and it's that warm there may not be anything you can do about the foam. The amount of CO2 that can remain in a liquid is directly proportional to it's temperature. Take a coke and get it down to 32 and pour it in a plastic cup. It will foam a bit but not that bad. Do the same with a room temperature coke and it will foam like mad. Moving a keg will also bring particulate up into suspension that was settled out which causes nucleation sites that can cause foaming problems. If it was me I would wait until your other beer is done fermenting and chill it down to 38 or so. By that time it will have had time to settle, and you could give it another shot. Probably not what you wanted to hear, but that's my 2c

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