I got sick of bottling and decided to upgrade to a kegging system. I get a couple of corny kegs, regulator, 5lb CO2 bottle and set it up. So far so good.
I got some homebrew sitting in a couple of kegs but it won't be ready to drink for several more weeks. So time to hit the distributor and get a keg of commercial beer to hold me over.
This is where the problems begin. I thought you just have to hook the gas up to one connector and a dispenser to the other but it didn't work out that way.
I keep dispensing glasses of foam and the second I stop dispensing the beer line fills up with bubbles. After 10 minutes or so the beer line is half air and half beer.
I originally had 5 feet of 3/16 beer line. Tried 10 feet and that helped a little. Then I tried 20 feet of 3/16 beer line and while better I'm still getting a lot of foam, flat beer and gas in the beer line.
I've tried changing the regulator pressure 5psi up to 15psi and as far as I can tell its made very little difference.
I'm keeping the keg at around 65F. That's cellar temperature for me and what I normally drink my ales at.
I'm stumped. I don't know what else to do to reduce this foaming problem. I'd like to get it sorted out so I can dispense my homebrew correctly.
Can anyone help?