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Old 04-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #11
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I had similar problems when I started kegging. What I've been doing, and have found to be more successful is to only force carb for 24 hours at 30 psi. Bleed off all the CO2, then set the regulator to my serving pressure. Which for me is typically around 8-10 psi.

If the beer sits on high pressure for any longer than a day I have the same issues you have, and it ends up having to sit another day on low pressure before you can get a non-foamtastic pour.

The line comments are good, too. Can't remember what length my lines are, but when I stepped up from the odd length hoses, and had 6-7 feet on all my kegs, they were way more consistent. Really looking forward to getting a kegerator so I can have a nice, clean, organized space for the kegs.

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:09 AM   #12
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f84/beer...culator-35369/

^ Beer line length and diameter calculator ^

Someone put that on my post about the same issue.

Also, the chart below helped me understand over-carbing better.

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Old 08-05-2013, 07:04 AM   #13
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Another issue I found was that my gauge was not reading correctly inside the fridge. I think this can happen if you buy a cheap gauge and/or because of the temp. inside the fridge. The gauge wasn't made to be working inside a fridge. Sometimes the gauge needle can also get stuck when cold.

My gauge was reading low, so then when I set the CO2 tank at 13 PSI, it was at least a few units higher, just enough to overcarb the keg (and I did not force carb at all).

Good luck.

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