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03-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #11
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 Originally Posted by Yooper Yes, I think shaking it is a mistake, although people do it and say it works for them. But I think of a bottle of coke- and what happens when it's shaken. The foam is from the too-short lines, I believe.
I'm having the same problem. I think the beer is still undercarbed, and I'm finally seeing bubbles rising to the surface in the glass, but there is tons of foam on top of the glass (1/2 the glass is foam).

I used a beer line equation to calculate the length of the lines for the pressure I'm serving at and it said I need 5.5 feet. My lines are 4.7 feet. If beer lines are 10 feet, wouldn't it be too long?

Length = (serving pressure -1 – (height/2))/resistance.
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03-11-2013, 03:17 PM   #12
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 Originally Posted by spaceyaquarius I used a beer line equation to calculate the length of the lines for the pressure I'm serving at and it said I need 5.5 feet. My lines are 4.7 feet. If beer lines are 10 feet, wouldn't it be too long? Length = (serving pressure -1 – (height/2))/resistance.
Maybe in theory. But in reality, there is no such thing as a line that is "too long" (unless you're talking about running it extremely long- like into another room). The worst thing that can happen with a longer line is that it takes a few seconds longer to pour a beer.
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