Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Overcarbed Keg? Here's an INSTANT SOLUTION!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-24-2012, 12:17 AM   #31
barrooze
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,276
Liked 101 Times on 85 Posts
Likes Given: 129

Default

This happened to me as we'll the first time I attempted this process. I found that if you open the valve too wide it will foam out the valve. Try opening the valve just a tiny bit at first. Once the majority of the pressure is exhausted you can open it more.

Just a side note, the second time I did this it was on a massively dry-hopped BIPA. All the CO2 I forced through the beer majorly scrubbed the aromatics, hurting the overall impression of the beer. Just an FYI.

__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, Saison (WLP585), Saison (Belle Saison), Mid-ABV Janet's Brown, Texas Brown Ale (A.K.A. The Creature) Primary: Nothing Souring: Oaked Brett Blended Saison On Deck: Oktoberfest (ECY15) On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Tonguesplitter Updated: 2014/05/05
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #32
mosquitocontrol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,084
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Had some people over Friday night after force carbing the night prior. Over did it and the whole night we were patiently waiting for foamy beers to go down. I wish I had found this thread earlier.

Did it on three kegs using the release valve to remove pressure. Worked like a charm. Absolutely perfect pours now.

Also, don't fear the foam! You ARE going to get some leaking out if you open the valve all the way to release pressure.

__________________
mosquitocontrol is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2013, 12:04 AM   #33
Raven1469
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Raven1469's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 50
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 43

Default

This worked perfectly for me!

__________________
Raven1469 is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2013, 11:07 PM   #34
Topher79
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
 
Topher79's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Newnan/Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 291
Liked 36 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I accidentally carbed my pale ale at 24 psi for 5 days....hellllllloooooooo glass o' foam! Well, I tried this method. I released the pressure off the keg, put an "out" connector on the "in" side of my overcarbed keg. Added gas to the "in" side, released, repeated 4 times. Voilà! it worked! Thanks, OP!

__________________

I like beer because it's good, I drink beer because I should...

Topher79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 09:15 PM   #35
augiedoggy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: North Tonawanda NY
Posts: 755
Liked 63 Times on 56 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Couldn't you also accomplish the same thing by depressurising and then shaking the keg and depressuring again? That's a quick way to make soda flat as it also aggitates the beer and releases the co2 right?

__________________
augiedoggy is offline
SpeedYellow Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 09:37 PM   #36
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 18,503
Liked 3160 Times on 1974 Posts
Likes Given: 2674

Default

[moved to bottling/kegging, and stickied]

__________________
What Would Vermeer Paint?
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2014, 07:26 PM   #37
chrisdb
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 213
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

you are a genius... works perfectly!
I simply turned my overcharged keg upside down and opened the tap for a minute or so... blew out a lot of foam and then just gas.

turned the keg upright ... tossed one foamy pour and now pours perfect.

__________________
chrisdb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2014, 06:47 PM   #38
doublehaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nunya, xx
Posts: 377
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisdb View Post
you are a genius... works perfectly!
I simply turned my overcharged keg upside down and opened the tap for a minute or so... blew out a lot of foam and then just gas.

turned the keg upright ... tossed one foamy pour and now pours perfect.
I did this exact same thing last night with the exact same results. This is one of the coolest threads I have run across here!
__________________
doublehaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2014, 06:26 AM   #39
k1ngl1ves
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Joliet/New Lenox, Illinois
Posts: 487
Liked 123 Times on 94 Posts
Likes Given: 159

Default

I always set and forget, so I just skip over this stickied thread.

Until today...

Just checked on a beer that I was 1st time quick carbing (out of necessity/bad planning), and I found a flat beer with super head! Doh!

I instantly knew exactly where to go!!!

I just reversed the quick connections (MFL! FTW!) and literally a minute later had a perfect pour! I just held a glass under the tap and slowly opened it every 10 seconds. That's all it took!!! Then I drank a beer... for science!!!

Thank you fastricky!!!

__________________
k1ngl1ves is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2014, 01:23 PM   #40
goaticus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fortuna, CA
Posts: 34
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

This seems overkill. I just release all the pressure from the keg, then over the course of a half hour/hour, I poor beers off of the pressure from the carbonation itself every 5-10 minutes. I get a buzz and my beer comes back to correct carb level. But, then again I am not one to obsess over how many volumes of gas are dissolved for this or that style. I just carb it til it tastes/feels right.

__________________
goaticus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overcarbed My Keg Buzz_Armstrong Bottling/Kegging 12 05-30-2009 02:10 PM
overcarbed keg pingi Bottling/Kegging 5 04-21-2009 05:14 PM
Overcarbed dataz722 Bottling/Kegging 4 07-30-2008 12:28 AM
second batch: overcarbed radicalsubversiv Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 12-06-2007 09:35 PM
Overcarbed Keg, will it get better? ScoutMan Bottling/Kegging 3 11-18-2007 11:59 PM