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Old 10-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Possible foaming solution good idea or bad?

So I've been having some foaming issues in reading around there are a few different solutions. Using 3/16th ID tubing and using the bayonet paint stirrers seemed like answers for me.

So I bought 100' of this:

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And I picked up some of the stirrers from McMaster, had to buy some O-Rings anyways so I just added them to my order.

Plan was to try 30' of the beer hose first then if that didn't work try the stirrers.

Well I read that the Accuflex tubing was a real PITA to put on the barbs of the interconnects and faucet shanks. OMG that is an understatement.

So after struggling and melting some hose with a lighter I got to thinking if there is an easier way?

I had some 1/4" ID vinyl tubing so the idea was to use that tubing as like a splicer between the faucet and disconnect shanks and the Accuflex tubing.

Then I thought why not put a mixer inside the 1/4" tubing?

So this is what I came up with. So this will be at each end of the Accuflex and attach to the faucets and the keg disconnects.

Good idea or bad?

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Dunno about your god idea vs bad idea but I have seen this as a solution for foaming. I think most folks but this in the down tube though...

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I have a bad back, kegs are already in the keezer, it's a tall keezer no collar needed. It's hard to get the kegs in and out so not wanting to go thru that to put the stirrers in the pickup tube.

So I did this with about 30' of line, barely a trickle at 10psi. At 30psi perfect pour. Going to try another one with a short line like 6' and see what happens.

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[...]So I did this with about 30' of line, barely a trickle at 10psi. At 30psi perfect pour. Going to try another one with a short line like 6' and see what happens.
Yeah, you definitely don't want to have your serving pressure exceeding the carbonation pressure.

With 30' of 3/16"ID line I'm wondering why you felt the need to add the swizzle sticks. I run 10' of the same line, serve at 12 psi with the keezer set to 34°F, and don't need to use the sticks (I did need to use two sticks when I was running the original 5' lines that came with my T-tower).

So, try maybe 12' lines without the sticks and see what happens...

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Mostly I did it cuz I was using the 1/4" ID line to splice the 3/16th line. That Accuflex is stout stuff I didn't see myself getting it on the shanks I even tried heating it up, no go.

So I ended up with 6' of the Accuflex and about a 6" 1/4 ID vinyl piece on each end with the swizzle stick inside it. At 10 psi Perfect pour every time now. Bonus was I don't have a lot of room in my keezer so having coils of that Accuflex in there would have been a PITA.

Bummer is I bought 100' of the stuff and only ended up using about 20'. Oh well I guess I have a lifetime supply now lol.

Had to get this done tonite cuz I am having my BDay bash tomorrow so I couldn't experiment much but at some point I will try the setup without the sticks in the ends.

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