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Old 03-17-2009, 03:11 AM   #1
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Alright I just got a stout faucet and co2/nitro set up. I am getting some major head, damn close to a whole glass. I started at 30 psi and now I'm down to 5 psi and I'm down to a half of glass of head. Did I over carb the stout to begin with? I carb it the way I use to when I didn't have the stout set up. Any info on how I can fix this problem or how to prevent it next time.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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Sounds overcarbonated. Try releasing all of the keg pressure, then shake the keg a bit, release the pressure again, watch for foam...repeat as required. I made the same mistake once.

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When carbing a stout in preparation for the stout faucet, I find that 0psi at 40 is perfect. To get this I hook it up to CO2 (whatever pressure the other beers are on) for a few days, disconnect it, and vent it whenever I'm out there until it stops letting off gas. Comes out to 1.3-1.4 volumes.

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When carbing a stout in preparation for the stout faucet, I find that 0psi at 40 is perfect. To get this I hook it up to CO2 (whatever pressure the other beers are on) for a few days, disconnect it, and vent it whenever I'm out there until it stops letting off gas. Comes out to 1.3-1.4 volumes.
Is 0 PSI correct?
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Yes, vent until no more gas comes out. You'll be surprised how much carbonation will stay in solution at 40.

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I guessed it was due to over carb. Thanks guys.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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30 psi of a 80/20 mix is only 6 psi of CO2.

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