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Old 07-24-2011, 09:46 PM   #641
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I cannot get this thing to work.. way too much foam.

I'm using it exactly as described with a stopper, and racking cane. I have 5' of 3/16 beer line, which works fine when I take my kegs to a party, etc.

I'm rinsing with starsan.

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:50 PM   #642
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Try venting the keg before each pour, make sure your pressure is just pushing the beer out as well (less than 5 psi)

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Old 07-25-2011, 12:08 PM   #643
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Did you try pre-chilling the bottles?

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Old 07-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #644
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Did you try pre-chilling the bottles?
Yes, I've tried that and rinsing.
I'm going to try 10' of beer line which matches what I have hooked up to the faucets.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:28 AM   #645
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Ok, going from 5' to 10' of beer line has solved my problem.

Thanks all, now to bottle!

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Old 07-28-2011, 06:37 PM   #646
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Try this to reduce foaming...

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:05 PM   #647
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Wow this is really similar to what I do. I just use a bottling wand instead works great to cut down the foam. Added benefit no cutting and I already had the wand from my bottling days!

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Wow, this is some cool stuff. I am certainly going to try this process soon.

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #649
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Hmm, the principle seems right, using a long wand to reduce foaming........

The only thing I'm wondering about it the fact the the air inside the bottle isn't purged with CO2 before filling. I wonder if it would lead to spoilage over time. Your post states that you kept one bottled for ten days without a problem.

Hmm I sense an experiment in the works. You could bottle, say a twelve pack or eighteen beers, and open one every two week till they're gone or spoiled, whichever comes first. It's certainly worth looking into, what with beer guns costing close to a hundred bones.
Rinse the bottles out with peracetic acid instead of chilled water. This will both eliminate foaming (as with water) and sterilise the bottles.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:24 PM   #650
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this looks sweet, but all i did was cut off a picnic tap.

then, to shut off flow of beer, you click it off the keg, takes about 1/4 of a second. i use it to fill all my growlers and several bottles of beer off each batch. seems to last a long time and i had 4 fully set up picnic taps that i wasn't using after getting faucets.

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