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Old 11-02-2008, 02:53 AM   #1
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So I found an old beer kit in my parents garage (The Beer Machine) and put it to use. It seemed to work fine so far, but I have a minor problem which I'm not sure how to resolve.

It's basically a 1 step brewing kit, and it's 1 piece (a large keg). There is a valve on the front to dispense the beer once it is done, but when I do it comes out all as foam, leaving me with a tall glass of head. I can wait for it to subside and end up with half a glass of beer, but then it is completely flat (blegh). Is there too much pressure inside, or what?

Thanks, guys. If this works then I should be doing more brewing in the future. I find it is a lot like baking, which is another activity I enjoy.

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Old 11-02-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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I think you still need to bottle it. You need to add priming sugar and let the yeast carbonate it once it's capped up tight.

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Old 11-02-2008, 04:27 AM   #3
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what ingredients did you use and how old were they? how long did it ferment?

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Old 11-03-2008, 02:57 AM   #4
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Thanks! I guess I'll need to bottle it then. I was kinda hoping I could just keep the whole keg in the fridge and avoid the bottling process. The directions with the kit don't say anything about bottling either.

And I used all new ingredients. I figured that the original yeast was certainly expired.

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Old 11-03-2008, 03:48 AM   #5
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was it cold for more than a day? CO2 sometimes takes time to go properly into suspension(the big head is a classic sign)

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