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Old 01-06-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Finally got my keezer running. After connecting the beer line, the beer is a bit foamy. I'm pretty sure its because of the warm tubing. I just want to check, but can the beer line be too long? Its 12 feet, 15 psi.

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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I think you are right about the warm tubing. Longer beer lines usually reduce foaming. What pressure are you using?

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:24 AM   #3
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What size tubing are you using?

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:52 AM   #4
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3/16

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:20 AM   #5
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12' of 3/16 will not give you foam problems because of length, so it must have been something else. If you're sure the beer isn't overcarbed, then warm tubing/shanks could cause some foam.

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:34 AM   #6
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how did you do the carbonation for the brew?

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #7
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set it and forget it ~15psi

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Old 01-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #8
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I tend to get foam on the first pour of my kegerator also. After that it mellows out.
If you're still getting too much foam after a couple of pours, you may have overcarbed.

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By the way, I only use about 6' of 3/16 tubing, so I would get more foam than you do.

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i can attest to the over carbonation. i usually force carb at 40 psi and the beer is done in one day, but i forgot about the beer and left it for 3 days under 40 psi. holy crap is was foamy. even after the foam settled, it was so carbonated it was burning my esophagus.

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