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Old 02-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #11
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Picked up the new 3/16" Black Beer Line and replaced the 1/4". Made a world of difference on my IPA. Nice flow, good head. I am happy with this one, but my Stout is still acting funny. Less foam, but still creates a lot of it and it takes forever to disapate.

I have to set the beer/gas mixture at 9psi to get it to pour well. I thought beer/gas was supposed to be set high like 20psi on a stout. Any suggestions on getting it to dispense a little better?


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Old 02-19-2009, 02:21 PM   #12
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I'm always hearing about issues with 1/4" ID line. I run 5' of 1/4" ID line to each of my 2 taps and have never had foaming problems. In fact I get perfect pours 100% of the time.

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Old 02-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #13
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I believe beer line has a smoother interior surface. I do know I went from 3/16" regular food grade line to beer line and had no foaming issues afterword (same length).
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

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