Woo hoo finally got my first homebrew kegged and tapped and had a brew night with a few friends. Went well beer tasted good after only 24 hour force carb with 30 psi. Now i realized my corny doesnt have a release valve so when i tried to drain the air with the gas line it just shot beer out everywhere. However i just poured the beer slow and eventually it came to a trickle after we had probably about 10 beers out which tasted good and had a decent carbonation.
I then tried to set the beer at the desired pouring PSI of 9 for my brown ale and it still shot the beer out all foamy. I have a very short pour hose probably about 8 inches long with a party spout...the beer has good carbonation but pours out extremly foamy. Anybody know why? Maybe the pouring portion of the hose is too small?
how long of a hose should i get then and will getting tubing from the hardware store (no hbs) work?
Get 3/16 ID beverage tubing. Start with 10 feet. Personally I find 10 ft of 3/16 perfect, and I carb to around 10 psi normally. Eight inches is sufficient for some things (most would say even generous) but not keg tubing.
Tap 1:Traditional Bock
Tap 2:Robust Porter
Tap 3:California Common
Tap 4:Old Ale