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Old 09-24-2012, 12:17 AM   #31
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This happened to me as we'll the first time I attempted this process. I found that if you open the valve too wide it will foam out the valve. Try opening the valve just a tiny bit at first. Once the majority of the pressure is exhausted you can open it more.

Just a side note, the second time I did this it was on a massively dry-hopped BIPA. All the CO2 I forced through the beer majorly scrubbed the aromatics, hurting the overall impression of the beer. Just an FYI.


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Old 02-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #32
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Had some people over Friday night after force carbing the night prior. Over did it and the whole night we were patiently waiting for foamy beers to go down. I wish I had found this thread earlier.

Did it on three kegs using the release valve to remove pressure. Worked like a charm. Absolutely perfect pours now.

Also, don't fear the foam! You ARE going to get some leaking out if you open the valve all the way to release pressure.


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Old 02-21-2013, 12:04 AM   #33
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This worked perfectly for me!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:07 PM   #34
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I accidentally carbed my pale ale at 24 psi for 5 days....hellllllloooooooo glass o' foam! Well, I tried this method. I released the pressure off the keg, put an "out" connector on the "in" side of my overcarbed keg. Added gas to the "in" side, released, repeated 4 times. Voilą! it worked! Thanks, OP!
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:15 PM   #35
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Couldn't you also accomplish the same thing by depressurising and then shaking the keg and depressuring again? That's a quick way to make soda flat as it also aggitates the beer and releases the co2 right?
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:37 PM   #36
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:26 PM   #37
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you are a genius... works perfectly!
I simply turned my overcharged keg upside down and opened the tap for a minute or so... blew out a lot of foam and then just gas.

turned the keg upright ... tossed one foamy pour and now pours perfect.
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you are a genius... works perfectly!
I simply turned my overcharged keg upside down and opened the tap for a minute or so... blew out a lot of foam and then just gas.

turned the keg upright ... tossed one foamy pour and now pours perfect.
I did this exact same thing last night with the exact same results. This is one of the coolest threads I have run across here!
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:26 AM   #39
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I always set and forget, so I just skip over this stickied thread.

Until today...

Just checked on a beer that I was 1st time quick carbing (out of necessity/bad planning), and I found a flat beer with super head! Doh!

I instantly knew exactly where to go!!!

I just reversed the quick connections (MFL! FTW!) and literally a minute later had a perfect pour! I just held a glass under the tap and slowly opened it every 10 seconds. That's all it took!!! Then I drank a beer... for science!!!

Thank you fastricky!!!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:23 PM   #40
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This seems overkill. I just release all the pressure from the keg, then over the course of a half hour/hour, I poor beers off of the pressure from the carbonation itself every 5-10 minutes. I get a buzz and my beer comes back to correct carb level. But, then again I am not one to obsess over how many volumes of gas are dissolved for this or that style. I just carb it til it tastes/feels right.


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