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Old 01-01-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm getting a little peeved at my keezer setup. My beer has been carbonated and tastes great, but I can't solve my foam issues to save my life. I had good 3/16 tubing from keg connections that was 5 ft long and it did nothing but foam. There was liquid beer in the initial 2 feet of tubing but it foams up after that and comes out as pure foam with every draw.

Then I replaced the line with regular vinyl tubing from Lowes (3/16 as well) but 12 feet of it and got the same result. I've read the Hose balance manual and I guess I could try different hose lengths but I'm not sure this is the problem.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-01-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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Beer line is different from regular vinyl tubing. Vinyl doesn't have the same resistance that the balance manuals go by. How was the beer carbed? Could it be overcarbed? Whats the temp and serving pressure? There are a ton of variables.

Mostly likely longer line will solve the problem.

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:21 PM   #3
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How did you carb the beer? What temp is the beer? What pressure is the regulator set to?
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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A wild guess, you forced carbed at a high psi? Man, how did I know that.

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:28 PM   #5
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Yes, beer line is different. If your beer is foaming in the line during the entire draw, spring for some real beer line.
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:53 PM   #6
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I've had the same problem since I started using my keezer last week....

about 10ft of line to each keg, pressure about 5 psi.....

these kegs had been in use for the last month or so with no problems using a picnic tap.

I bought liquid line at Home Depot, thinking that should work.

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