I have 3 shanks mounted on the wall in my basement. Two are used for my regular brews and 1 is for Stout. I had to remove the stout keg and dispose of it's contents (don't ask why!), so I now have a faucet available. I removed the restrictor plate from the faucet, but the beer foams greatly when I try to pour a pint using the extra keg I had in the refrigerator. I switched over to straight CO2 instead of the beer/gas mixure that was used for the stout. I have set my pressure down to 8psi in a 39 degree refrigerator.
When I removed the restrictor plate, I replaced the plastic piece in the nipple the screws onto the faucet. Could this be my problem? I tried it with and without the plastic piece, and had the same results.
The line length and inside diameter are the same as the other two kegs I have tapped, so I do not think it could be the lines.
Should I just give up and use a regular faucet and put the stout faucet away until I make another batch?
Any help would be appreciated.