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Old 02-17-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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1/3 beer 2/3 foam... I'm sick of it. My first batch of corny kegged beer is pouring too much foam! It's been 2 weeks and its the same foamy pour every time.

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5 gal corny
5 ft BEV 3/16" line
7 PSI

My idea:
I replaced all the O-rings but only lubed the lid o-ring. Could the other o-rings be leaking in O2 or something? Baffled, not really enjoying my 1st kegged beer because of the friggin foam! Please help!



 
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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What's the rise from the bottom of the keg to the tap? Are your lines all cold?



 
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:23 AM   #4
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If you pour another one right after does it get better (less foam)? And are you opening the tap fully and not just partially?
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:31 AM   #5
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What's the rise from the bottom of the keg to the tap? Are your lines all cold?
Don't know what this means.

It's the same pour every time, one right after the other.

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:32 AM   #6
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I started at 12 PSI, then after 2 days forced and shook 30 PSI for 2 min then dropped back down.

I didn't lube any of the other o-rings except for the cap.

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:39 AM   #7
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try venting the pressure a couple of times.

you aren't using a creamer faucet are you?

 
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:42 AM   #8
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I started at 12 PSI, then after 2 days forced and shook 30 PSI for 2 min then dropped back down.

I didn't lube any of the other o-rings except for the cap.
Sounds like you could have it overcarbed. Turn your gass off and bleed all the pressure from the keg, especially if you did not do that after you force carbed it.

Then turn the gas back on and try it. You may have to repeat a few times.

See if that helps.

Do you have a tower?
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:20 AM   #9
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Download my beer chart in my signature below. You'll be able to use the kegging calculator/how to to get you on pace to properly carbed beer with a balanced serving system. My guess is that you're overcarbed, using too short a line, or both.

Give it a try, it's free. If you have questions feel free to ask.

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:59 AM   #10
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Quote:
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I started at 12 PSI, then after 2 days forced and shook 30 PSI for 2 min then dropped back down.

I didn't lube any of the other o-rings except for the cap.
Well, the shaking at 30 psi would overcarb it.

Keep pulling the pressure relief valve until it's not overcarbed any more. Then don't shake it at 30 psi ever again! If it had been at 12 psi all this time, it'd be perfect.


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