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Old 07-23-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Kegged commercial beer-foamy pour

So, I set a buddy of mine up with a kegerator to dispense commercial beer. Here's his system:
  • Full fridge (top freezer left untouched)
  • CO2 tank inside
  • Keg Cowboy primary regulator set to 10 PSI
  • sanke US coupler
  • 9 ft of 3/16" beer line
  • Perlick faucet
  • 4" shank

When he pulls a beer, it comes out super fast. There's no foam in the line, but his glass/growler is ALL foam. He usually buys 1/6 barrels (which seem to produce much less foam), but he currently has a 1/2 barrel and it's so foamy it's undrinkable.

Any ideas or suggestions?


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Old 07-25-2011, 05:09 AM   #2
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Could the regulator be off? Try turning it down to 4 or 5 psi and see what happens.


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Old 07-25-2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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+1 on regulator being off.
other possibilities - verify beer line diameter. if it's actually 1/4 in you are several feet short of balanced.

how was the keg handled before getting in the system? Did it warm up? Rough handling or warm temps can cause foaming issues.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:06 PM   #4
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if the keg is new a 15 gallon keg it could take 2 days to fully cool down, it will be foamy until it cools.
Sometimes they are overpressurized , pull the pressure release on the sanke coupler and vent
verify you don't have 1/4" line
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