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Old 09-23-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Picnic Tap = lots of foam?

This is the 2nd time I kegged a beer, PSI was set to 11-12PSI for 2 weeks. Beer is perfectly carbed, but when I dispense I get a lot of foam on the first pour. Line is inside of a chest freezer running at 38*F. 2nd pour is pretty good, with only 1/2 foam. 3rd pour is perfect. Any idea how I can get that first pour a little better? It's like 3/4 foam and pretty much undrinkable.

I have perlick faucets, just been lazy on installing a collar to install them LOL

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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How long and whats the diameter of your beer line? Also are you opening the tap all the way? I've found if you only open a picnic tap partially it will foam a lot.


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Longer beer line, lower temp or lower the pressure. Or you can just skim off the foam and pour more beer. I see bar tenders do it a lot to get the exact amount of head.
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I would second the all the way problem , when i first started using the picnic taps and opened them halfway they foamed alot. I still have that problem when new people come over and I dont pour for them.
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You guys just made my night... I only had the tap opened 3/4 way. I just realized I didn't have the tap all the way opened. Perfect head now!!! Such an easy fix. Thanks
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Glad we could help, now drink one for me, i'm still at work.


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