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Old 08-23-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
callisbeers
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I bought a 3 gallon keg system with hand held tap. I am getting almost all foam when pouring. I have the psi on the CO2 set at 10. Is there something different I should be doing with this kind of dispenser?

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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What do you mean by a hand held tap? Are you serving this out of a fridge?

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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If you're talking about one of the little plastic picnic taps, I usually crank my serving pressure back to 4 or 5 PSI when I pull a pint off those to avoid pouring a glass full of foam. The line length on a typical picnic tap just isn't long enough to balance 10PSI.

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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Guessing it's a Cobra tap with two feet of line. 10ft of line will cure what ales ya.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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+1 to all suggestions and I'll add: You might get away with the length line you have by holding the tap/glass up high (like over your head) when pouring, then again maybe not. Something to try.

 
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