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Old 10-01-2012, 12:49 AM   #11
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Yeah my beer was definitely over carbed. I found a guy on youtube who showed me a trick to fix it. You take the beer out line off then you move the CO 2 line to the beer out line post. Turn the CO 2 on and this forces CO 2 from the bottom up. After the beer stops bubbling then you shut the CO 2 off and let the CO 2 escape out of the pressure release valve on top of the keg. Keep repeating that process until the pressure release valve starts leaking out foam. Then connect the keg up like normal and pour. This trick really worked.
This makes absolutely no sense... you were already over carbed, so you bubbled co'2 through the dip tube, and now it's better? Am I missing something?


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Old 10-01-2012, 01:16 AM   #12
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This makes absolutely no sense... you were already over carbed, so you bubbled co'2 through the dip tube, and now it's better? Am I missing something?
The agitation from the large bubbles of gas coming up knocks a lot of co2 out of solution. This only works when there's no pressure in the headspace, so that there's somewhere for the excess gas to go. It can quickly reduce the carbonation to just a little more than the beer will hold at your serving temp and atmospheric pressure.


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Old 10-01-2012, 01:40 AM   #13
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I know dude, it didn't make sense to me either but that crap worked.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #14
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Cool, learned something!
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