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Old 10-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #21
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How much beer is left in a 10-12 ft line?
Less than 2 ounces.

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If you don't drink it for a few days do you need to poor off that little bit or does it remain properly carbed because the faucet is shut?
As long as the beer in the line is held at the temperature the beer was carbed at, the line is just an extension of the keg...

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:19 AM   #22
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I have 11' lines a 2' rise with regulator pressure at 10 psi and the foam is out of control. The beer is dispensing at 42 degrees and the keezer is set to 38. I just built the keezer two weeks ago and have been trying to get the foam to stop ever since by changing pressure and temp. Should I cut the line shorter? Any suggestions would be great.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #23
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If all other things were equal, would you get more foam or less if you increase the tube from 3/16" to 1/4" ID?

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:39 AM   #24
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If all other things were equal, would you get more foam or less if you increase the tube from 3/16" to 1/4" ID?
More. Probably way more, because the line resistance of 1/4" ID tubing is roughly 25% that of 3/16" ID tubing...

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More. Probably way more, because the line resistance of 1/4" ID tubing is roughly 25% that of 3/16" ID tubing...

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Thank you, that solves my jockey box issue. I replaced the 3/16 short lines which just had a little too much foam with long 1/4 lines which are a disaster. In retrospect, I thought that was the issue. But thanks for the confirmation. Time to order some new 3/16 line. Thanks again.

 
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I have 11' lines a 2' rise with regulator pressure at 10 psi and the foam is out of control. The beer is dispensing at 42 degrees and the keezer is set to 38. I just built the keezer two weeks ago and have been trying to get the foam to stop ever since by changing pressure and temp. Should I cut the line shorter? Any suggestions would be great.
I fixed the problem after another hour or two of reading.

 
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