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Old 09-11-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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i just kegged my first two beers. if force carbed at 30 psi and shook it until it was carbed. i then served at about 8 psi and it is carbed but there is no head at all. its not the glass bc i get head from commercial beers. wats goin on here?


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Old 09-11-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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Was it chilled already when you shook it? If not, it must be chilled in order to absorb the proper amount of CO2.

Set it at 12 psi and wait a week. It's the best way and only way I do it.


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Old 09-11-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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its carbed just no head
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:38 AM   #4
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How do you wash your glasses? Does your dishwasher use JetDri?
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i just wash them with hot water. its not the glass cause i pour commercial beers into this glass and there is head
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A beer that's carbed but poured with no head just means you didn't give the stream enough fall when you hit 3/4 of a glass. If you're doing it right, then it's probably undercarbed.


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