Keg Foam Question... - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Keg Foam Question...
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
outcastjra
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tucson
Posts: 17

Good Morning,
I'm new to kegging and well that's why I have a question I need answered by one of you pros! After force carbing my beer, I turned the regulator down to 10 psi. When I triend to poor my beer, well lets just say I got tons of foam! is there a way to cut down the foam? foam is great wasted beer for sure. What I was able to taste was great! Not over done with the gas or anything. Oh I also let the pressure off the keg from 30 to 10 psi as well. Does it just need to sit and this pressure of 10 psi for awhile?
Thanks for the help and input.... Also I have not leaks!!! I am blessed...
Thanks to the pros!!!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
Evan!
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,821
Liked 86 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1


I'm by no means a pro---I pulled my very first pint on saturday---but what I was told to do was force-carb at 35psi for 2 days, then cut the gas off. Relieve the pressure at the kegs. Wait an hour. Relieve the pressure again. Wait another hour. Relieve the pressure a third time. Turn the gas back on, adjust the pressure to 10psi, and you're good to go. This worked for me...this is my first pour:



Maybe you just didn't relieve the pressure enough?


__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
abracadabra
 
abracadabra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 1,923
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


It's possible that your beer is over carbonated. You can drop the pressure down to where it just bearly flows and dispense.

Open your tap all the way. Partially opening the tap makes the situation worse.

Also do a search on a "balanced kegging system" on this site or the web for a more info.
__________________
Do what you like!
Brew what you like!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 04:58 PM   #4
outcastjra
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tucson
Posts: 17

I will try this out! Because there was a ton of foam even this morning!
I will update in 3 hours and tell you how it went... It may be a faulty tap, but I would not think so being that its not leaking anywhere...
We will see!
Thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
Professor Frink
 
Professor Frink's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,085
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts


How long are your beer lines? I found when my lines were shorter than 7', I got a lot of foaming.
__________________
Primary: Cherrywood Smoked Porter
60 Minute IPA
Secondary:
On tap:Amber Ale
Milk Stout

Lagering:


http://www.lazydogbrewery.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 05:08 PM   #6

No, probably just overcarbed. Keep venting the keg. I also agree your lines could be too short or too large in diameter. You need 3/16" line, at least 6 feet.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #7
abracadabra
 
abracadabra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 1,923
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


I'm not saying there's anything wrong with your tap. Just that partially opening the tap causes more turbulence than fully opening the tap and that turbulence causes more foam.

I sure am glad to see Evan! giving advise on kegging. His 2 weeks of experience will not doubt be invaluable to others.

Wasn't it just last week where he was asking way he couldn't get his gas and liquid connectors to fit his over his posts? LOL
__________________
Do what you like!
Brew what you like!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
outcastjra
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tucson
Posts: 17

I have 3/16 line at about 5 1/2 feet. I thought I may have to much line but it seems to be fine. I am venting the keg. There has been a lot of pressure. I really think this may have been the cause. We will see in a couple more hours.
What temps do you guys keep your kegerators at? Mine is at 33.5!
Nice and COLD!!!
Thanks for the advice and help!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 PM   #9
abracadabra
 
abracadabra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 1,923
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


I like mine good and cold too. I also like a lot of carbonation. Many people don't.

1 other tip: chill your glasses having glasses the same temp as your beer also helps keep the foam down.
__________________
Do what you like!
Brew what you like!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 09:27 PM   #10
Evan!
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,821
Liked 86 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Quote:
Originally Posted by abracadabra
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with your tap. Just that partially opening the tap causes more turbulence than fully opening the tap and that turbulence causes more foam.

I sure am glad to see Evan! giving advise on kegging. His 2 weeks of experience will not doubt be invaluable to others.

Wasn't it just last week where he was asking way he couldn't get his gas and liquid connectors to fit his over his posts? LOL
Dude, don't you realize...



Actually I wasn't giving advice, I was passing on advice I got from ohiobrewtus that happened to work for me. so pbbbthbhth!


__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)


 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My first glass of beer from my kegged batch... all foam. The second? all foam. 3rd? nerdlogic Bottling/Kegging 24 11-15-2012 03:14 PM
Star San Question - (foam) forcera Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 10-12-2009 10:15 PM
Aeration/Foam Question Boodlemania General Beer Discussion 3 04-13-2009 08:33 PM
foam question coolbeerluke General Beer Discussion 4 10-21-2008 11:29 AM
Haier kegerator conversion - foam baby foam... lilzaphod Bottling/Kegging 5 10-08-2008 04:22 PM


Forum Jump