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Old 07-04-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Hey Folks,
I'm in a pinch. I have had my beer kegged about a week, force carbonating. I poured some yesterday and there is a lot of head on the beer but not really a lot of carbonation. I'm supposed to serve the beer tonight and I'm worried. Does anyone have any suggestion to get this beer carbonated. It's cold sitting in the kegerator. Please any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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You need a longer hose. What's happening is that the difference in pressure is causing your CO2 to come rapidly out of solution and create that large head. More hose will give you more backpressure so that the beer comes out slower. This will keep more CO2 in solution and give you a smaller head. I use about 8 feet of line on kegs that are at about 12 psi.
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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Try turning the serving PSI down until you get a good pour

 
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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Unfortunatly that is now the least of my problems. I tasted the beer and it was terrible!! I wouldn't let my dogs drink that. Thanks for the reply and the quick help, but the beer has now gone the way of the Doedoe.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that, Jimbob. I guess now we have to get you brewing good beer. You've come to the right place for that. Why don't you start a thread giving us the recipe and your procedure and we'll see if we can pin down what went wrong? We'd like to see you get fixed up and brewing beer your dogs would LOVE!
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #6
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...plus NEVER dump any brew without consulting us first...some brews aren't good until they've aged properly.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
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...plus NEVER dump any brew without consulting us first...some brews aren't good until they've aged properly.
....or given to us for sampling
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:32 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, I was just wondering around and my Beer-Sense was tingling because I thought i felt the presence of someone dumping out beer.... good thing you guys got here in time... that was close.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:35 PM   #9
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you might need to pour off a few glasses before it's ready to serve also. That will clean any sediment that gathered at the bottom when it was chilled.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:53 PM   #10
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Unfortunatly that is now the least of my problems. I tasted the beer and it was terrible!! I wouldn't let my dogs drink that. Thanks for the reply and the quick help, but the beer has now gone the way of the Doedoe.
Bummer, what was it and how did it taste bad?

 
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