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Old 08-30-2008, 03:30 AM   #1
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I'm new to homebrew so quick question about dispensing beer I finished my upright fridge to kegerator conversion about three hours ago after finishing right away I tried to pour a pint and all I got was a glass full of foam I went back and checked my settings and everything seemed fine but all i got was foam my psi is set at 9-10 oh yeah its a quarter keg of Bud Light temp. unknown anybody got any ideas


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Old 08-30-2008, 03:41 AM   #2
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How long has the beer been cooled for? You say temp unknown, maybe it just needs a chance to chill. How long is the beer line hose? Both of those can affect the foaminess of beer.


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The beer has been cooled for four hours now beer line is 3/16" and about 5 feet
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5' is about 1/2 as long as it should be, and it'll take a few days to chill and stabilize a big keg.
You'll need to drop your pressure to about 7 or 8 psi, and it'll be fine.
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Can I by the tubing at home depot or lowes or is it special tubing that has to be used
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Is 3/16" too small do I need a bigger diameter tubing?
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There's an EXCELLENT article about balancing your kegging system at:
Draft system line balancing

I think it's listed in the kegging faq as well, but I ran across it elsewhere. It'll help you find the right pressure, length of line, etc to match your system.
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thanks ill try that


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