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Old 01-13-2009, 03:17 AM   #1
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Default no head at all out of a stout faucet

so i tapped my first stout tonight. i am using a stout faucet.

i have my 75/25 nitrogen co2 mix set at 40 psi.

10 foot hose

fridge around 40.

its filling crazy fast, and there's no head at all. no "Guinness waterfall" nothing.

any ideas?

i cant raise the temp of the fridge, there too much other stuff in there to do that


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Old 01-13-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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any help???


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Old 01-13-2009, 04:01 AM   #3
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Could the restricter plate be missing from the stout tap?

Did you carb it with CO2 first?

Do you have to push the tap the other direction to make it foam?

I don't have one yet but have been reading up...
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the plate is there. it was carbed with co2 first. i didnt try to push the tap back
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Your description really makes it sound as if the restrictor plate is missing. Check that again before anything else.

Are you sure it was properly carbonated at roughly 1.0 volume?
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it was carbed at more of 2.0 volume. and yes the plate is there
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I've got one in the mail right now so I'm curious to hear the answer to this.
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Is it carbonated when you pour it now?

If you whisk it a bit, can you manage some froth?
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when it sat for a minute and i swirled it around a little head formed
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Is it carbonated right now? (i.e., after you pour it, does it taste fizzy?). It should. If not, your beer went flat before you put it on the gas.


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