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Old 01-21-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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I've got a corny keg hooked up to a CO2 tank and the pressure was set to 30 psi for a couple of days. Now, when I pour a beer out of that keg, it screams out of the tap and is nothing but foam top to bottom. I let it sit and when I can take a sip, the actual beer is not really carbonated. It's kind of flat.

Stupid question but, WHAT GIVES??

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Was it sitting in a fridge or at room temp?

If it was at room temp, how long has it been in a fridge?

Did you reduce the pressure before serving or keep it at 30 psi?


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Old 01-21-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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What gives is you're trying to pour with 30psi on the tank. Crank that way down. How much will depend on your system. I have about 10ft lines and serve at 10psi.

 
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:48 PM   #4
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release the pressure in the keg then set the pressure at 12 and work from there. You may have even overcarbed the beer.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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I absolutely did not pour at 30 psi. I turned the gas off altogether. I've bled pressure off as well. The keg was in the fridge when the gas was on.

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:25 AM   #6
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What pressure are you serving at? What size is your beer line? How long is your beer line?

If you turned off the gas and bled the keg, there wouldn't be any pressure, which means no beer would come out, maybe a slow drip.

What you say is happening is due to HIGH pressure.

When you say 30lbs for a couple of days, what is a couple of days? You may have over carbed.

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:49 AM   #7
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If you only have a few foot of 3/8th's line to the tap you'll still get foam at 5PSI serving pressure. You need a longer run of pipe (at least 10ft if using 3/8th line) or at least 5ft of 3/16th pipe and you should be able to serve at 8-10PSI.



 
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