Use one of the charts for properly balancing a keg system and temperature won't be an issue when it comes to foam. I think the single biggest thing you can do to minimize foam is to use lines at least 10' long (personal opinion).I was thinking about starting the same thread. I am in the processes of building a kegarator, and everything I read says 38 degrees or the wrath of the foam gods will attack. I am hoping to be able to keep it a little warmer than that. more opinions please
Same here. I thought mine were 6', but same story either way. I'll give the lines I have a shot and see what happens. I'll only have one beer hooked up for the next three weeks anyway.I have a feeling I will be replacing the liquid lines, as they are only 5'. I bought the 4 tap system from MW, and they came with 5' lines.
10' seems to be a popular length. At least beer line is cheap.
The two factors that affect foam is the speed at which the beer exits the tap and the temperature the beer is at.So theoretically if i liked a nice warm 50 degree beer, i just need to change the psi on the regulator and it should work?
The problem with increasing temperature is carbonation. As temperature increases, the pressure must increase to keep the same level of carbonation.This is a very interesting thread.
I just started using a Haier Kegerator, the one that holds 2 1/6 kegs.
Everything I've read on other boards said that the temperature HAS to be 38 in the pour.
You guys seem to have it much higher. My question is if the beer is in the 45+ temperature range how do you not get a glass full of foam? Is it all in the PSI setting?
I currently have two kegs setup, liquid temperature is around 39-40 degrees and at 11psi i was getting a lot of foam. I've since dropped the temperature and increased the psi, but haven't tried a pour yet. So theoretically if i liked a nice warm 50 degree beer, i just need to change the psi on the regulator and it should work?
Beer lines are 5', i do not have any mods on the kegerator.
Thanks so much.