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I just set up a new kegerator and am getting massive foam. Solutions would be appreciated. Corny keg of IPA @40 degrees, 12 psi, using 5' of EVAbarrier 4mm. I also tried duotight fittings.
 
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I have 3 meters running for my lines in a standard kegerator/tower setup with 4mm Eva barrier and duotight fittings. But that sounds (and looks) like a floating dip tube that isn’t fully submerged or has air stuck in it.
Thanks for the reply. It's a solid stainless dip tube in a standard 5g corny keg, but I agree that it's acting strange. I wonder if the o-ring at the top of the dip tube could be missing. I'll come back around and check that after a night of sleep.
 

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Line length is likely too short. 5 feet seems to be the standard with store bought kegerators but it’s just not enough. Do a search for “keg balancing calculator” or “keg line length calculator”. Or just replace with 10 feet of line and call it good.
 

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5 feet of 4mm ID line should be pretty darned close to "Good to Go".

[...]I wonder if the o-ring at the top of the dip tube could be missing. I'll come back around and check that after a night of sleep.
Definitely the first thing to check.
Otherwise, describe how you carbonated that keg...

Cheers!
 

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Not trying to be negative nelly, but you had THAT in your keg?? Eeeeew. Especially for kegs that have been stored for a while, it's always a good idea to at least visually check inside to make sure no issues.
 
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You're right, I failed on that one. I usually rinse and star San then after use, but have been contemplating that practice after seeing what was inside this keg. I think the ruptured dip tube allowed things to leech, but they still got in there.
 

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Not trying to be negative nelly, but you had THAT in your keg?? Eeeeew. Especially for kegs that have been stored for a while, it's always a good idea to at least visually check inside to make sure no issues.

hey now, he just made me feel better about MY cleaning and santizing! ;) :mug:

edit: i think i'd splurge on a PBW soak for that bad boy!
 
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