massive foam - beer store keg

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massive foam - beer store keg

Post #1 by fdc » 4 years ago

I have had problems of massive foam in the past and do not wish to repeat.

I have a beer tower set in my bar



I plan on buying a 20 litre keg from the beer store of Shock Top.

I have a 5 litre gas Co2 tank.

The line from my keg to my tap on my bar is ¼ inch and it is quite short (about 3 feet) before reaching my tower



Here are my questions:

What should I do to ensure no more foam and bad beer:

a) In terms of CO2 gas pressure?
b) in terms of temperature?


Is there anything else I should do (is my beer line too short)?
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Re: massive foam - beer store keg

Post #2 by Warthaug » 4 years ago

Your problem is almost certainty your beer line running form the keg to the tap. During its passage through that line the beer will loose pressure due to friction in the line. You want this, as it is this reduction in pressure that prevents foaming. Typically, you want 10 feet or so of line between your keg and tap.

Your serving pressure should be the same as your carbing pressure - typically 8-14 PSI, depending on the temp of your fridge and the style of beer. If you're at the higher end of that range you may need a longer hose.

Hope that helps.

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Re: massive foam - beer store keg

Post #3 by bellybuster » 4 years ago

here's the skinny on calculating line length
http://www.homebrewingblog.com/how-to-calculate-beer-line-length/
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Re: massive foam - beer store keg

Post #4 by fdc » 4 years ago

tanks.

Will buy longer line and follow-up later with more questions.

I guess temperature should be around 5 degrees C ?
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Re: massive foam - beer store keg

Post #5 by XXXXX » 3 years ago

I know I'm reviving a dead thread, but I'll call it housekeeping. :P

CHB Member "ihomebrewing" wrote a great guide for this. It's in the "beginner home brewing" section.

Or just use this link. The Perfect Beer Keg Pour
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