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Too much foam

Danby keg is set up. Every time I try and pour a beer there is entirely too much foam coming out. Doesn't matter what pressure I put the CO2 on, it still pours more foam then beer. Any suggestions? I have the same problem. It seems there is really no real fix. I guess I should have invested a bit more money for a better one. Sure temporary fixs sound like they would work but I am at the beginning stage of my research to fix this problem. I have already replaced the spout and installed a premium regulator. It seems the temp is the main problem.

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Your c02 pressure should be at 8-10 psi
also do some research on keg balancing this is the line lentgh to help control foam
like this site: http://kegman.net/balance.html

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    TripleTauto Sep 12, 2008

    try running your tube where it will cool better.



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You are absolutly correct. it is a temp problem. modern taverns deal with this problem constantly. the keg maybe cold but the spout get's warm and as soon as the cold beer. hits that warmspout it will foam. there really is no way to fix the problem on your set up. i do know that they make a spout with a built in chiller,however i'm not sure who the manufacture is. hope this gives you some idea as to solve your issue..please rate thanks

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Hi,
The temperature of the first 2 pours should not be 45 degrees with that cooling set up. With the tower top on can you feel the return air coming out the bottom of the tower? The blower may be trying to move too much air up the tube and the back pressure is stalling airflow on the blower vanes. You may need to add about a 1" opening in the tube near the blower to reduce back pressure. Plus this will circulate air in the unit. You don't need alot of air flow to cool the beer line. And insulate the tower to stop condensation.

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The thermostat is the problem

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Sep 12, 2008

    Thermostat that control the temperature of the beer which should be in the controlled environment is not working correctly. get it replaced.

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