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Danby Keg Cooler foam problem

I just bought a Danby Keg Cooler "Chill'n Tap" and am having problems with what they call "Wild Draw." There is too much foam being dispensed. I have tried everything recommended and it is still an issue.

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  • baylor Dec 31, 2007

    i am having major foaming problems

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    Same problem here, too much foam not enough beer

  • tstewart705 Jul 21, 2008

    My fridge has always worked fine but I have not had a keg in it for few months and now all I am getting is foam and no beer. It first seemed to be drawing air but now I am not sure. I have tighten all the connections and when I pour it only dispenses foam?????

  • sandoval10 Mar 29, 2009

    My Danby produces exessive foam. Changed beers, cleaned equiptment, fiddled with pressure...still too much foam.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have a edgestar kegerator i get a couple glass es of foam then good then wait a while and foam again pressure at 12 5 'of beer line

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I have foamy beer and have read here to leave the pressure at about 13 p.s.i. also read between 8-10p.s.i. someone also wrote 2-4p.s.i. I have it on 13p.s.i. now also read to wait about four hours for cage to get cold before tapping.(well I tapped it as soon as I put it in before I read this) it was semi cold as it was in the cooler at the store (but took a while before I got it in).I would like some input on the proper p.s.i. and also would it be o.k. to leave it tapped at this point or should I untap it until the 4 hours is up ? thank-you so much if you can help.also should the air be left on all the time?

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I had the same problem, Questions is where is the foam, do you see it in the lines after the keg tap? If so, I bet you money the plastic hose is improperly crimped at the steel connector that fastens on the keg tap..Look inside the tube you might see the bad crimp job, then use a proper sized drill bit to bore it out, I dont recall the inner diameter of the hose but dont go to large with the drill bit where your causing the inner walls of the tubes to shred. After doing that, use the CO2 tank to blow out the pieces through the top with the faucet disconnected of course. Duck and move any breakables cause theyll shoot out like a bullet. After about 8 kegs of bad pours i finally figured it out..it pours so nicely now. I keep the pressure @ 8psi with ML if you needed that info..

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  • Al Gilson Apr 17, 2012

    This solution helped me out. Turns out that when the silver fitting was stuck on to the hose, the hose wasn't cut cleanly and there was debris in the hose. A quick jab with a screwdriver, and I was able to pull that excess rubber out of the hose which removed the blockage. Thanks Rob F! We're pouring nicely now!

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If you are getting foam then finally poors fine you have a temperature problem. If you are getting constant foam then you are probably looking at a pressure problem. First of all make sure that you let your keg sit for at least 4 hours and get down to 38 degrees before you tap the keg. Also ensure that your pressure is set to at least what the pressure is in the keg (generally 13 psi). If you can, try to ask the beer manufactures (if you use a microbrewery) what pressure to set it at. One brew master told me to start at 15 psi and adjust from there.

If you still get foam and you can guarantee that the temperature is correct then you are getting some agitation from something else. Double check all your washers and even check your stop valve on the CO2 line to the coupler. Sometimes the lines are not the correct length or even the correct diameter, when the beer is forced through the line if it starts out thin and then expands or vice versa that gives beer a chance to get agitated and cause foam.

Finally the equipment that is used on these systems are generally not that great. I had a Danby Chill'n Tap and replaced the coupler and the tap and all the lines and that solved my issues, even though my problem was probably a cracked valve for the < $80 it cost me to replace everything it wasn't worth my time to figure out exactly what was wrong with it.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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You may want to go through the fixes here.
http://www.kegworks.com/company/kegworks-community/home-bar/draft-beer-systems/troubleshooting#flat

Also download and read through the "Draft Beer Quality Manual" from the same site.

Hope that gets things flowing again..

Slainte

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Go to micromatic.com and read the posts on the problem. It is not a pressure problem. It is a temperature problem. The beer in the line gets too warm and then it gets very foamy.

Be cautious about lowering the pressure because it will cause your beer to go flat.

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Set co psi 8to10 lbs

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