Every time I pour a beer in a 12oz glass I get about 1 to 2 inches of beer and the rest will be head. I have had my PSI presure at all different levels. The levels have ranged from 2 psi all the way up to 12psi and still getting a glass full of head. Have been through two kegs thinking the first keg could of been a bad keg. And also my CO2 does not seem to be leaking my gage is still staying it is almost full. What can I do to fix this problem.
Its cheesy but what i do when that happens is i turn on the c02 to charge it and then shut it off the beer will poor great until the c02 runs out then just turn the co2 on and off again and you should be alright
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The plastic tubing can break down if you use too strong of a cleaning agent. Always follow the cleaning instructions carefully. I suggest you replace the tubing with one resommended for FOOD USE - often found with soft drinks suppliers.
Keg's are normally pressurized at 13 psi. If you only set yours at 8 psi then you are going to cause problems. You should always start at least the same psi that the keg is set to. If you can talk to the keg company as they all differ some. Common problem is to lower the psi which will cause foam until you reach about 1/2 full or a little less then you should get less foam but your beer will become very flat. Too much pressure is usually better than too little, even with too much pressure you'll see the beer come out fine but will start to foam when hitting the glass/pitcher. Also note that the coupler's that Danby use are very cheap, check the CO2 vale (between CO2 line and coupler) to see if there are any cracks or anything.
well you are right the CO2 is causing the foam you may need to replace the regulator on the tank it is most likely bypassing the bellows inside...as a temp fix you can shut down the co2 and bleed off the air then just crack open the tank to (hand) regulate the flow ..
First, dont overstock your beer, good circulation is key. Make sure your condenser coils are clean. Find a happy setting with the help of a thermometer to cool between 35 - 42 degrees. To defrost I put big zipl-loc bags of ice on top of beer. Turn temperature all the way up (the compressor will cut off but the fan will keep running) for a few hours. When the ice is thick i put HOT water in a squirt bottle and spray sections in the ice. Play around with that and see if it works. Hopefully you don't have a bad condenser. Good luck!
Shut of the CO2 tank, then hit the pressure release valve on the side of the beer tap. Make sure there is a grey check valve in the tap where the red hose (co2) is connected. Also make sure the white ball in the tap where the white hose (beer line) is not stuck. You can remove this, it isnt really necessary. Once all checks out, open the tank and readjust the co2 regulator. The reading should not be more than 12 PSI. Everything should work just fine after this. Make sure the glass is as close to the faucet as possible (slanted is better) when dispensing beer. Hope this help :)
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.