Question about Danby DKC646BLS Full Size / Pony Beer Keg Cooler
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.
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..
Posted on Dec 07, 2011
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
You may want to go through the fixes here.
Also download and read through the "Draft Beer Quality Manual" from the same site.
Hope that gets things flowing again..
Posted on May 08, 2010
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.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Set co psi 8to10 lbs
Posted on Aug 03, 2007
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