No doubt this has been asked many times in the past.. Just wondering what everyone's most reliable fix is for foamy pours from kegs (probably over-carbed).
I think I'm about 8-10 5L mini kegs into my kegging career, previously no issues with over carbed beer in kegs (bottles are another story, but that's another story). Hooked up a pre-chilled keg of average pale ale last night, let it settle for about 24 hours, and poured a few pints this evening. The pour is not all foam, probably 50/50. The beer doesn't seem over carbed - but I'm not sure what else could be responsible for the foamy pour. The beer does seem to pour faster than previous kegs.
- 5L mini kegs with picnic taps, stored completely in the fridge at around 3-4 degrees.
- 4mm ID beer line, I think 1.5m long (from memory). I crunched the numbers when I first got set up, and I believe I got the line length correct for balance.
- pouring at 10psi
- kegs naturally carbed with 12 carb drops
All my kegs up to this point have been pouring quite well... I generally pour quite slow, but this current keg is pouring with considerably more oomph than previous kegs.
So... My plan is.. Gas off, burp jiggle and burp the keg, and reconnect gas (maybe down to 8psi), and wait a day.
Is there anything else you guys would suggest/recommend?
Thanks a lot for any help