From the HBD Archive
From: dzzr%beta@LANL.GOV (Douglas J Roberts)
Subject: Too Much Foam
Date: 1989-12-26 05:57:10 GMT

> Having nothing else on hand I decided to give it a
> try. I transfered it from the carboy to a keg and put it under
> pressure to carbonate about five days ago @ 35 psi. The last
> batch was done in a similar manner. When I tapped off a glass of
> the last batch, I had to tap very slowly to avoid getting a glass
> of foam. This batch seems to be impossible to tap. All I get is
> foam. Can anybody suggest where I might have gone wrong? Any
> suggestions would be appreciated.

I do believe you ran the pressure up about 3.5 times too high. All you
really want to have on a Cornelius-type keg is ~10 psi. Go much
higher, and it'll be foam city every time.

- --Doug

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