Pure Head!

Lambo

BrewArt Rookie
#61
I am having the same issues. See photo this was kegged 12 Jan 18. I am now pouring 2 at a time to let the head drop. The photo is after 3 minutes settling. The initial pour is all head. This is with the old liner. On a side note drank 1.5litres Polski Baltic Porter ( was all I was able to salvage after kegging 2 kegs)! It has the new liners with spears. I had to slash the liner numerous times to remove from keg. Coopers need to put some real work into addressing this issue as the liners / head issues will prove to be the demise of a great product.
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Lambo

BrewArt Rookie
#62
On a side note keg is that pressurised I have turned off the Flo and am pouring beer with same head issue just under keg pressure. Brew is tea party lager all with kit ingredients.
 

Pete R-C

BrewArt Rookie
#63
The last keg was also a Tea Party, all froth wasn't even worth trying to let it settle. On inspection it was the stupid gauze preventing beer and gas from escaping, like you I couldn't get it out of the keg had to spear the plastic to let the grass out (and beer).. It was the last of my old spear systems am going to try the new system and hope it improves. Starting to think Peroni Red @ $40 a carton is a better option!
 
#64
Perhaps we can try doing a few kegs without liners & see if they all pour ok. Might a bit of pain as will need to sterilize the kegs before filling again but have to do that to all the bits & pieces anyway.
Hey Dean, I've been trying to find an answer to this question... can we use the kegs without the keg liners? It would possibly alleviate all the frothing problems and be much cheaper. Like you said, we have to sanitise all the bits & pieces anyway.
 

Dean

BrewArt Rookie
#65
Hey Dean, I've been trying to find an answer to this question... can we use the kegs without the keg liners? It would possibly alleviate all the frothing problems and be much cheaper. Like you said, we have to sanitise all the bits & pieces anyway.
No not possible apparently , you need the bag to deliver the beer using the Flo
 

Pete R-C

BrewArt Rookie
#66
My second Tea Party was all froth by the time it settled in the glass the beer was warm..
I have just kegged a Czech Pils into the new bags and spears, if this is unsatisfactory I will ditch the Brewflo and buy an iKegger.
 

Lambo

BrewArt Rookie
#67
Thinking same. Currently drinking tea party froth using 2 glasses to settle between drinks. Is last of old liners. Next brew is Czech pilsner with spears. If same result will look at going kegger. Ridiculous brew a good beer but cannot drink it. Will let you know how it goes.
 

Lambo

BrewArt Rookie
#69
Looking forward to your experience with the next brew. Have just kegged a Deutsch larger with spears. No more old liners left. If still have issues with spears then will be going to pimp my brewflow.
 

Lambo

BrewArt Rookie
#70
Currently drinking my Czech pils. Used dextrose 25g and liners with spears. Pouring perfectly and tastes great. Have another 2 brews sitting (Deutsche lager and Belgian strong ale). Will see how they go as they are dextrose and spears.
 

Pete R-C

BrewArt Rookie
#71
I'm also drinking the Czech pils, the pour is perfect and taste! will put the ikegger on hold for now, maybe the new spears have fixed the issues..
 
#72
Brewed a Woodforde's Wherry kit and kegged without spears. Used 6 teaspoons of sugar per keg. They poured great.
Brewed APA & kegged with spears. Two weeks secondary followed by two weeks in the fridge. Served at 3C, first keg 80% foam.
 

Sootdawg

BrewArt Rookie
#73
I haven’t read all the messages on here about froth not sure if someone else has mentioned this. Anytime I’ve had frothy kegs I just leave them in the fridge for a couple of days & then dispense them it seems to bring the froth level right down to a nice pour. Let me know if this works for anyone else. I just leave my ready kegs in the fridge now at about 5 degrees & never seem to have a pouring issue.
 

Darren

Site Administrator
Staff member
#74
Is this using the keg spears? I tried this with the old caps with no joy, I always leave a keg in the fridge and replace it with the one from the BrewFlo but generally speaking always had issues but can't speak for the keg spears (only managed 1 brew with the keg spears which I am yet to try).
 

Sootdawg

BrewArt Rookie
#75
This is with the old lines & old liners. I’ve had it where’s it’s undrinkable & I put it in the fridge for a week or so & into the brewflow & it’s all good.
 
#76
Current comments are with using the "New type" keg caps including "New type" air valves and beer valves, using keg spears and beer lines with the spiral. Plus, 2-weeks secondary fermentation at 21-23C, followed by at least two weeks in the fridge at 3C.
The APA 80-100% foam condition continued until the keg was empty; approximately 1 week. I tried changing to a new beer line without any difference. The Brewflo is set to the lowest temperature setting, 3C. The keg liner is intact without any air or beer leaks.
Generally I don't see any air bubbles in the beer line? Flow improves as long as you are dispensing beer. Probably due to the beer cooling the beer line reducing the temperature change at the nozzle. If I discharge about 8 fl ozs of foam and then only open the valve to a trickle, I could achieve a reasonable pour. I could also improve the pour by turning off the Brewflo airpump, reducing the delivery pressure.
It would be good to have some way of adjusting the Brewflo air pressure, just like you do with C02.
 

Lambo

BrewArt Rookie
#77
New keg liners with spears seemed to have fixed my issues. No dramas over a variety of beers. Am using 30g dextrose now a keg instead of liquid primer. Reckon I could increase to 35g with no issues.