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I'm currently a Java developer and product manager in the financial industry. I am currently working on lots of different projects, but I have focused on high-performance server work and Swing client work in the past. I've developed in multiple languages on multiple platforms, working seriously with PHP, ASP, Unix C/C++, MS SQL Server, and MySQL.

I take a very direct approach to programming. I don't bow to convention simply because it is. Remember that DOS was a standard at one point. Remember that Windows still is a standard. Does it work, yes, I suppose, most of the time it does. I would build it much differently.


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answered Why am I getting foam in my keg line when dispensing?
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comment Why am I getting foam in my keg line when dispensing?
thanks for taking a look. I'll likely get my equipment on Monday and know if this was the issue by mid-week next week. If this is the issue and @jalynn2 hasn't added it as an answer, then I'll do it myself. Otherwise, I'll buy more hose. :)
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comment Why am I getting foam in my keg line when dispensing?
@jalynn2: I flagged your comment here because it should be turned into an answer. I am ordering parts to cool the tower and will know for sure this weekend, I hope! I cannot imagine that I should be lengthening lines which are already sufficiently long for maintenance.
Oct
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comment Why am I getting foam in my keg line when dispensing?
The beer is directly below the tap. I believe I have a 3/16" line, so it seems I need 1.8 PSI per foot. That means I really should have at least five feet of beer line to maintain at least 10 PSI in the keg. But when the tap is only a foot and a half above the keg, do we really need this distance? I guess just to have pressure....
Oct
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comment Why am I getting foam in my keg line when dispensing?
My lines are about 3 feet long and are contained within the kegerator. So they should be at the same temperature as the rest of the system, which is close. I do not have an exact temperature control but about 36 degrees. What do you mean that my system may be out of balance? Out of balance how?
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comment How long do I have to finish a keg once it's been tapped?
Most places in the USA this is called "Beer Gas". It was recommended that I do not need this except with heavier beers like stouts and porters which need the additional pressure.
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comment How long do I have to finish a keg once it's been tapped?
Was this after it was tapped? Or between being kegged and being tapped?
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comment How long do I have to finish a keg once it's been tapped?
Pressurizing the keg appropriately basically means connecting it to a 15 psi CO2 supply and allowing the pressure to equalize? How long have you kept a keg this way without it going bad?
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