Carlsberg frothing due to warm weather

Hi all, newbie to site and to home beer dispensing too really.

i have a setup in my shed, yes I’m a sheddie, I have 2 taps with jssmooth and carlsberg running through a maxi cooler.

i serve the smooth with 70/30 gas and the lager with co2, the smooth doesn’t play up hardly at all but the carlsberg tends to froth badly lately. I assume it’s because the weather is hotter now than in December when I started and didn’t have any problems. I had the gas set to around 24psi in winter and the last keg I had in early June was a nightmare. The temp in the shed is probably around 28 -30 degrees now so I turned the gas down to around 15psi but that didn’t help. After wasting a lot of beer as the keg stated to empty it started to settle down and was ok on 18psi. I have just tapped a new keg again yesterday and it’s the same problem.

i turn the gas off and disconnect the coupler when not in use and it takes a lot of wasted beer to get it going again next time. I have read loads of sites and just get more confused as to what the pressure should be.

Any help would be great.

Many thanks

  6 comments for “Carlsberg frothing due to warm weather

  1. Bill
    8th July 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Why on earth would you want to dispense beer in a shed when you can go down the Pub? Beer is meant to be stored in a cellar at 12c the only hope you have of dispensing lager there, is the same as we do on outside bars by using the 30/70 gas at the same pressure as the John Smiths and regulate the flow at the tap to slow and hope for the best.

    • Stayinn66
      8th July 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Hi thanks for the reply. As for your question why in a shed its simple, I can watch football matches I want to watch when I want, pay roughly £1 a pint and don’t have to listen to some of the idiots that frequent pubs nowadays.
      I didn’t think I could dispense lager on 70/30?
      I’m going to persevere for now until I can get a 60/40 gas as others have said and give that a try.
      Many thanks again

  2. Home Brew
    8th July 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Hi, I too have a shed arrangement. I don’t have any problems with my set up in fact as I write I’m in the bar drinking chilled carlsberg. Try 60/40 on 35psi and 3 meters of pipe from your cellar bouy to the first chiller hopefully that will work. If you have re-circ on your flash cooler build a python around your 3 meters of pipe. That should do the trick I reckon. Let me know if you need any help. I live in Hertfordshire if you are local and want to check out the set up I use. Dave

    • Stayinn66
      8th July 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks for replying
      I’ll try the 60/40 gas as soon as I can source a bottle from my mate who gets them for me.
      Do you think it would help if I fitted a flow restrictor on the beer line?

      • Douglas coates
        13th July 2017 at 4:09 pm

        All ways have a flow restrictor.

      • Home Brew
        13th July 2017 at 9:07 pm

        Not sure why you would need a flow restrictor if the Psi is set to what the brewery recommends.

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