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Troubleshooting Your Kegerator

Issue Possible Cause Solution
Cloudy Beer - Beer is hazy and not clear Temperature too low Increase the temperature of the refrigerator to 36 degrees or higher
Faucet partially opened Turn the tap off, then open it quickly and fully
Keg has something warm on it Remove any item that is not cold from the keg
Flat Beer - Head comes out like large soap bubbles and disappears quickly. Beer tastes less fresh Greasy glasses- grease can come from fried foods, lipstick, or dirty hands Wash glasses thoroughly after use and allow to air dry. Do not dry wipe. Cold rinse glasses before pouring beer. Designate beer-only glasses.
Poor pour Be careful about the distance of the faucet to the glass. A perfect pour will give you about a 1/2" to 1" thick tight head on top.
Low pressure Check if the CO2 tank is on and is not empty. Check for obstructions in the air lines. If the PSI is too low, raise it a little bit at a time. (Be careful as the regulator is very sensitive). Regulators need to be replaced every 4-6 years after wear.
Bad or Off-Tasting Beer - Beer is bitter and has an unpleasant bite. Dirty beer line or faucet Clean the faucet and lines after every Half Barrel Keg
Dirty air line Replace the air line if it looks to be contaminated. Otherwise, clean it like you would the beer line and rinse it clean.
Old beer Toss the keg, and get a new one.
Foamy Beer - You pour and it comes out all foam and no beer Warm Beer Regulate the refrigerator's temperature to be at 38- 42 degrees Fahrenheit
Excessive CO2 Lower the CO2 pressure going into the keg. Turn off the CO2tank, pull the relief valve for about 3 seconds, wait about 15 minutes before turning it back on.
Old beer lines Replace your beer lines
Clogged faucet Remove the faucet, soak in hot water and clean with a brush every few weeks.
Poor pour Be careful about the distance of the faucet to the glass. A perfect pour will give you about a 1/2" to 1" thick tight head on top.
Worn down parts in faucet Check for worn washers and replace as needed. Check the faucet to make sure it opens fully. Replace the faucet or it's parts as needed.
Warm beer lines The full length of beer tubing needs to be refrigerated. Beer lines longer than 6 feet may cause issues as well

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