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Kegged for the first time and I'm getting quite a large head. I had it at 25psi for a couple of days then have dropped to sub 10 to serve. The brew is not too fizzy so reckon it's the serving pressure being too high rather than over carbing in the first place.

Am I right?

Also I take it I purge the co2 out and reset to a lower pressure to resolve?
 

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Kegged for the first time and I'm getting quite a large head. I had it at 25psi for a couple of days then have dropped to sub 10 to serve. The brew is not too fizzy so reckon it's the serving pressure being too high rather than over carbing in the first place.

Am I right?

Also I take it I purge the co2 out and reset to a lower pressure to resolve?
What are you using to pour, what size is the tubing for your beer line and how long is your beer line from keg to tap, if you use smaller tubing or make the tubing longer it will help to stop your beer frothing to much
I'm sure someone on here could describe what you need to know with better detail and the sizes you could use
Basically you use a bigger core size tubingbeer line for longer runs (sorry I can't remember the actual sizes) and small bore tubing for a short beer line
For now dial down your serving pressure to almost nothing, it will take a little longer to pour but without a huge head
 

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It's straight out of the keg from a serving tap (chrome with handle type). No beer line. I think this may be the problem!
 

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Sounds like it. When I pour from a keg, I vent the gas off then add the gas line to my pouring pressure. Try that then see how carbed the beer is. I think 25 for only 2 days might be too short and or not enough pressure. I've heard it to be around 30 and for three or four days. I force carb by rolling my kegs on the floor for 4 minutes at 40 psi. Does the trick.
 

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It's straight out of the keg from a serving tap (chrome with handle type). No beer line. I think this may be the problem!
This likely to be your main problem. Before trying anything else get one of the party taps that come with 3/16 beer line. I find these work really well.
The beer may be carbed up but your tap is causing the CO2 to come out of solution and so making the beer flat
 

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