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Overcarbonated kegs


David Wilhelms • Aberdeen, Washington asks,

I have a keg of wheat beer that I overcarbonated. When I decant a glass, I get 99 percent foam. I think I know what I did wrong to produce this, but is there anything I can do to salvage this batch?


I prefer to package beer in kegs for several reasons. Besides being convenient, perhaps the best thing about a keg is that it’s very easy to change the carbonation level in a
Response by Ashton Lewis.