I hate foam. Luckily, I found a d-i-y project for those
of you who keg your homebrew. If you are like me,
you have noticed that beers with higher carbonation
levels tend to be foamy from your taps. Even worse
are those short cobra lines that you take to parties
or use in your home kegging setup
foam, not enuf beer.
Well, there is a new product on the market called
the Flo-gate, manufactured by Ventmatic. The design
adds tiny plastic discs in the line and results in
a resistive load on the beer. This makes it appear
that the beer is flowing through much longer lines,
thus reducing foaming The Ventmatic product retails
Fortunately a do-it-yourselfer can build one for a
fraction of that cost. The following parts list details
what you need:
3/16 Beer line (length that you need for your setup)
- ¼ beer line, about 8 $.20/foot
- epoxy nozzle tip, McMaster Carr #74695A12 $1.00
- 2 pcs ¼ to 3/16 SS adapter, Tavern Services
- 4pcs SS hose clamps $.60 each
Cut the end off of the epoxy nozzle and remove the
plastic mixing disc from the device, Insert this disc
into the ¼ beer line.
Push the ¼ end of the
adapter into each end of the hose.
Clamp into place
with two SS hose clamps.
Attach 3/16 hose to each end of the subassembly.
Install a SS hose clamp on each side. The hose on
the keg end should be relatively short 4 to 8. The
serving end should be as long as you require for
There you have it, for the total investment of about
nine bucks you have the