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Co2 pressure

Posted: |26 Jul 2015|, 14:54
by vinny2729
I converted an old fridge into a kegerator and put a tap on the side, im also new to kegging and putting 1st corney keg in fridge in three days. keg to tap handle is about 16 inches long uphill about 6 inches and was wondering what CO2 pressure ill need to serve a nice beer with a short line. thanks

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |26 Jul 2015|, 15:08
by bellybuster
get a longer line, you'll need it

here's a great read on balancing a keg system
http://beersmith.com/blog/2011/07/14/ke ... raft-beer/

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |26 Jul 2015|, 21:38
by Wingeezer
I have about ten feet of 3/16" ID beer line on mine and I typically have the pressure at 10-12psi. It seems pour just nicely. I have Perlick Taps if that makes any difference. I started with about 15 ft of line and progressively cut it back.

I have a small two cornie kegerator though with a tap column on top, so the distance from the keg to the tap would be higher than yours, maybe 15 " ?

Brian.

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |26 Jul 2015|, 23:11
by vinny2729
appreciate the help and will put a longer line back on, thanks

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |27 Jul 2015|, 08:31
by Reignman
Are you using beverage line?

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |27 Jul 2015|, 20:32
by vinny2729
3/16 clear vinyl tubing, put a 5 foot line on last night, hooking keg up tomorrow

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |28 Jul 2015|, 06:07
by Reignman
I have read that hardware store vinyl tubing may not be that great for a beer line, something about giving your beer a plastic taste. I have always used 3/16 thick walled beverage line.

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |28 Jul 2015|, 07:03
by JimmehBrew
I've enjoyed following this thread as my last creation IPA was foaming bad and it made me do more searching to balance out my keezer system. During research I found a very excellent calculator online that helped alot.

http://www.mikesoltys.com/2012/09/17/de ... kegerator/

ya might find it useful not sure but I did, :cheers:

Re: Co2 pressure

Posted: |28 Jul 2015|, 19:07
by bellybuster
vinny2729 wrote:3/16 clear vinyl tubing, put a 5 foot line on last night, hooking keg up tomorrow
You're still less than half of what you require.
It may work fine sometimes but a well balanced system works great ALL THE TIME.