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Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |03 Feb 2018|, 16:54
by Mr_Tastyfish
So after 4+ years of bottling my homebrew, I've finally gone and upgraded to a draught system. :rockon:

I looked at a few different options, and ended up ordering an Insignia 2-tap kegerator from Best-Buy. I got it on sale for less than what I figured it would have cost to build one myself. The kegerator comes equipped with sanke couplers to accommodate commercial beer kegs, so I switched them for pin-lock connectors (because I could get pin-lock kegs at nearly half the cost of ball-locks). Today I cleaned and sanitized the lines/taps and kegs, then transferred my latest creation into one of the kegs. It's now hooked up and carbonating at about 25psi. I can hardly wait to pour my first pint.
:cheers:

Re: Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |03 Feb 2018|, 18:53
by brhenrio
I love kegging. Keep a bottle of starsan handy to check for leaks. Dont use windex......
I find i serve the best between 12 and 16 psi, but i also usually have english styles on tap, and i takes a week or so to carb.

Re: Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |05 Feb 2018|, 10:36
by hawkbox
Congrats man. Kegging is the way to go.

Re: Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |17 Feb 2018|, 15:12
by Bodhi
You are a patient man! I only bottled for a year before I started kegging!

Re: Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |18 Feb 2018|, 10:27
by Mr_Tastyfish
Patient... and cheap. lol

Re: Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |28 Feb 2018|, 22:03
by Mr_Tastyfish
Update:
I got impatient with my first keg and cranked up the gas to carbonate quicker. 30 psi and some rocking of the keg was more than it needed, and I way over-carbonated. :facepalm:
While figuring out tap #1 (which still pours nearly half foam, despite efforts to reduce carbonation) I've brewed and filled a keg for tap #2. Taking a little bit slower approach to force-carbonating this time with much better results.

Re: Finally upgraded to draught system!

Posted: |28 Feb 2018|, 22:51
by brhenrio
Only method that has worked for me for overcarbing is turn off the gas and pull the pressure relief every couple hours. If you pull keg out and let it warm up it may speed up process a little. It takes a while to get the carbonation right whrn it is ovetcarbonated.