Originally Posted by ocluke
I'm a n00b, so forgive me if this is an obtuse question, but wouldn't it make more sense to just order 1/4" ID tubing to decrease the length of line needed for each tap? Does this manufacturer not make 1/4" ID tubing?
The average keezer/keg setup only needs a handful of line between the keg and the tap, and it would be nice to not have the first half/three-quarters of your glass be beer that's been sitting in a line (especially for the beers you drink less often). It would also be nice to not have to manage 80ft of line inside cramped quarters.
Any clarification would be helpful. Thanks.
Not sure what you're basing all that on, but it's completely backwards.
3/16″ ID vinyl tubing = ~3 psi/ft
1/4″ ID vinyl tubing = ~0.85 psi/ft
Those numbers vary depending on the actual types of tubing, but their relationship won't change much.
So to balance a system you'd need like four times as much 1/4" ID tubing as 3/16", and then you'd have way, way
more beer sitting in the tubing between pours...