Originally Posted by Nwcw2001
why are both kegs hooked up?
There's a bunch of reasons.
First, I wanted to see the gauge of my spunding valve not responding to the saw tooth output on the regulator on my supply tank. 2 Corny's connected by ten feet of 3/16" is a great way to do that.
And I was originally interested in this setup as a way to minimize risk of infection when racking from primary to secondary, so it made sense to pressure test the transfer tube too.
And it was a great place to set the camera tripod.
And now that I have four gallons of steep/extract English Pale Ale pitched on 1.051 in corny number one, I still have more reasons to use a second keg.
Right now I have the four gallons of pitched wort in my primary with the black post blown empty from my CO2 tank and the pressure tested transfer hose on the grey post. The other end of the transfer hose in on the black post of my planned serving keg. I already have the 'other' gallon of RO water in the bottom of the serving keg. And my pretty new valve is on the grey post of the serving keg. And I blew that whole thing up to 5psi with CO2 via the black post on the primary. And that last gallon of water is going to carb along with the rest of the batch.
So if I end up not having enough head space in corny number one and I get krausen head pushing out the grey post on my primary I am going to be out 99 cents for a gallon of RO water but my pretty valve is gonna be OK.
And when it is time to push from primary to secondary I'll put the spunding valve on yet another keg so if I overfill th serving keg my pretty valve is still OK.
Need more Cornies. I want a dedicated corny for sanitizer, and I want a dedicated empty for my spunding valve to ride around on. And winning lottery tickets. And a shot at Jessica Simpson. And a supercharger for my car.