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hypergolic 11-14-2012 12:33 AM

Accuflex bev-seal
Should I be safe starting with 20 feet on each tap? And working back from there?

day_trippr 11-14-2012 12:40 AM

Aside from some bad combination in the temperature/CO2 volumes chart (eg: 3 volumes at 45F) I'd say definitely. If you're holding your beer below 40F and around 2.5 volumes, you could likely start around 13-14 feet and maybe end up with an extra run for the future...


hypergolic 11-14-2012 12:49 AM

Thanks, for the information. I generally pour porters, stouts, pale ales, should I start shorter?

zachattack 11-14-2012 12:57 AM

I've got 20 feet per keg on my keezer using the 3/16 accuflex. It's the perfect length, don't go shorter. Install it once and forget about it, this stuff is a bitch to get over the barbs.

I've been fine from 12-15 psi so far, at 12 it's definitely not too slow. You'd be fine lower.

day_trippr 11-14-2012 12:59 AM

It would be tempting, but you can't go back if you're short right off the bat ;)

Imo, one rational approach is to refer to this table, apply your expected holding temperature, then find the typical volumes of CO2 for your line up of brews, and see what kind of pressures you'll be dealing with. Take the highest of the range, and start with one foot of line for each PSI...


two_hearted 11-14-2012 01:01 AM

? I have about 8 ft per keg and no issues other than its a pain in the ass rats nest. Its stiff like a spring.

Also, 15 seconds in boiling water, insert needle nose pliers, wedge open pliers and insert barb. I did 4 of them with no issues.

hypergolic 11-14-2012 01:11 AM

Thanks for the tips, I am going to start with 20'.

zachattack 11-14-2012 01:19 AM

Haha sorry that we're all over the place. I remember seeing another thread where there was a gigantic range of line lengths people suggested for the accuflex, anywhere from 5-30 feet. I really don't think it can be too long with this tubing. I used the same tube stretching method as two hearted, but I wouldn't say I had "no issues." They went on, but it wasn't something I want to do again.

Groo 11-14-2012 01:32 AM

I did 10 feet at 12 psi and it's perfect. 8 feet on 10 psi seems to work too but 10 feet on 10 psi was pouring really slow. 8 feet on 12 psi shot out pretty quick when I mixed up my lines. Anything is better than filling a pint in half a second like I was before.

Agree they are a pain to get on the barb but I was scared to boil for 15 seconds.

hypergolic 11-14-2012 01:52 AM

One barb done three more to go.

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