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Old 08-17-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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We have a jockeybox with 2 50ft coils. I want to use 10 ft of beer line from the kegs to the box but will the length of the coil mess up my pressure? With ten ft. Of beer line what pressure should the kegs be at for normal pressure?

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Old 08-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Do you want to use the 10ft of line for foam control reasons? I thought with jockey boxes you hook them up and then dial up the pressure until it either foams to much, comes out fast enough, or you get to your carb pressure.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'm thinking everything would depend on the temperature of the kegs. When I use my jockey box I carbonate using the chart based on the beer temperature, which always was room temp (65 or so). I carb and served at close to 30psi (high 20's) depending on the beer type, and never had issues with foaming with 5' unless my jockey box was low on ice.

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:52 AM   #4
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Temp will be fridge temp. We take kegs from the fridge and put into an ice bath. Jockeybox will also have ice water.

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This one has 50ft of 3/8th SS, then about 4 ft of wip. I serve at 15-20psi.

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Temp will be fridge temp. We take kegs from the fridge and put into an ice bath. Jockeybox will also have ice water.
Maybe this is a silly question, but if the kegs are already cold and on ice when you're serving why do you need a jockey box?
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:53 PM   #7
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Thanks mike, those are the specs I will use. Zack, the kegs will be in a smaller bucket outdoors and the ice will melt pretty fast. The ice in the box won't melt and there will always be 50ft of cold beer in those lines. Its not necessary- just nice

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