In a couple weeks I will be kegging my first kegged beer, which will be an IPA. After reading about the different methods to carbonate it, I think I will just be turning up the pressure and letting it sit for two weeks.
I plan on carbonating it to ~2.4 volumes at 54 degrees F and 18PSI. So that means 18-19 PSI is my carbonation pressure.
I highly doubt that I will be serving my IPA at 18PSI because it seems like everyone uses a serving pressure around 8-12 PSI, right?
What I'm concerned about is if I carb at 18PSI and turn it down to 12 PSI will I lose some of those 2.4 volumes over time from the gas equalizing with the head space?
Or should I plan on serving the beer at 18PSI and balancing the line with a beer line (3/16 of course) of the appropriate length?