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Old 05-24-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default CO2 splitter and force carbonating 2 kegs

I have one CO2 keg and a splitter going to two kegs. Let's say I want to force carbonate both kegs at 10psi. Am I going to get expected results setting my regulator to 10psi? why do I think I need to set it to 20psi?

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Old 05-25-2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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psi stands for pounds per square inch... so, 10psi is 10psi, regardless of volume. pressurizing both kegs to 10psi will take more gas, but it will still only require the regulator to be set to 10psi.

Granted, I have never kegged, so my information is coming from my general understanding of pressure. You might want to wait and see if anyone who has actual experience to chime in and correct me if I am wrong.

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psi stands for pounds per square inch... so, 10psi is 10psi, regardless of volume. pressurizing both kegs to 10psi will take more gas, but it will still only require the regulator to be set to 10psi.

Granted, I have never kegged, so my information is coming from my general understanding of pressure. You might want to wait and see if anyone who has actual experience to chime in and correct me if I am wrong.
This is correct. The regulator will measure the total pressure being put on the beer, regardless of how many times you split it. It will use twice as much gas though.
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Yeap, just set the regulator at 10psi if that's what you want each keg to have.

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After a about a week the keg will be carbonated to 10psi. You can figure out how many volumes it will be according to the chart at http://hbd.org/clubs/franklin/public...s/balance.html. As Mr. Popeil says, "Set it and forget it!"

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is there a good set-up to split them? I hate to pay the price at the LHBS for their splitter. I would like to hook up my own and be able to turn off the gas before the tube to the keg.

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is there a good set-up to split them? I hate to pay the price at the LHBS for their splitter. I would like to hook up my own and be able to turn off the gas before the tube to the keg.
If you're not worried about being able to turn one or the other off, then a simple plastic of SS tee will work just fine.
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Go to the local hardware store and find a brass tee and three nipples to fit your gas line. I made mine for about $4.

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is there a good set-up to split them? I hate to pay the price at the LHBS for their splitter. I would like to hook up my own and be able to turn off the gas before the tube to the keg.
I inherited one of the $40 HBS ones
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I may get a brass splitter and then see if I can get a shut off valve for the line. that should accomplish the same thing.

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