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Old 08-02-2014, 10:42 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. Running 10ft or more line would make my kegerator a jungle. Fortunately, I was able to get the temp below 40 which has calmed it down a bit. For the future. No more shaking! I have 6 feet of line in there right now with a tap tower above.

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:55 PM   #12
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One more question. And I apologize for my lack of knowledge on this. Damm, I've been reading up on this kegging thing for the past two months solid. Apparently EVERYTHING with brewing is trial and error haha. But, anyways. Now that it's heavily carbonated. I should just let it settle. Keep it at 10 psi til it's gone?

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:10 PM   #13
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The presumption is you overcarbed that keg of beer, hence you actually don't want to put any CO2 on the keg until you've tamed it by releasing the head space pressure every time you think of it over a day or two. After a day of that you can put low pressure on the keg to draw a pour to see how it's doing; if it's still foamy cut the CO2 again and keep popping the keg PRV (or the gas post poppet if no manual PRV) for another day and try again.

As for the beer line, you might be surprised how well PVC beer line will coil. I have 12' Bevlex-200 runs on all of my taps and I simply coiled the slack so it fits inside the keg rubbers and secured the coils with tie-wraps.

There are probably a thousand "beer line length calculators" in print and on the web. I'd guess 99.99% are copies of the original - which got it wrong from the jump. Hence the 5' lines that seems to be the default for dispensing kits.

If you want to understand why 5' really doesn't work well except under ideal conditions (low carb level, very cold temperature, no stratification or thermal gradients anywhere in the system) you might spend 10 minutes checking out the site of the only beer line length calculator work using...

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Old 08-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #14
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10 psi is high on my system for serving pressure. I use 6 and he perfect pours, but my lines are only about 6'...
I'd crank it down to 5, burp the head space from your keg and see how it pours. The idea is to get a god pour and just enough pressure to maintain the carbonation....


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Old 08-05-2014, 01:25 AM   #15
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I want to thank EVERYONE for their help. Everything settled out after I froze it a bit on accident haha. But, now we're at 38 degrees and 10 psi. The Belgian IPA tastes smooth and pouring great

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Old 08-05-2014, 02:16 AM   #16
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Looks like a nice glass of brew. Congrats and enjoy.

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