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Old 04-18-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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How do you guys do it? Force carbonating takes a few days, so does that mean that during that time you are not drinking from the other keg that is attached to your co2 tank? By the looks of most of your setups, you have dual regulators and cannot control the individual pressure of your kegs.

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Well, unless you've got a mainline into your arm, you're probably taking long breaks between drinking sessions. When you're not drinking, you can leave your CO2 connected to the uncarbed keg.

The keg that is already carbed does not need a continuous feed of CO2 either. I just give it a shot now and again to keep it flowing while the tank remains constantly on the uncarbed keg.

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If your system is balanced, you can carb at 12 psi and dispense at it as well.

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Well, unless you've got a mainline into your arm, you're probably taking long breaks between drinking sessions. When you're not drinking, you can leave your CO2 connected to the uncarbed keg.

The keg that is already carbed does not need a continuous feed of CO2 either. I just give it a shot now and again to keep it flowing while the tank remains constantly on the uncarbed keg.

so you are saying that I can unhook the carbed keg from the co2 tank and still be able to dispense and enjoy?
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so you are saying that I can unhook the carbed keg from the co2 tank and still be able to dispense and enjoy?
That is correct.
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If your system is balanced, you can carb at 12 psi and dispense at it as well.
how long would carbing take at that psi? can I still set and forget or would molesting the keg every so gently be necessary?
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If your system is balanced, you can carb at 12 psi and dispense at it as well.
+1 on this. Be sure you have your beer line length/diameter ratio correct for the height of your tap and you should have no problems.

The formula for calculating the line length is:

L = P - (H * .5) - 1
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R

where


L = length of beer line in feet
P = pressure set on regulator gauge
H = Total height from the center of the keg to faucet in feet
R = Resistance of line from the following Resistance Table
1 = this is the residual pressure remaining at the faucet
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I guess I should add, If you have 3/16 beer line, your average resistance would be 2.7. I don't remember what the resistance on 1/4" is, but I'm sure it's on wiki if you need it.

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Your other option too is to have inline regulators as pictured below. Send one pressure from the tank, then use the inline to set the pressures to the kegs.

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Your other option too is to have inline regulators as pictured below. Send one pressure from the tank, then use the inline to set the pressures to the kegs.


that looks great... happen to have a link to grab parts for that?
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