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Old 09-18-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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I am putting together my kegerator and remembered reading something about the length of beer line from keg to faucet. I can't remember where i saw it but, it said something about the line needing to be at least five feet long to cut down on foaming. Wondered if anyone knew if there was truth to this or to just make the lines as long as needed. On the same note what about the length of the CO2 lines?



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Old 09-18-2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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Here, read this link. http://hbd.org/clubs/franklin/public_html/docs/balance.html

It has all the info you need for balancing your system. Height from the tap to the center of the keg, temp, inner diameter of the line and desired CO2 levels are all part of the equation.



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Old 09-18-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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On the other hand, 10 feet of 3/16" and you'll be able to pour anything without foaming. That's how I set up my kegger. Slower pours on the low pressure ales, but what's an extra 10 seconds?

CO2 lines, doesn't matter. Long enough to reach, short enough to be out of the way.

And don't forget the check valve(s) to protect the regulator from backflow.

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Here, read this link. http://hbd.org/clubs/franklin/public_html/docs/balance.html

It has all the info you need for balancing your system. Height from the tap to the center of the keg, temp, inner diameter of the line and desired CO2 levels are all part of the equation.
Anyone have an updated link? This one is dead end!
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:49 AM   #5
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I finally find a page for my problem, and it's a dead link. Bump for new link/ information from page.

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http://www.iancrockett.com/brewing/info/kegbalance.shtml
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Another useful link

http://www.simgo.com/draft1.htm

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i recently swapped out my 1/4 line for 10' of 3/16. it pours perfectly. with the glass close the faucet it makes no foam, pull it away and it creates a nice head.

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I'm using about three feet of tube and two of the "swizzle sticks" mentioned in the sticky post at the top of this sub-forum. My CO2 regulator is set to 12PSI and after two weeks, it was a perfect pour.

I think that's the sweet spot for me.

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Okay, no longer a sticky, but here it is.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure-your-short-hose-troubles-100151/



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