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Old 02-07-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Nitro Stout Kegging, Beer Line Lengths?

So I'm about to set up a couple of stout faucets with a nitro system in my kegerator and was wondering what line lengths I should start with. I keep the kegerator between 45 and 55 degrees F, and will run the beer gas at somewhere between 30-40 psi. I'll probably use 3/16" line unless someone convinces me 1/4" is better.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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Doesn't matter, 90% of the resistance is from the faucet.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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Doesn't matter, 90% of the resistance is from the faucet.
OK, cool. That's what I thought, but with the high pressures I wasn't sure. So does 8-10 feet sound good?
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So, care to give us an update?

I'm curious too, as I've FINALLY located a source for beer mix, got my cylinder, reg, stout tap, and JUST finished kegging my Irish Dry Stout.

I cut my tubing to 10 feet(3/16") for ALL my taps. Shanks are 1/4" though (I couldn't find SS in 3/16 and the old chrome shanks were 3/16 - well I think I drank the chrome plating cause it wasn't on the shanks after the first 9 months when I checked them...) Anyway...

Not sure what pressure to set the Beer Mix Reg for for proper dispense. Anyone got a good starting point to recommend? I was thinking about 25-30 PSI to force carb AND dispense with the Beer Mix.

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My line lengths for my beer gas setup are about 9 ft. I thought they were too short at first because I was getting too much foam, but that was just due to too much CO2 in solution. Try dispensing between 30-35 psi as a starting point. When I carb with CO2 for a couple of days, then switch over to the beer gas and let it finish carbing there, I get perfect pours in a week and a half to two weeks after.

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I have 5ft of 3/16" and get a great pour at around 30psi. I have a video but it is terrible quality.

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Default Good line length calculator

I made this spreadsheet to calculate line length based off of some real engineering formulas. It gives pretty accurate results when estimating line length.

http://www.mikesoltys.com/2012/09/17...our-kegerator/

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I made this spreadsheet to calculate line length based off of some real engineering formulas. It gives pretty accurate results when estimating line length.

http://www.mikesoltys.com/2012/09/17...our-kegerator/
As fantastic as your spreadsheet is, it doesn't really apply to the nitro faucet situation in this zombie thread.
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