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zman 02-18-2011 09:55 PM

Please critiquie my newb kegging setup
 
I currently have a Danby Kegerator with a single tower, a single regulator and a 3 way air distributor from Keg Connection. I am planning on having one keg serving and one carbing. My plan is to have both kegs hooked up in the kegerator at 12 psi. My first serving beer is going to be a Raspberry Wheat and the second keg is an India Brown Ale. When the Wheat is ready is it ok to leave the IBA on gas until I kick the first keg or do I need to turn off the gas to the IBA keg?

Thanks

Hophazard 02-18-2011 10:19 PM

Nope - leave the gas on 12 psi for both. Otherwise, the IBA wouldn't properly carb.

zman 02-18-2011 10:21 PM

cool. I can just do the set it and forget it for both kegs and just switch kegs when i need to? So 12psi is a good serving pressure @ 38-40F. My beer line is 6'

Hophazard 02-18-2011 10:23 PM

Yup - exactly. I keep my fridge at 40* and regulator at 12psi. Obviously, the carbonation level will depend on the style, but for pales, ambers, ipas, etc... I've found that this pressure works well.

zman 02-18-2011 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Hophazard (Post 2660068)
Yup - exactly. I keep my fridge at 40* and regulator at 12psi. Obviously, the carbonation level will depend on the style, but for pales, ambers, ipas, etc... I've found that this pressure works well.

what about for a wheat?

Hophazard 02-18-2011 10:36 PM

You may want it to be a little higher (maybe 13 psi) for a wheat, but I would start at 12 and if it seems undercarbed to you, you can increase then. It's much easier to increase carbonation than decrease it. Note, that if you do this, you will need to unhook your IBA or it will be carbed at 13 psi as well. Personally, I don't mind my wheats at 12.

zman 02-18-2011 10:42 PM

sweet. Thanks for all the help. Can't wait to get home and get the ball rolling on this:mug:

Hophazard 02-18-2011 10:44 PM

No problem! Kegging will definitely change your life. I started brewing twice as much because it's so much easier to keg and drink!


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