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Old 08-08-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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New to kegging....I will be using 2 cornelius kegs for my two most recent wheat beers and a tower with two taps mounted on the fridge. What psi should my CO2 be at? Also...where do people usually go to get their tanks filled?
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:09 AM   #2
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It depends on how carbonated you want them to be (wheats are usually in the 2.5-3 volumes range) and what temperature the beer is. There are charts to help you out:

http://www.ebrew.com/primarynews/ct_...tion_chart.htm

If your beer is 40F and you want 3 volumes, set to 16psi.

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Also make sure at that hogh of pressure that you have enough beer line. Either too short or too large of a diameter and you will have gushing beer.

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and at that PSI you're probably talking 10-12 feet of beerline to balance it out. Still easier than dropping PSI to dispense and then back up to 16 to keep it carb'd at 3 volumes.

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It depends on how carbonated you want them to be (wheats are usually in the 2.5-3 volumes range)...
The other carb charts I have seen say the German wheats are somewhere between 3.3 and 4.5...

So which is it? (since I have my Weizen on 22psi @ 37* at the moment)

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I just took a crappy guess so I trust your numbers more than mine.

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HAHA!!!

Don't go trusting ME on that one...

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Also...where do people usually go to get their tanks filled?
Thanks.
I take mine to a place that fills fire extinguishers. I also heard about places that do a lot of welding.

Some places make you exchange your tank meaning if you have a nice, new aluminum one, then you're going to get a crappy steel one back. Some places you drop them off and a couple days later (at least at my place) you get your same one back. That;s my place in OHIo atleast. I give my dude a couple homebrew now and then and he takes care of me!
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I bring my tank to a local welding supply place. They only swap tanks, so I was glad that my tank was already a metal tank.

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