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Old 05-28-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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Hi,

Finally filling my first keg, and I just realized that I don't know how much head space to leave. 1", 2", 3", 4"?

Filling two kegs right now so your answers are greatly appreciated.

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It doesn't matter. Just don't fill it up too high. Too little is okay

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Try to keep it below the in tube. That's what really matters.

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:58 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. The first keg I started had a 2" air side tube which required I drain almost a quart off. I now have my first two kegs gassed up - I'm going to watch an episode of Battle Star Galactica and then run my last gas line to leave them under pressure to carb up.

Thanks a million!

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1-2: Biermunchers Blue Balls 10 gal batch
3: Dunkel from "Brewing Classic Styles"
4: Hefeweizen BYOB Paulner clone
5: Biermunchers Centennial Blonde

Secondaries:
1-4: empty

Cold Crashing: Biermunchers Tits up IPA

On Tap: American Wheat, Dunkel (wlp380), Chocolate Stout, Biermuncher OctoberFast.

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