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mullimat 04-13-2008 05:35 PM

So just set and leave at 5 psi?
Now that my first two kegs are carbed up the instructions (as well as what i have been reading) say to set the kegs to 5 psi for serving pressure. My question is, can i leave the kegs always set at 5 psi to serve or should i turn the CO2 off and only turn it back on to 5 psi when i am ready to serve?

FlyingHorse 04-13-2008 05:53 PM

5 psi is really low for a serving pressure. Most systems seem to pour best (and maintain carb levels) between 10-15 psi. Depends on your system.

And as long as your system is leak-free, there's no reason to shut off the CO2 between servings.

SenorWanderer 04-13-2008 06:44 PM

check the kegging sticky at the top of the forum for a link about line balancing.

Blender 04-13-2008 06:52 PM

That seems a bit low to me and I don't se any reason to turn the CO2 off. I use picnic taps and set it at 10 psi.

malkore 04-15-2008 10:41 PM

If you leave it at 5psi, your beer is gonna de-carbonate down to whatever 5psi gives for CO2 volumes.

You'll be better off at 10-12psi, and balance the system with approriate length of tap lines.

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