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bighandsray 08-30-2009 07:57 PM

storage pressure vs serving pressure
I have read conflicting info and seek the knowledge of wisemen. When storing cornies (after having been carbed) in the kegerator, do I need to keep them at 12psi (carbing pressure) or can I leave them at a lower serving pressure of 6-8psi?

thrawn86 08-30-2009 09:25 PM

they will technically start to lose carbonation like that. best way is to reduce your flowrate enough that you can serve at carbonating pressure.

I deal with the same thing, as I serve from cobra taps at carbing pressure. it can be a little foamy sometimes, but I plan to add some of those mixer inserts soon.

malkore 08-30-2009 10:29 PM

yep you need to 'balance' your system, so that serving psi is the storage psi, which gets you the CO2 volumes you want for the style being served.

I run about 12psi, with 8 feet of tap line to balance it out. More line = resistance so the beer doesn't rocket outta the tap and foam.

Bobby_M 08-30-2009 10:45 PM

More specifically, 8-10' of 3/16" ID tubing.

bighandsray 08-30-2009 11:09 PM

thanks guys.

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