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Old 08-30-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-30-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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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.

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

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Old 08-31-2009, 12:09 AM   #5
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thanks guys.

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