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Old 09-19-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default At what temperature do you set your kegerator for serving?

I'm thinking I'll go with about 48F or so. I'll have 4 - 6 beers on tap, so it'll be a compromise for some styles.

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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Good question, I was going to ask the same thing with a poll. I keep mine a bit lower, (around 40 deg) so that I can let the beer warm up over time vice having a beer be too warm.

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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Idunno really, I've got the Sanyo set at a kinda high temp....I've taken temp readings in a glass of water before but I kinda forgot. I think it's around 45* or so......beer tastes good to me!

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Mine is set to 45*

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mine pours at a frosty 32F.....that way, buy the time I actually get around to drinking it....it's mid 40's. I usually drink from tall thin Pilsner style glasses, so it warms fairly quickly. I suspect I'll lower it a bit come winter when the Kolsch - Cream style ales give way to Stouts, Porters and Browns.

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I was thinking about starting the same thread. I am in the processes of building a kegarator, and everything I read says 38 degrees or the wrath of the foam gods will attack. I am hoping to be able to keep it a little warmer than that. more opinions please

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more opinions please
Start with 10' beer lines. That's my ONLY regret on mine.
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I was thinking about starting the same thread. I am in the processes of building a kegarator, and everything I read says 38 degrees or the wrath of the foam gods will attack. I am hoping to be able to keep it a little warmer than that. more opinions please
Use one of the charts for properly balancing a keg system and temperature won't be an issue when it comes to foam. I think the single biggest thing you can do to minimize foam is to use lines at least 10' long (personal opinion).
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Mine sits between 38º - 40º

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+1 to the 10ft beer lines!

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