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Old 03-22-2014, 05:11 AM   #1
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What would you say the correct liquid keg line (3/16") length is for typical homebrew ales for a single tower kegerator ? Someone said 6 feet but its at about 3 feet and seems fine.....!?!?

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Old 03-22-2014, 06:11 AM   #2
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Depends on how carbonated you like your beer and how cold you like it. If it tastes good and pours good with three ft I say keep it! If you want more carbonation you might need to lengthen it ( assuming temp stays the same). If you want it served colder then you might need to shorten it. ( assuming you keep the same volume of co2)

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Old 03-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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Most of us have 10' 3/16" serving lines @ 12 PSI +/-. This seems to be the sweet spot for high 30s to low 40s in the degrees department. Individual results will vary....but the secret is to have the psi high enough to maintain the carbonation of the beer without blowing foam out of your faucets. You can use 3' lines with a psi of 4, but after a few days of pours...you'll have flat beer.

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Great... Thanks!

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10 to 12 feet. Mine are 12 feet. Makes high co2 volume beers (belgians etc) easier.

I don't know why those damn keg kits usually come with 5 or 6 feet lines.

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Great - thanks.... I think Ill ADD that length to what I have now and see how it goes....

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