Originally Posted by deepfat
I have had a 4 gallon batch of root beer in the corny for about a week at 36 psi. I still have minimal carbonation, almost none. My novice self only cut 5 1/2 feet of beverage line. I heard that I should have much more line for that psi.
Is this true? What is the formula?
I also just recently kegged some rootbeer (my first ever attempt at kegging) and found that my short 5 foot cobra tap was dispensing nothing but a foamy mess. someone sent me this thread:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure...oubles-100151/
and I tried the inserts (2 of them) with my rootbeer and immediately got a perfect pour! It was truly amazing. The cost of the extra hose is about = to if not more than the cost of these inserts and you dont have to worry about 15-25 feet of tubing taking up space.. trust me, they work great for rootbeer.
As to why your RB didn't carb, I cant say. Mine (usually 2 gallon batches in 5 gallon cornies) carb up adequately in 4 to 5 days at 30 PSI.. Your beverage line has nothing to do with how your RB carbs..