Beer Line ID - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > Beer Line ID
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
noreaster40s
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 93
Default Beer Line ID

I'm in the finishing stages of building my keezer. I'm going to have 3 taps and was planning on using 5' of 1/4" ID tubing for each. Should this work OK? Thanks.


noreaster40s is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 01:38 AM   #2
mordantly
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,863
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

1/4 has less flow-resistance than 3/16 line.

1/4: ~.7 psi/ft
3/16: ~2.5 psi/ft


mordantly is offline
cwmagui Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
Funkenjaeger
 
Funkenjaeger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 1,595
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts

Default

As the background of what mordantly just said, in case you aren't aware, you want to "balance" your lines. The flow resistance of the line should equal or exceed the CO2 pressure at which you serve, using figures such as those he posted.
Funkenjaeger is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 01:59 AM   #4
noreaster40s
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 93
Default

so if I have 5' 1/4" lines I'd have to run the pressure at 3.5 lbs?
noreaster40s is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 02:05 AM   #5
mordantly
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,863
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

typical co2 pressures are 10-15psi. so you will need about 14-20'. now 3/16 will use about 6' of line.
mordantly is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 02:15 AM   #6
JuanMoore
Outlaw Illegal Potluck Organizer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Old Pueblo
Posts: 21,424
Liked 3625 Times on 3458 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by noreaster40s View Post
so if I have 5' 1/4" lines I'd have to run the pressure at 3.5 lbs?
You want to figure out your desired carbonation level first, then calculate how much line length you need to get a proper pour at that pressure. Your beer will be pretty flat at only 3.5 psi, but it'd probably pour nicely.


JuanMoore is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best ID of beer line. zimman Bottling/Kegging 6 01-25-2010 07:44 PM
I'm getting beer in my gas line. Why? Ntense Bottling/Kegging 5 12-12-2009 12:15 AM
SS Beer Line Loweface Equipment/Sanitation 4 04-26-2009 04:40 PM
Using 1/4" braided line for beer line - ok? bmckee56 Bottling/Kegging 12 02-22-2009 07:40 AM
Air in beer line Plan9 Bottling/Kegging 5 04-05-2008 08:41 PM


Forum Jump