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Old 12-06-2010, 05:30 AM   #1
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So I just filled my first keg. I have a ball lock corny keg and didn't know how much I could fill it. I did it right to the line in the inside where the top rubber starts. Is that the correct level or should I have filled it higher?


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Old 12-06-2010, 05:37 AM   #2
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Shouldn't matter AFAIK.... As long as you don't fill it all the way up to the gas inlet, any level is good..

I usually brew for 5.5G target amount for each corny keg...


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Old 12-06-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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I was reading that you don't want to fill it up too much because you need room for the c02.
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As the previous responder mentioned, the only thing you want to do is make sure the gas in tube is not submerged in the beer. As long as that is the case, there is more than enough room for the CO2.

It would still work if you submerged the gas in tube, however, you run the risk of getting beer into the gas line which is not a good thing.
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Ok. Guess next time I will fill it up a little more.
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There's nothing wrong with filling it up less. Just less to drink. :-P
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Ok. Guess next time I will fill it up a little more.
It will carb faster if filled less. You can rejoice in that!
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There's nothing wrong with filling it up less. Just less to drink. :-P
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It will carb faster if filled less. You can rejoice in that!
Guess that is a good thing ha. I just want to not have any issues since this is my first time kegging a beer. Gonna know for next time.
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The only hard part of kegging is waiting till it's through carbing/conditioning to drink it... I have trouble with patience.. That's why I'm not a doctor...

Just make sure it's sanitized... The trouble areas usually arise with pressure settings and line length to avoid foam.... I run at 14 PSI with 10' of beer line, and pour perfect beers.. Before I lengthened the line, I had all kinds of issues... I would try lowering the pressure, and that just resulted in foamy flat beer...
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Is there a specific number to use for serving psi? I went ahead and bought 10 ft line when I initially bought the kegs.


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