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Old 03-16-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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I have to buy some but have a choice between 2.5 or 3 gallon. what would you pick?

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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I have both, depends on what you're using them for. If you travel with them, the 2.5's are smaller and fit in certain coolers better, plus a 5 gallon batch fills two of them nicely.

For me, I would buy the cheaper of the two.

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Old 03-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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I've picked 2 1/2........... that way I can split a five gallon batch into one keg, and one case of bottles...
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have both, depends on what you're using them for. If you travel with them, the 2.5's are smaller and fit in certain coolers better, plus a 5 gallon batch fills two of them nicely.

For me, I would buy the cheaper of the two.

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10 dollar difference between the two so money isnt an issue.

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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3 gallon one will carb 2.5 gallons of beer faster.

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #6
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:38 PM   #7
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3 gallon one will carb 2.5 gallons of beer faster.
Huh? Could you explain this theory to me?

 
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:46 PM   #8
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more headspace for co2 ? or more surface area for the co2 to interact with the beer
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #9
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more headspace for co2 ? or more surface area for the co2 to interact with the beer
Head space has nothing to do with it. It's only surface area that matters and they are the same for 2-1/2 or 3 gallon kegs. The only time head space would effect it is if you disconnected the gas. Otherwise there is a constant pressure of CO2 on the given surface area.

 
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #10
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The gas is pressing down on the beer. That pressure is measured in pounds per square inch. More gas volume = more square inches = more pressure on the beer forcing gas into solution faster.

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