Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Kegging?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
Guthrie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kitchener, On
Posts: 100
Default Kegging?

I'm about to invest in a corny keg system and was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. I'm starting off small with one keg a ten pound co2 tank and a simple picnic tap.


Guthrie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 21,738
Liked 4686 Times on 2803 Posts
Likes Given: 3956

Default

Sounds good, you'll need more kegs.

Get some extra o-rings for your keg. When you detect a gas leak it's nice to have them handy. They are super cheap.

Get some keg lube. Lube the rings, all of them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
cperry7467
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 101
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Are you planning on buying or making a kegerator? Any particular reason you went with a 10# tank? The reason i ask is in most kegerators you'll only be able to fit a 10# tank and 1 keg where if you got a 5# tank you could fit 2 kegs in most. That's how i have mine and it's a tight fit. Just something to keep in mind.
cperry7467 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
Guthrie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kitchener, On
Posts: 100
Default

Thanks I'll try to remember to pick up the extras. I still have not purchased the tank but I went with the ten simply because I thought it would last longer. How Long does your five pound last with two kegs on it?
Guthrie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
cperry7467
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 101
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I think I've had 5-6 kegs on this one, still about 40% full.
cperry7467 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
Special Hops
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kanatenah
Posts: 1,430
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

That's how I started. One leg and picnic tap. I bought found a 20# tank on eBay. I just keep the tank outside and have a ga line going into the back of the fridge.
__________________
KANATENAH BREWERY
On Tap:Foreign Extra Stout, ESB
Fermenting: Fools Gold IIPA
Up Next: Oatmeal Stout
Special Hops is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
tmanzee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Point Richmond, CA
Posts: 12
Default Kegging?

I purchased a 2.5 gallon corny a month or two ago with a five pound co2.
Im already planning on upgrading the keg is too small, def shoulda got a five. It wont be long till I get a kegorator with taps.
The five pound tank is more than enough and will always be worth what you purchase it for. Ive used mine 3 times and cant even tell if it has changed psi yet......
tmanzee is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
Guthrie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kitchener, On
Posts: 100
Default

Awesome I'm excited to leave some of the bottling behind, thanks for all the help.
Guthrie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #9
Guthrie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kitchener, On
Posts: 100
Default

I set the psi to 25 on the regulator but it keeps dropping down to about 22 after an hour. Does this mean I have a leak?
Guthrie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #10
GinKings
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Posts: 588
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

Default

It sounds like you are closing the valve on the tank. If you are carbonating the cider, the pressure could be dropping because the cider is absorbing the CO2 as it carbonates. I just leave the CO2 tank valve open to maintain a constant pressure.


GinKings is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS