Kegging for the first time - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Kegging for the first time

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
brewtx
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Waco, TX
Posts: 17



What is the most common beginner mistake? What should I not do? I read a general article on how to do it. I hope it goes well.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 17,137
Liked 2918 Times on 2179 Posts


Over-carbing, no doubt. Noobs tend to lack the patience to just set the regulator to the proper pressure for the beer temperature and let it sit quietly for a couple of weeks. Instead they'll seize upon some random recommendation for "burst carbing" which almost always leads to carbonation problems.

Next would be using too short (and/or too large inside diameter) beer lines. You'll find nearly every "beer line calculator" miraculously ends up recommending 5 foot lines using 3/16" ID tubing, yet here we find that folks that follow that advise end up starting yet another thread concerning foamy pours. I recommend 1 foot of good quality 3/16" ID beer line per PSI of serving pressure as a preemptive strike against proliferating "Help! My Pours Are All Foam!" threads.

hth

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Time Kegging For First (& Only) Time Wedding SevenSeaScourge Bottling/Kegging 14 02-20-2011 06:02 PM
First time kegging - need help!!! Indyking Bottling/Kegging 20 12-15-2010 02:36 PM
First time brewing, first time kegging TheCrowsNest Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-31-2010 05:35 PM
First time kegging NOVA Brewer Bottling/Kegging 4 01-21-2008 09:33 PM
Kegging for the first time attitude Bottling/Kegging 6 03-11-2007 08:54 PM


Forum Jump