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01-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #11
a1lawng

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Brewerforlife A 16 ft trunk line has to be chilled somehow, either forced-air or glycol power-pack, or you will have foaming issues for sure.
I hear you, Brewerforlife. I have some chilling plans that will hopefully work out.

02-26-2015, 03:05 AM   #12
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Hey There,
I'm wondering what people ended up finding with the draft line formulas. I am looking to mount my taps 12 feet above my kegs and will keep my kegs at 13 psi. With the formula below its telling me to use 15' or 5/16th tubing (which gives .40 psi resistance per foot).

Does anyone have experience with this formula or any like it?

L = (keg_pressure – 1 – (Height/2)) / Resistance

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02-27-2015, 08:19 PM   #13
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Anyone have luck with draft line balancing formulas? Bumping previous post.
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03-06-2015, 12:14 AM   #14
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OP here. I used this formula

L = (keg_pressure – 1 psi) / Resistance

and with an 8 foot lift it worked out well. I ended up with 16 feet of 5/16" line coiling ~8 feet of it inside the fridge. A tip for coiling...wrap the tubing around the corny keg several times and it becomes a perfect round coil that can sit against the back wall of the fridge.

03-06-2015, 01:28 AM   #15
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