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Old 01-30-2013, 04:49 AM   #1
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ok so i have 20ft of 3/16 hose hooked up to on my mini fridge that i built, the tap is going shank is going though the door. the guy at the brew shop told me i should use all of it, but im wondering if its to much, i know there is a foaming issue with to little hose but is could this cause issues having to much hose?kegarator.


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Old 01-30-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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i use 3/16" at 6', around 11 psi


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:00 AM   #3
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so is there a problem using to much?
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the longer the line, the higher psi you have to use
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so most likely if i cut it in half down to 10ft the quality of the beer wont change, like to foamy, and ill be saving CO2.
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i'd cut it into 6' lengths, and use that
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ok what the easy way of doing this if you already have beer in the lines, i got thursday, friday off so i might brew a brown or amber and work on the kegarator.eather
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turn off all valves on the co2 and the kegs, remove the hose and hose clamps ( if you use them ), and cut, then hook everything back up. let the beer in the lines drain
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The best advice I have read on this forum for how much beer line is twice as much as you think you need.

I just re did my kegerator beer lines today because I was pouring almost a full glass of foam. I uses the online calculators and after plugging my numbers in try all Sao I needed between 5.5 and 6 feet. I cut mine to 7 thinking I would be safe.

Mine are now 12ft long, and they won't be going an inch shorter.

I would start with at least 10 ft.
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note: stove's note tells me i need to add something: it depends on the temp you keep your beer at. i use 3/16, 6', 11 psi, at 38 degrees


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