10 gallon batch, 5 gallon cornies - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > 10 gallon batch, 5 gallon cornies

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #1
coosabrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
escondido, california
Posts: 54



Just upgraded to 10 gallon batches and have my finished beer in 2 cornies. I have the gas line on one keg in the in port and the out port of that same keg is connected to the in of the other keg. Will the gas carbonate both kegs? Or should I treat them on there own? My thinking is that the keg that is gassed will absorb till saturated then the excess gas will transfer to the other keg. Other thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
dbrewski
 
dbrewski's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Indeterminate
Posts: 1,014
Liked 52 Times on 46 Posts


Oh boy. Won't that just force beer into the last keg until the pressure equalized? Could get messy. You're better off with a gas line tee.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
DanH
 
DanH's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Posts: 1,026
Liked 83 Times on 65 Posts


Definately T the gas line. This is how people transfer beer between two kegs, cuz the gas will push the beer up the dip tube and over to the other keg. However, you don't want beer going in through the gas side. It will just splash into the keg.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #4
coosabrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
escondido, california
Posts: 54


Quote:
Originally Posted by DanH View Post
Definately T the gas line. This is how people transfer beer between two kegs, cuz the gas will push the beer up the dip tube and over to the other keg. However, you don't want beer going in through the gas side. It will just splash into the keg.
But if the second keg is full, then minimal splash. That's my thought. This is in my fridge, so the tee thing would work and then when one is done, transfer the liquid line. This I understand, this is my first go on 10 gallons. Just thinking of another way to skin a cat and am looking for input.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 06:27 AM   #5
amandabab
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 241 Times on 183 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by coosabrew View Post
Just upgraded to 10 gallon batches and have my finished beer in 2 cornies. I have the gas line on one keg in the in port and the out port of that same keg is connected to the in of the other keg. Will the gas carbonate both kegs? Or should I treat them on there own? My thinking is that the keg that is gassed will absorb till saturated then the excess gas will transfer to the other keg. Other thoughts?
you can serve in series like this with no problem, but you can't carb in series.

coosabrew Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #6
coosabrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
escondido, california
Posts: 54


Quote:
Originally Posted by amandabab View Post
you can serve in series like this with no problem, but you can't carb in series.
That was the answer I was looking for. Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8 Gallon Batch - 10 Gallon Kettle - (2) 5 Gallon Carboys BassBeer Extract Brewing 6 10-07-2012 08:23 PM
priming sugar amount for a 2.5 gallon batch in a 5 gallon keg killian Bottling/Kegging 5 10-14-2011 04:20 PM
5 gallon batch split between two 5 gallon cornies? CanadianQuaffer Bottling/Kegging 3 09-12-2011 02:41 AM
Can I use a 5 gallon glass carboy as a primary for a 2.5 gallon batch bgough All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 03-24-2009 05:41 PM
5 gallon batch + 5 gallon primary fermenter = good noisy123 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 07-30-2008 11:45 AM


Forum Jump