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Old 01-29-2006, 04:12 AM   #1
Feb 2005
Reno Nevada
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I am going to set up my keg system to handle beer and soda. If I want to force carbonate, and pour both soda and beer how many pressure or regulators will I need?

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Old 01-29-2006, 04:47 AM   #2
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just one, but you'll need a wye adapter to run to kegs of one bottle. no biggie.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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If they are being dispensed at the same pressure then you should only need one.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:16 PM   #4
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You will need two. One for forcing carbonation and soda @ 25 psi and one for servicing pressure ( 5 psi) for the ales. You can have two regulators on one CO2 bottle, so there's a small savings.

The alternative is to have one regulator, one manifold and set the pressure for forcing and soda. That is what I do. I keep the ale keg valves shut off and burp them just enough to keep the ale flowing.
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