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Old 12-21-2011, 04:13 AM   #441
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I moved my Belgian Dubbel to the secondary two weeks ago at 1.004 gravity. I don't think its going to clear up anymore. If I use this method to carbonate, do I still need to prime with sugar? This will be my first keg attempt.
Nope...thats one of the advantages of kegging.



 
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #442
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This has been a very helpful thread in getting my first batch kegged and carbed. I have a quick question though. I brewed an ESB 5 weeks ago, kegged it monday night in a 3 gallon keg. I let it sit for 12 hours in my kegerator to chill. tuesday afternoon, I took it out, put my co2 cylinder and regulator together and hooked the gas line up to the keg. I turned the tank on, then the regulator to 30 psi. I put the keg and the co2 tank/regulator in my kegerator and left it alone. Just now, I took everything out of the kegerator to hook up the beverage line, and noticed the low pressure gauge is down to zero. What's up with that? I turned the regulator off, hooked up the bev line and turned it up to 10 psi and pulled a pint. The beer is fantastic, well carbed, if slightly under. Why would my regulator read zero? In my excitement, I didn't read the high pressure gauge, so I don't know what's going on with that one, but could it be a leak, or the cold messing with the regulator?


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Old 12-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #443
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I can't say for sure about the effects of low temp on the regulator but:
Why on earth put your C02 & reg in the kegerator? That just takes up valuable space you will soon wish to fill with further brews.
Leaking: yes it does occur & can be costly if you lose all your C02 (happened to me once).
My suggestion is you check carefully all new kegs & keep checking afterwards at intervals or between brews. Also consider buying a good supply of replacement quality O rings & renew regularly - this is not costly.
I have found one easy method to leak check is to pressurise an empty keg to between 5 & 10 psi & put it in the swimming pool. Of course you need a pool for this. The alternative (recommended by someone on this forum) is to cut a section of car tire inner tube & stretch it over the keg top, & then fill with sufficient water to be able to leak test. I guess you may have to experiment to find a suitable tube size.
I think your success was attributable to the fact you transferred sufficient C02 to allow a modest level of carbonation in the time available & either your reg stopped delivering or perhaps you had turned off your C02 cylinder without realising it.

 
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #444
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Bobby what an informative thread! I have learned , laughed and groaned. I have read this entire thread in one sitting! What happened to the chemist who was going to quantify, document and provide a useful algorithm ? Where did the budding ,dirty butt light carpet dragging pseudo scientist go? I just embarked on my kegging quest, with my first keg happily under pressure. I hope it will turn out as planned and repay me my time spent reading . At this point I can't think of a single useful question I could ask.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:05 AM   #445
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:57 PM   #446
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #447
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:38 AM   #448
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I can't say for sure about the effects of low temp on the regulator but:
Why on earth put your C02 & reg in the kegerator? That just takes up valuable space you will soon wish to fill with further brews.
Leaking: yes it does occur & can be costly if you lose all your C02 (happened to me once).
My suggestion is you check carefully all new kegs & keep checking afterwards at intervals or between brews. Also consider buying a good supply of replacement quality O rings & renew regularly - this is not costly.
I have found one easy method to leak check is to pressurise an empty keg to between 5 & 10 psi & put it in the swimming pool. Of course you need a pool for this. The alternative (recommended by someone on this forum) is to cut a section of car tire inner tube & stretch it over the keg top, & then fill with sufficient water to be able to leak test. I guess you may have to experiment to find a suitable tube size.
I think your success was attributable to the fact you transferred sufficient C02 to allow a modest level of carbonation in the time available & either your reg stopped delivering or perhaps you had turned off your C02 cylinder without realising it.
My wife won't let me drill a hole in our fridge, that's why my gas and reg are in the fridge with the keg.

 
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #449
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Now that I am reading this thread I have a question about the length of the beer line. Should it be 5ft or 10ft? What do you prefer? Mine ad very short right now and I realize that is probably why I have foam issues with my beer.

What length do you all recommend?

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:25 AM   #450
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Now that I am reading this thread I have a question about the length of the beer line. Should it be 5ft or 10ft? What do you prefer? Mine ad very short right now and I realize that is probably why I have foam issues with my beer.

What length do you all recommend?
It partly depends on the temperature and pressure of beer, but I use 6-8 feet at 38-40 degrees F and about 11 PSI. The beer pours with just the right amount of foam.



 
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