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Old 12-23-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default ID of beer lines

I've been doing my research on how to balance a kegging system. It appears to me that the two most common ID's of tubing for the beer lines is either 3/16" or 1/4".

Going off the beer line resistance table HERE, It looks like the average resistance for the 3/16" is a good bit more than the 1/4".

Which ID are you using? Any good reasons to choose one over the other?


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Old 12-23-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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The more resistance the better IMHO. I use 3/16". I currently have 5' lengths on my kegarator and I do get some foam - not a bunch but it does poor fast. I'm replacing them w/ 7' runs. I tend to keep my head pressure at around 10-12psi.


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Old 12-23-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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3/16'', 6' long. With 1/4'' you need longer lines.
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It's amazing how much difference 1/16" makes.....
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3/16", 10' long. Now it only foams when I want it to.
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Just started kegging and I get foam with 3/16, 5' line @ 10-12PSI. Looks like 10' is the way to go with 3/16?
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Mine is at 10-12 psi and beers pour great with 6'.

Go with 10. Of you get no head you can always cut line off.


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