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Gregory T

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I kegged my first beer recently after years of bottling. I typically carb my Belgians to approximately 3.25. I’m curious what settings people are using to carbonate their Belgians in kegs? Also, do you serve at the same pressure?

At 40°F my pressure would be at 20psi. Which seems high for serving from everything I’ve read. Also I read the beer line should never be connected above 15 psi somewhere. I set my pressure at 15 psi and the beer feels under carbonated for a Belgian

I’ve also thought about getting one of these

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I currently have my beers all set at around 18-20psi at about 38-40deg. Sampled my Westy 12 last night and it Seems about right although it’s still young at 5 months.

I’m just using a picnic tap which I leave disconnected.
 
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I currently have my beers all set at around 18-20psi at about 38-40deg. Sampled my Westy 12 last night and it Seems about right although it’s still young at 5 months.

I’m just using a picnic tap which I leave disconnected.

Thanks for the response

My understanding is you are leaving your CO2 at 18-20 psi. Then hooking up your picnic tap when you are read to pour. Do you leave the CO2 at 18-20 when you pour? I also have a picnic tap, btw
 

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I have which makes for a foamy pour. I usually purge some co2 in order to slow down the pour. On another note, when Bottleing from the keg I have learned to over-carbonate a little because you will loose a little co2 when using the beer gun.
 
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