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About to tap my first keg.

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by daysinthewake, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. daysinthewake

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    I wanted to ask if my setup sounds right. I have a keg of Drakes Denogginizer IIPA. The temp as measured by thermometer in a glass of water reads about 38 degrees. I was planning on setting the Co2 to 10 psi. The beer line is 5 feet. Does this sound right? I also have a 7 foot beer line, so please let me know if I should use that or make any other changes.

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    Well, 5 ft. is the minimum, but the 7 foot line is likely the better choice. A little longer line usually helps control flow a bit better, in my experience. There are plenty of serious kegerator guys who say to get more serious on your psi and temp. calibration but I usually go with about 10psi and 38 degrees (which I just measure with a thermometer in my kegerator) and have had no problems. You sound good to go to me. Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks for the advise. I went with the 7 foot line. The first pour was pretty foamy, but I'm sure it will even out.
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    I'll post pics of the build if anyone's interested.
     
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    Well done Josh. Now, fill me a 1L growler. Yeah buddy!!!
    Hope the baby is well!

    Cheers!
     
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  5. daysinthewake

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    You don't get Drakes down there?! Just put in my order for a keg of Hopocalypse! I really want to see how well I can fill a growler if I can get some sort of tube for bottom filling. I know some people who would appreciate some Moonlight.
     
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    growler fill, just fill it most of the way off the tap, until the foam reaches the top, and then let it settle for awhile and top off with a pitcher (slow pour rate). Works for me. I watch them fill growlers with the tubes and they still seem to have a lot of foam pour out it seems to me...
     
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    Don't be so sure.... you have no idea if you have the proper co2 setting for this beer at this temperature.
     
  8. daysinthewake

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    It evened out once the beer lines reached the keezer temp (hooked them up right before tapping). However, I did notice lower carbonation later in day and saw that it went down to 8. I kicked it up to 11 and it's remained there ever since.
     
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