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comment tap line resistor
Thanks. Do you think 4 ft of 3/16 hose would be a good place to start? That still is almost a foot more than the calculation says even if I don't add the resistance of the shank or faucet.
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According to the BYO article byo.com/india-pale-ale/item/… Elevation = 3 feet = 3/2 = 1.5 PSI Shank = 1 PSI faucet = 2 PSI ------------------ 4.5 PSI resistance without the line. I want to end at 1 PSI at the faucet out so 11 PSI - 4.5 = 6.5 PSI of hose line to ballance 6.5/3 = 2.1 feet of 3/16" hosing. I rounded up to 2.5. That being said, I am guessing the resistance of the shank and faucet are a little over estimated. I think I am going to start with about 4 feet of 3/16" line and cut it down if too much resistance.
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comment tap line resistor
My calculation shows that with elevation, I should only be using about 2.5 feet of. This is about the minimum distance I have from my keg to the tail piece. It may be worth an experiment to see if I can stretch it up to 3 feet and still be fine.
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comment tap line resistor
I might give the 3/16 line a try, but since there is an elevation, the calculation only gives me 2.5 feet or so to bring me down to 0 PSI at the faucet. 3 feet of 3/16 isn't something that is too expensive to give a shot.
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comment tap line resistor
You are correct, but the distance from my keg to my tail piece (taking into consideration the vertical lift) is greater than what my calculations show I need. If I put the minimum distance between my kegs and the tail piece, I don't think 12 PSI would be enough to push beer out of the faucet.
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comment How can I fix low starting gravity?
To go along with this. Learn your system and where you are at with your pre-boil gravity. Once you get a feel for how much water you evaporate over the course of your boil, which also determines how many gravity points you gain, you can be prepared before you even boil if you want to add DME at the end of the boil, just boil longer, or just relax and go along and see how the beer turns out. Once you know your system, this won't catch you by surprise again!
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comment tap line resistor
That is potentially an option as well, but as it is a coffin style keezer (has the faucets up on top) with the vertical lift and the 3/16" hose, I may be getting close to the length that I have available. I suppose I can do the calculation again and see, but I was hoping a nice easy in-line resistor would do the trick.
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Good call. I understand his no-racking policy, but I thought that was in general for if you are not doing any advanced aging of any sort. Having it sit on the primary yeast for a year got me thinking if this would change.
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