I'm now the proud owner of a corny keg. I just have a couple of questions about carbonating the beer and then what to do during / after serving.
As far as I'm aware, to carbonate the beer I just need to stick the Keg + Co2 tank at 10/12 PSI in a fridge at around 7C / 45f for a week.
Then I can turn the gas off to minimize leaking.
My first question is, what PSI to serve at?
I purchased this dispenser + hose + tap solution which has me worried. The length of the tube is about 22cm or 8.66". The width of the tube seems to be 5/16" or 8mm. Material appears to be PVC braided vinyl. The height from the keg seems negligible given the length of the dispenser.
I have had a look at some of the calculations for dispensing the beer but I'm don't think I'm doing it right.
It seems that I would have to bleed the all the gas from the keg before serving and then set the pressure to about 1 PSI to get anything except foam out of it. Would I then have to set the pressure back to 10 PSI to ensure the beer stays carbonated?
I'm just wondering if I should bite the bullet and purchase something like this to avoid any headaches when pouring day comes around.
Any advice is appreciated!