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Serving through a carbonation stone

Serving using a submerged carbonation stone is less than ideal. It will stir up sediment that's usually undisturbed on the bottom of the keg. Also the sudden burst of cO2 will cause head foam in ...
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3/16 ID x 5/16 OD beer lines

Nope. ID really all that matters with respect to line-length resistance and system tuning. The OD does not matter, though it does make me question what type of material the tubing is … which would ...
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What makes a beer tap/faucet different from the water ones?

Ball valves should work fine. However consider: Turbulence causes CO2 to come out of solution. Faucets are designed to minimize this effect whereas ball valves may not. Ball valves will be difficult ...
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What's the minimum size for a jockey box?

I would use a single 50ft stainless coil and then purchase the smallest cooler I could find that would house the coil and still have room for ice. I don't know anyone that has used a coil smaller than ...
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What makes a beer tap/faucet different from the water ones?

Standard plastic 'cobra' or 'picnic' faucets are fairly cheap. They won't mount to the side of a jockey box but if price really is the primary issue then at least these work. You can drill a hole ...
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What makes a beer tap/faucet different from the water ones?

For getting an optimal pour, you're best to go with a beer faucet. For the best flow with the least amount of foam, the tap should be fully open, or it will agitate the beer causing lots of foam. ...
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Kegging and dispensing over distance/elevation using keg pressure or something else

Commercially if the run is long they use pumps or push with beer gas (nitro blend) Lines are always cooled. Usually with glycol lines run along with the beer lines then insulated. Sounds like you ...
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How to fully carbonate a keg with no beer line at very low serving pressure?

You can't increase the carbonation without increasing the pressure or decreasing the temperature. Presumably the temperature is about right, so that leaves the pressure. It sounds like you need to ...
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Why is the tubing diameter for a cold plate different on input and output?

They step down in size to help prevent overcarbonation at the end of the line. For when a keg is on a jockey box for several hours at above normal pressures. Beer flows easier and with less pushing ...
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What makes a beer tap/faucet different from the water ones?

Beer has a relatively low pH, usually around 3-4. As it's acidic, it can be more reactive with certain materials. Chrome-finished faucets, in particular, will over time have the chrome finish stripped ...
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What's the minimum size for a jockey box?

Start with the coil and build the box around that. How would you build the box? I'd build it out of 1/4 inch plywood (sometimes called Luan or underlayment) in 2 pieces, so that one will fit inside ...
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