Post Number: 188
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 03:09 pm: ||
serached the boards and found some suggestions. anyway, my problem was that my tap was connected to about 6 inches of 1/4 tubing and then a picnic faucet. worked fine at about 2-3 psi, but as i drank the keg, it would get flat. It was suggested that i go with longer tubing and tried that, but then I got a foam rocket at 6 psi. someone suggested to use 3/16 inch tubing and make it long. well 10 ft of tubing at 3/15 ID did the trick. FINALLY. now i dont have to worrk about forcing carbing every time it got a little flat.
Quick question on PSI. will 10 psi be enough to keep it from going flat? it's a northern english brown ale.
Post Number: 63
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 03:37 pm: ||
yup. 10psi will be fine depending on your temp.
I use this calculator to dail in the CO2 volume with the pressure and temperature:
Post Number: 764
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 04:06 pm: ||
I've found that 10 PSI is perfect for me. I use 9 feet of 3/16" beverage tubing. Even though I favor english ales, I like them well-carbonated, and 10 is just right for my preference.
Post Number: 1785
|Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 06:22 pm: ||
3/16" tubing is the trick. I've seen a chart with the differences between 1/4" and 3/16" resistance per foot and it takes a lot of feet of 1/4" to get it balanced. Fine if you're a bar and it's a ways from keg to tap but a PITA is you've got a keg in a fridge.
Then there's always the Phill's Phoam Phixer.
Post Number: 197
|Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 03:00 am: ||
So what, exactly, is a Phil's Phoam Phixer, a clamp? There's no picture at the web site.
Post Number: 1793
|Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 09:14 pm: ||
From What Dan's described it's a clamp but with about a foot length of surface area so the beer doesn't foam when it hits the restriction.
It allows you to get the resistance you need without having so many feet of serving line in your fridge. I just coil mine up and wiretie it and it's done. Guess with Dan's you can adjust betwen kegs that have differing levels of carbonation where my 8' line is non-adjustable.
Post Number: 1301
|Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 09:54 pm: ||
Oh dear, another pimp. Come on Curly Joe!
Phil's Phoam Phixer is a special clamp that is about 5" long and 1.25" wide. It has two thumb screws at diagonial ends. The hose passes through it longways. The idea is to give adjustable resistance without creating turbulant flow and foam. You can essentially dial in your foam level. It works very well if I may say so myself.
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com