kegging questions

kegging questions

Post by Gregor Zellman » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 02:40:27



Hi brewing collective,

I finally made it and have my kegging equipment together. Fortunately there
was just a beer (Export, a german lager type of beer) ready for the kegs
waiting impatiently in the secondary... :-)

I also did deepclean/sanitize my cornies in pieces and replaced all washers
and the O-rings.

I also filled the two cornies with my brew and it happened, that there is
only 2 inches of headspace left in the cornies.

What now? I guess I have to force carbonate them now. But I have no clue at
which pressure this has to happen. It is probably dependant on the temp of
the beer, right? Beer has 10C right now.

I know I have read infos on websites about force carbonation, balancing a
kegging system and so on. But I didn't bookmark them :-(  Could somebody
please point me to information on this topic.

One more thing: I live in a metric country (Germany) and the pressure (on
the manometer) usually is bar not psi. Can somebody please tell me how much
psi gives one bar (or the other way round), so that I can do the math.

I'm really happy that I made this step finally and can't wait to tap my
brews. Finally only a few bottles to clean instead of 100 per batch. This
was always the least fun with this great hobby.

cheers and thanks for your answers

Gregor

 
 
 

kegging questions

Post by MDixo » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 02:55:33



Quote:
> Hi brewing collective,

> I finally made it and have my kegging equipment together. Fortunately
there
> was just a beer (Export, a german lager type of beer) ready for the kegs
> waiting impatiently in the secondary... :-)

> I also did deepclean/sanitize my cornies in pieces and replaced all
washers
> and the O-rings.

> I also filled the two cornies with my brew and it happened, that there is
> only 2 inches of headspace left in the cornies.

> What now? I guess I have to force carbonate them now. But I have no clue
at
> which pressure this has to happen. It is probably dependant on the temp of
> the beer, right? Beer has 10C right now.

> I know I have read infos on websites about force carbonation, balancing a
> kegging system and so on. But I didn't bookmark them :-(  Could somebody
> please point me to information on this topic.

> One more thing: I live in a metric country (Germany) and the pressure (on
> the manometer) usually is bar not psi. Can somebody please tell me how
much
> psi gives one bar (or the other way round), so that I can do the math.

> I'm really happy that I made this step finally and can't wait to tap my
> brews. Finally only a few bottles to clean instead of 100 per batch. This
> was always the least fun with this great hobby.

5 psi = 0.3447379 bar
10 psi = 0.6894757
15 psi = 1.034214
20 psi = 1.378951

Here is a great conversion program
http://www.joshmadison.com/software/

Look at this for a carbonation calculator
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html

As a rule of thumb, use restrictor dispensing hose in 3/16" for dispensing
your beer.  Unsure what this might be called overseas.  For every 2 psi, you
need 1 foot of this hose.  Or for every 0.138 bar you need 30.48 cm.  So if
you have the pressure at 1 bar (14.5 psi) you need 2.2 m (7.5 ft) of the
dispensing hose.

The 3/16" hose you desire would have an outer diameter of 7/16" (11.11 mm),
and an inner diameter of 3/16" (4.76 mm).

Cheers,
Mike

 
 
 

kegging questions

Post by Denny Con » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 03:23:29


Hi Gregor,

When I started kegging about a year ago, I got a lot of great info from
Alan McKay's website...

www.bodensatz.com

Check it out.

        --------->Denny

Quote:

> Hi brewing collective,

> I finally made it and have my kegging equipment together. Fortunately there
> was just a beer (Export, a german lager type of beer) ready for the kegs
> waiting impatiently in the secondary... :-)

> I also did deepclean/sanitize my cornies in pieces and replaced all washers
> and the O-rings.

> I also filled the two cornies with my brew and it happened, that there is
> only 2 inches of headspace left in the cornies.

> What now? I guess I have to force carbonate them now. But I have no clue at
> which pressure this has to happen. It is probably dependant on the temp of
> the beer, right? Beer has 10C right now.

> I know I have read infos on websites about force carbonation, balancing a
> kegging system and so on. But I didn't bookmark them :-(  Could somebody
> please point me to information on this topic.

> One more thing: I live in a metric country (Germany) and the pressure (on
> the manometer) usually is bar not psi. Can somebody please tell me how much
> psi gives one bar (or the other way round), so that I can do the math.

> I'm really happy that I made this step finally and can't wait to tap my
> brews. Finally only a few bottles to clean instead of 100 per batch. This
> was always the least fun with this great hobby.

> cheers and thanks for your answers

> Gregor

 
 
 

kegging questions

Post by Brian Lundee » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 04:19:57



Quote:

> As a rule of thumb, use restrictor dispensing hose in 3/16" for dispensing
> your beer.  Unsure what this might be called overseas.  For every 2 psi,
you
> need 1 foot of this hose.  Or for every 0.138 bar you need 30.48 cm.  So
if
> you have the pressure at 1 bar (14.5 psi) you need 2.2 m (7.5 ft) of the
> dispensing hose.

> The 3/16" hose you desire would have an outer diameter of 7/16" (11.11
mm),
> and an inner diameter of 3/16" (4.76 mm).

Is this the infamous "beer line" I've been told to use? The stuff I bought
was only 5/16" OD.

Brian

 
 
 

kegging questions

Post by MDixo » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 04:27:26



Quote:
> Is this the infamous "beer line" I've been told to use? The stuff I bought
> was only 5/16" OD.

Yes!  I get mine from either www.superprod.com or www.foxxequipment.com I
always get a 100' roll.  About $0.18 per foot or less.

Cheers,
Mike

 
 
 

kegging questions

Post by Brian Lundee » Wed, 28 Nov 2001 08:22:37


And in Canada, Simgo http://www.simgo.com/ sells it for about that price
($0.30 CDN). I'm still waiting to hear from a local beverage supply company
to save me some time if their price is close, but either way I should have
me some proper beer line soon and can enjoy my first keg (umm, not at one
sitting).

Brian


Quote:



> > Is this the infamous "beer line" I've been told to use? The stuff I
bought
> > was only 5/16" OD.

> Yes!  I get mine from either www.superprod.com or www.foxxequipment.com I
> always get a 100' roll.  About $0.18 per foot or less.

> Cheers,
> Mike