Kegs and beer lines

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  1. Texas Ale Works

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    Ok, the Kezzer is all built and I got beer on the gas carving right now.
    Talked to a few local brew shops and they said to start with 8ft of beer line, due to lower pressure here at 6000ft.
    I have also read that I might need to add 1 psi per 2000ft to the force carb psi when looking at the tables that are adjusted at sea level.

    Currently I am running at 25psi until tomorrow when I plan on dropping down to 12.
    Using standard beer line (3/16) with a 12 inch rise from the keg to the shank, will my 10ft of hose be ok?

    I am guessing if they lines are too long, then I will have a super slow pour, and will need to trim them...what is a good length to start with, 6 inches at a time, 3 inches? Don't want to trim too much

    Shooting for about 2.5 vols for my American Amber

    Thanks

    T
     
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    I don't have much on above sea level but down at 0 I like as short as possible for one reason, after you draw the beer it stays in the line and deposits gunk slowly, and as time goes on, the first beer out the tap could be skunky or at least off so the less I have of that the better in my glass
     

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