Dip tube dilemma, liquid line length in a draft system, tips for travelling with kegs, & some of our brew day mistakes – Ep. 241


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On Today’s Show:

Even though James is at the beach, he still made it a point to drop in and check on us to make sure we could do this week’s episode. What a guy!
Our first question was about dip tube lengths in a homebrew keg and whether or not it matters that the gas dip tube is just as long as the liquid side (which basically touches the bottom of the keg). Check out homebrew kegs, dip tubes, and other accessories here: https://www.kegconnection.com/homebrew-kegs/
The next question came from a listener who wants to know if there is a formula to follow that will ensure the proper length of liquid tubing in his kegerator system. This is the most Todd question I could’ve included on the show so you can trust that he thoroughly answered this. For liquid tubing, visit here: https://www.kegconnection.com/beer-hose/
After that, we discussed a question submitted by a community member who is travelling on vacation and wants to take his homebrew keg of beer with him. We get this question a lot and it’s good to remind people the helpful tips we have for taking your beer on the go! For a great draft kit solution, check this out: https://www.kegconnection.com/draft-beer-at-home-and-on-the-go-deluxe-kegerator-kit/
We wrapped up this week’s show with a question about our biggest brew day mistakes that still resulted in decent beer. Believe it or not, we’re no strangers to making mistakes (even during our brew days!) so we had a lot of fun with this question. For the freshest ingredients please visit here: https://www.kegconnection.com/ingredients

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