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Old 06-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Hi, can someone please help me. I need simple directions in how to charge a corny keg using a co2. I have put about 3 rounds of 30psi "doses" into the keg and shock it around and let it sit for about 2 days. What next? Thanks!

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1. Set the regulator for the desired pressure.
2. Wait a couple of weeks.
3. Enjoy!

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do I release the pressure then set to the desired psi?

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do I release the pressure then set to the desired psi?
Probably. Shaking it and setting at a high pressure may very well overcarb it, so you will want to purge it, place it in the kegerator and set it at 10-12 psi for a week or so.
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Purge the Co2 out. Then set to ur serving pressure between 8 and 12psi. Then let it sit for a few hours then pull the tap.
I found that helps reduce the foam when it is over-carbed. Which it sounds like it could be.

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1. Set the regulator for the desired pressure.
2. Wait a couple of weeks.
3. Enjoy!
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Did you carb when cold? If not 30 psi at room temp will not be close to carbed much less over . If cold below 50* yes bleed of set regulator to 6psi if not enough bring up slowly til you get what you are looking for. Or set to 12psi leave cold for 2 weeks and tap .....set it and forget it always a good thing.......my .02

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If the temperature you force carbed at is in the mid 30's, vent and reset pressure to serving pressure and in a day it will be ready.

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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.

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Not to hijack the thread, but I just started kegging myself, and i read the kegging thread located here and here seem to indicate that when keg carbing, you should set it to 30 psi or so for 2 to three days, purge the tank, and then drop to serving pressure and the beer can be ready inside of 4 days.

My understanding, is that if you are going to force carb, you should still set it to 30 psi, and every few hours roll the keg, shake, etc... to fill the headspace with more co2 to carb with, eventually causing the beer to absorb enough co2 to carb it. I am hoping that I am understanding this properly, since I have 2 kegs currently being force carbed this way with the intentions of serving them this weekend. I do realize that there is a slight risk of over carbing, but I think that as long as i monitor the situation, dropping the psi as needed I should be able to be good to go for Saturday....Am I wrong?

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Not to hijack the thread, but I just started kegging myself, and i read the kegging thread located here and here seem to indicate that when keg carbing, you should set it to 30 psi or so for 2 to three days, purge the tank, and then drop to serving pressure and the beer can be ready inside of 4 days.

My understanding, is that if you are going to force carb, you should still set it to 30 psi, and every few hours roll the keg, shake, etc... to fill the headspace with more co2 to carb with, eventually causing the beer to absorb enough co2 to carb it. I am hoping that I am understanding this properly, since I have 2 kegs currently being force carbed this way with the intentions of serving them this weekend. I do realize that there is a slight risk of over carbing, but I think that as long as i monitor the situation, dropping the psi as needed I should be able to be good to go for Saturday....Am I wrong?
There is absolutley no need to roll or shake your keg. As long as your beer is in the mid to low 30's then set it at 30psi for 2 days, vent, set at serv pressure for 2 days.(and you don't have to be perfect) You may have to adjust up or down for your personal carbonation prefrence but you will be pretty damn close with the method described.
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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.

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