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Old 07-04-2014, 01:42 PM   #11
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Spray down your keg with sanitizer and look for bubbles. A small leak around the lid can easily keep it from carbing up.

I usually let mine go two full weeks at 35º and 16psi and it comes out fine. I like mine really fizzy.

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:56 PM   #12
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I have the exact same situation with the same results. My regulator is hooked up to a beer in one keg and cider in the other. The beer is just fine at 10 PSI but the cider has been there for a month and a half and is barely carbonated. I'm on my 3rd keg of beer vs one keg of cider (my wife drinks the cider and doesn't drink as fast as me). I'm just under the impression that ciders require a higher pressure.

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Old 07-04-2014, 02:28 PM   #13
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I have the exact same situation with the same results. My regulator is hooked up to a beer in one keg and cider in the other. The beer is just fine at 10 PSI but the cider has been there for a month and a half and is barely carbonated. I'm on my 3rd keg of beer vs one keg of cider (my wife drinks the cider and doesn't drink as fast as me). I'm just under the impression that ciders require a higher pressure.
I'm fighting the same issue. Beer on tap is perfectly carbed after about a week. The cider has little carb. I have a single regulator with a two way split. I'll shut off the beer line, and up the carb level on the cider to 35-40 and burst it for a few minutes. Then I'll reset it to see in level (15 as its a summer beer that needs some fizziness) and go about my day. It seems to be working. Iirc, my first cider did take longer to carb than my beer, almost 3-4 weeks to be perfect using a similar method.

If there's a better way, I'm all ears. My wife will be super happy if I can get her cider ready asap.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:57 PM   #14
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Pull cider keg and c02 tank out of keezer, hook regulator up to keg, turn regulator up to about 45 psi and open valve, roll and shake the hell out of the cider for a few minutes. Beverage is now carbed

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Old 07-09-2014, 05:04 AM   #15
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(like a short serving line or an occluded diptube),
i've never kegged and i know nothing about it - are you saying the length of the line plays a part in how liquids carb up? how is this possible?
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i've never kegged and i know nothing about it - are you saying the length of the line plays a part in how liquids carb up? how is this possible?

It doesn't play a part in the carbing of the liquid. However, if your serving lines are too short it will cause a pressure difference as you want sufficient serving line length to provide enough resistance to the carbonated beverage to keep the co2 in solution. If your serving lines are too short the gas in the liquid will seek the lower pressure which will cause the gas to leave solution and you will wind up pouring a glass of foam instead of the carbonated beverage you were looking for.


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Old 07-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #17
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If you are stil having this problem it may help to check out Craig on Craigtube. Has a kegging series where he shows how to quickly force carb a keg within 20 min. Check it out it may just help you out!

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