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Old 07-23-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default 3 weeks to keg. Corn sugar or co2?

So just made the jump kegging. I have a batch two weeks into primary. Figured I'll give it another week before attempting to keg for the first time. It's an IPA and was hoping to have it ready in 6 weeks total. So should I attempt to force carb or should I try some corn sugar? Will be doing this at room temp.


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Old 07-23-2014, 12:14 AM   #2
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3 weeks is more than enough time to force carb in a keg. You can do the set it and forget method with that much time.

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If you're storing it at room temp, I'd just use the corn sugar. Remember, you only want to use about half the recommended bottle amount of sugar when kegging. Say, 5 oz to bottle carb? Use 2.5 oz for a keg. It's a rough estimate...

Don't worry if you go too little on the sugar. You can quickly get it to proper carb with co2 when you chill it.

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Oh yeah, didn't catch the room temp part. I agree with using corn sugar in that case.

EDIT: I mean, you an still force carb if you want. You would just have to set the PSI pretty high.

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