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Old 10-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Another keg carbing question. Set and forget

About a week ago I kegged my first two batches of beer. I set my regulator to 12. temp is between 37-40. I'm noticing that the psi is changing often. After the first day it crept up to 15. i got nervous and reset. next day it was at 9-10. got nervous again and reset. then i just decided to leave it. now it's reading low again. what's the deal?

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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Did you shake it? Sounds like the beer has residual carbonation (or forced by shaking) and your reg is playing catch-up.

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Old 10-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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Nope no shaking.

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Keep adjusting until it stays where you want it.

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just set it and forget it

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Is it a new system? If so, just keep adjusting. It will even out and when it does just set it and forget it. It's not a big deal.

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Old 10-29-2010, 10:39 PM   #7
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Is it a new system? If so, just keep adjusting. It will even out and when it does just set it and forget it. It's not a big deal.
yes new system. Is this common?

So that's two for keep adjusting and one for just leave it?
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This is funny. I just kegged my first brew and I have noticed the same thing. It has gone down like 3psi in just a few hours after being stable for a day.
I was thinking that maybe it was the keg and the beer cooling that had an effect on the psi.
It has gone up and down probably 3-4 times??
HMMMMM???
Must be somewhat normal if we are both experiencing it.

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It's the regulators. I have a set in a keezer that move all over the place. Strike that - They don't. When I move the screw it takes up to a day for the needle to point where it's really set at. I don't know why. My other regs don't do that, but these do.

Set it for 12 and a day later it's at 18. Crank it back down to 12 and a day later it's 8. Eyeball it somewhere in the middle and a day later it's at 12

You'll figure it out with practice.

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