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Old 12-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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sorry i know i've asked a similar question before but........ if i carb a keg can i then disconnect, leave in the keezer, then wait for a keg to kick and reattach the carbed keg and still have it be carbed?

i went through my old posts but couldn't find my original question. seems the answer was "no" but for some reason i can't get my head around as to to why it wouldn't work. if i don't have any leaks in the keg then why wouldn't it hold the carbination?

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sorry i know i've asked a similar question before but........ if i carb a keg can i then disconnect, leave in the keezer, then wait for a keg to kick and reattach the carbed keg and still have it be carbed?

i went through my old posts but couldn't find my original question. seems the answer was "no" but for some reason i can't get my head around as to to why it wouldn't work. if i don't have any leaks in the keg then why wouldn't it hold the carbination?
If the keg is sealed properly, you can carb it up now, disconnect it, and let it sit for years and it will still be carbed when you tap it later.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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well that makes sense to me. thanks

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I wish i could get my kegs to seal that well .....

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they should seal that well. i've got a kef of pilsner that i carbed up in January, but it had off flavors (unhealthy yeast) and it's been sitting in the garage for 10 months. still carbed and pressurized just fine. (but still tastes like crap)

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SOmetimes it takes a blast or two of 30 psi to get my kegs to seal. If I just try serving pressure often that won't seal them. Once they seal I can bleed pressure to serving pressure and have no leak.

I wonder if there isn't a thicker O-Ring we could use for the main seal that might make easier to get a seal???

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I will carb a beer then let it sit around for a month or two disconnected. Then when there is free space I hook it up and all is fine.

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I agree on the higher psi to seal the keg, mine took about 30psi to get a good seal then dialed it down and vented to serving

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want to make sure i've got this straight - i'm going to carb @ 13psi for the usual 5-7 days then disconnect and leave in the keezer and wait for a spot to open up - correct?

we have 3 taps but room in the keezer for another 2 or 3 kegs and would like to extend the pipeline a bit. figure doing it this way we should have a never ending supply of brew.

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want to make sure i've got this straight - i'm going to carb @ 13psi for the usual 5-7 days then disconnect and leave in the keezer and wait for a spot to open up - correct?
Well, I won't claim TRUE or FALSE on the 5-7 days @ 13psi (my beers take longer than this to carb properly), but your thinking is accurate. You can carb it up at whatever pressure you normally do for whatever amount of time your normally do at whatever temperature you normally do, and then disconnect it and it'll be ready when you are.

edit: I don't have room in my little kegerator for more than 2 kegs, so I prime them with sugar, seal then with 20psi, and let them sit at room temp for a couple of weeks. Then when a keg in the kegerator kicks, I move one of the new ones into the kegerator. When it's cold, it's carbed and ready to drink.
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