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Old 07-18-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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What is the fastest possible way to carb a keg?

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Old 07-18-2008, 10:50 PM   #2
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Chill to serving temp, 30 psi for 3 days

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Old 07-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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Chill to serving temp, 30 psi for 3 days
+ Shake it like it owes you money!
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
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40 PSI, shake till your arms are about ready to fall off, then shake for a lot longer. You can carb i an hour with the right determination, then slowly purge and reduce pressure, and prepare for the wasted foam as you get it to serving pressure.


Not sure why you'd want to do this?

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40 PSI, shake till your arms are about ready to fall off, then shake for a lot longer. You can carb i an hour with the right determination, then slowly purge and reduce pressure, and prepare for the wasted foam as you get it to serving pressure.


Not sure why you'd want to do this?
Me either, I cringe whenever I read stuff like that. Shake a baby, don't shake your beer.




Note: Obviously I am not serious, don't give me any crap about shaking babies.
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Consider crap having been given.

Also consider forgiveness having been given.

Now know that I'm pissed cause I just spit chewed up cheeto and Ice Tea on my computer screen when I read that.
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What is a good serving temp for an IPA?


Also are you shaking the keg while the co2 is attached? I am assuming yes.

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I prefer 40 deg F, poured into a room temp glass.

Yes shaking while the CO2 is attatched, AND the keg has previously been chilled to serving temp.


I should add that I never use this method, and only recomend it in an extreme emergency (birth, death, wedding, Hurricane Katrina). I apply gas at serving pressure (10-12 PSI for me), and wait the week it takes to fully carb, and improve vastly in taste.

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so you don't shake babies?

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so you don't shake babies?
This was a surprise to me also, but after checking with SWMBO, apparently, it's frowned upon.
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