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Old 06-30-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Couple of questions regarding keg carbonation.
I carbonated it with corn sugar, it's been sitting now for a few weeks, and the keg is fully pressurized.
I'm now ready to hook up the CO2-
Should I bleed out the pressure from it carbonating in the keg before hooking up the CO2
Should I chill the keg also before hooking up the CO2?

Guess i'm just a little confused about the different steps of dispensing this beer now that it's fully carbed in the keg, and comments/suggestions would be appreciated!

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Old 06-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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Definitely chill it.

It's a good idea to bleed it, too, since your keg pressure might be higher than your line pressure, and you do not want to boil beer up into your gas line.


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Old 06-30-2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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so bleed it, chill it, and hook up the CO2- set it at dispening PSI right?
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I would chill it, then bleed it, then hook up your gas.

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Chill 2 days, bleed, gas.

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I would chill it, then bleed it, then hook up your gas.
This is what I would do.
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