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Old 12-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Correct way to keg

Hello all, I was looking for the proper way to put c02 to the cornellious kegs. What i did is apply about 30 psi for the last 4-5 days and shook the keg for the first 2 minutes then i have not touched it. The pressure is still applied to the keg.

Iv read that after applying pressure you should bleed the pressure valve every few minutes for about 5 minutes then you should unhook the co2?
i don't wasn't my beer full of foam and no beer. So what should i have done and what should i do now? Also what is the psi it should be at for serving? THank you.


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I get the keg to serving temp. Then I hit it with 30 psi for 24 hours. Then I drop it to serving psi and let itty sit a couple of days.

This is the quick and dirty way. They better will be drinkable...but will taste better in a couple of weeks.

You can also just put it on your serving psi and it will can in three weeks.

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What temperature did you do this at? If it was chilLed you are over-carbed. If it was room temp you might be Ok, but 4-5 days at 30psi is a long time. If you are over-carb'd you need to release pressure a few times per day to slowly purge the excess CO2. It will take some time.

I usually do 30psi for 24 hours at room temp. Cool. Hook up to CO2 at serving pressure for 1 week.


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4-5 days at 30 will probably have you waaaay over carbed.

When I'm in a hurry I go 30 psi for about 24-36 hours at about 35 degrees. Otherwise it 12 psi set and forget.

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You better purge and set it at serving pressure, and temperature. 4-5 days at 30psi is WAY more than anyone would ever recommend. You're probably already seriously over-carbonated (unless the keg is at over 65F).

Use this chart to set the pressure, at serving temperature, and leave it that way for 2-3 weeks before pulling a pint.

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