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Old 08-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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just kegged for the first time! we did it today and want to have it ready for Saturday. any help on carbing it and psi would be awesome. not to sure what to do next. do i leave it in the kegerator with the co2 tank on for the whole week? or just a few times a week?
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A week in the fridge at serving pressure you should be good, did you seal and purge the keg with co2?

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To add to what chef said, you can try it on Friday and if you think it is still a little flat you can bump the pressure up to maybe 15 to 20 psi over the night. I doubt you will have to though.

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what exactly do you mean by seal and purge?

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what exactly do you mean by seal and purge?
Seal and purge means you put the lid on the keg, pressurize it with co2, vent it back out with the vent on the lid or by depressing the co2 Poppit, and pressurizing the keg again. You should repeat the process a couple times to flush the o2 out of the keg.

If your keg doesn't have a vent in the lid you can vent through the co2 poppit, it's the little button on the gas in post. Just press it down with your thumb or whatever works. Make sure you don't do this to the beer in post because, as the name suggests, beer will come out.
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i got ball lock kegs. so i should pressurize it, then vent it all out a few times. then leave it in the kegerator for a week with the co2 set at around 7-10psi? sound about right? how long will the 5# tank last?

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2 days at 20 psi then release some pressure and then 1 day at 7-10 psi and you are good to go

at about 34 degrees

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As long as you have no leaks 5 lbs will last quite a while. When you seal the keg hold the lid in place then apply co2 to the tank and let the pressure seal the keg, a little keg lube helps too, then throw the bale over then burp it a few times.
I usually do about 10 to 12 psi.
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2 days at 20 psi then release some pressure and then 1 day at 7-10 psi and you are good to go

at about 34 degrees
There are quite a few ways to do it, experiment and see what works for you but a week is plenty of time.
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There are quite a few ways to do it, experiment and see what works for you but a week is plenty of time.
that is about it finding out what works for you and your setup

all the best and enjoy the day

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