Originally Posted by eager_brewer
I just kegged my first one last night. I had it at 20 psi with just the CO2 hooked up. I then thought it would be a good idea toput the OUT valve on all by itself with no line. Little did I know I had a nice stream of beer that shot about 10ft. opps. The beer at the time was at 60 degrees. I just put it in the fridge at 34 degrees. and have lowered it to 16psi. I am hoping to serve it this Saturday. Is it really ok to shake the beer. what if the liquid goes back up the IN valve. Or maybe it won't because the CO2 pressure is coming out?
LOL - The out valve is really not a valve at all. It's ALWAYS OPEN....
If your serving this Saturday, you'll need to force the carbonation in by shaking. (A
good method but not the conservative "best" method of set and forget).
If the beer is cold now, take the keg out and set the pressure back up to 25 PSI. Lay the keg across your lap and shake it back and forth for 60-75 seconds. You'll hear bubbling and gas being released. The bubbling and gas sound will subside. Repeat the shaking and it will pick back up again. Do this about 3-4 times and then set back in the fridge with the gas back down to around 10-12 PSI.
Let it sit until serving time and you should be fine.