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Old 01-11-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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How long will my keg carbonation last if I remove the gas-in pressure? I currently have a single keg setup. What I'm considering is buying a second keg and carbing both kegs with my current set up. If I get proper carbonation in keg 1 and then connect my co2 to keg 2, how long will my carbonation stay decent in #1? Is the current 12psi in the keg enough pressure to keep the carbonation level where I want I to be? Will this setup do the trick?

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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if the beer has already absorbed all the co2 it can at that temp and psi, yes, it will keep that pressure. usually takes about 2 weeks

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Just get a little more co2 line and a cheap plastic T and run the gas to both kegs.

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Just connect both kegs to the same line with a manifold or T fitting. Set your pressure where you want it (10 - 12 psi probably) and forget about it. Check your gauge once in a while and make adjustments if the pressure kreeps up or down a little.

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If you need to do the gas-swap method and you're force-carbing both kegs, turn the pressure higher than you want (15psi, maybe). The gas will absorb, pressure on that keg will decline, and you won't end up with too little pressure in the headspace.
T-ing your gas line is definitely a better way to go, though, and only costs a couple bucks at the hardware store http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pi...1#.UPA52XdBm1A

Like that, but in 1/4" or whatever fits your line. Kyle

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I guess the T is the best solution. Pretty simple actually. Thanks guys. I'll get dialed in eventually.

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I was wondering once a keg is carbonated, can it be removed from the co2 line and left to sit and if so for how long? The reason I ask is because beer distributors keep kegs in their coolers for long periods of time without co2 hookups.

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Keg is just like a bottle: if properly carbonated and sealed so that gas cannot leak out it should stay carbonated until the end of time.

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Keg is just like a bottle: if properly carbonated and sealed so that gas cannot leak out it should stay carbonated until the end of time.
Right. It's only when you pour a beer out of it that it can begin to lose carbonation, if the co2 is not connected to the beer to replace the loss in the headspace. One or two beers won't make a noticeable difference in the carb, but once you pour a few it will stop pouring with no co2 to push the beer, plus it will start to lose carbonation.
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