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Old 09-29-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
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What should i set it at in order to properly carbonate the IPA? I can not seem to find a chart anywhere that shows me the temp of the keg and the volume of gas that needs to be pumped into the keg.

AHhhhhhhhh, it does feel real good having that first keg filled and hooked up. Now i can not wait to drink it. how long do you think? a week? i tasted a bit of it from the secondary (sat in there for 3.5 weeks) and it was great.


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Old 09-29-2006, 04:13 AM   #2
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British-Style Ales 1.5 - 2.0
Porter, Stout 1.7 - 2.3
Belgian Ales 1.9 - 2.4
European Lagers 2.2 - 2.7
American Ales & Lagers 2.2 - 2.7
Lambic 2.4 - 2.8
Fruit Lambic 3.0 - 4.5
German Wheat Beer 3.3 - 4.5


IPA needs around 2-2.5 volumes, depending on british or american style (see below), so:

Try this:

http://www.homebrewadventures.com/pdfs/CO2chart.pdf

Or this, swiped directly from our very own TN landsailor's web site.

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Here's a link to the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) style guidelines info:

http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2008_stylebook.pdf

It has a detailed description of each certified style of beer. The carbonation level is found in the "mouthfeel" description. It doesn't give a number in volumes of CO2, but you can figure that "low carbonation" = 1 - 2 volumes, "medium carbonation" = 2 - 3.5 volumes, and "high carbonation" = 3.5+ volumes.

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Old 07-31-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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LOL!!! I didn't even look at the date/time of the last post!

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