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Old 01-31-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Just over-primed my keg?

I just kegged an English dark mild and decided that I would keep it true to style by naturally carbonating. I used an online calculator but it just occurred to me that I had checked "bottle priming" rather than "kegging" because the latter only gave force carb settings. I primed with 2.3 oz. of cane sugar.
Kegs are supposed to have less priming sugar than bottles, right? I guess this calculator does not account for that --
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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You can bleed off a little pressure every now and then. Just pull the relief valve for a second to let some co2 out. If it is over carbonated you can bleed more off when it finishes. Its no biggie really.

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Thanks. How can I go about approximating the level of carbonation (~1.8) I was aiming for?

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Just sample it, if it is too carbonated bleed it off again and keep the pressure set for 1.8 volumes.

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