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Old 02-14-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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so i am bottling my beer with a kegging system. might be a stupid question but my kegerator is full and wanted to know if i could carbonate my beer in a keg system at room temp (70-65 degrees) and then transfer it to bottles to chill a week or 2 later.....??? does this sound reasonable??

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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you have to use a lot more pressure at room temp because warmer beer doesn't want to absorb CO2 as readily, and the saturation levels drop.

I would not try to force carb at room temp and then bottle. you need more stable temps or the CO2 will leap out of solution.

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As long as he then cools the beer before bottling he'll be okay. I normally prime my kegs with sugar and leave them at room temp for a week and then I'm good to go. You'd still need to chill prior to bottling either way.

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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thanks for the advice guys. gona have to go look for a inexpensive ice chest or somthin

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Carbing at room temp works just fine. I did it for a year before I found a free freezer to convert. I used 30 psi and let it sit for a week. This always gave me fine carbonation, although the control you have with a temp controlled freezer does yield a better (more accurate) carbonation. If you can find a free or very cheep chest freezer it is worth the investment. Or just carb it up and wait till you have room in your kegerator.

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