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Old 02-23-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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I have been off the forum for a few months now, Got a new motorcycle and have been working on it alot. I wanted to know if my cream stout may be ready yet. I put it into the Corny keg about 2 1/2 weeks ago and it was primed with corn sugar(boiled of course), then I charged it with a Co2 cylinder and have let it sit since then. I have let out a little pressure just to see if it is sealed properly and it seems good. This is my first time using a keg. do you guys think it will be ready to drink this weekend??

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Old 02-23-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Never carbonated with sugar in the corny but I'd suspect so. I'd be hooking it onto the CO2 now at around 10-12psi though...

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Probably so. You can always force carbonate it by chilling it and leaving it under 12 pounds of pressure for a few days. Much quicker and easier than priming, since you need a CO2 source to serve the beer anyway.

In any event, just try one. That's the only way to know. Just pour yourself one

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well I do not have a co2 tank just the small chargers, to seal them and to serve the beer. I will be getting the co2 tank shortly after I see how the brew turns out. This cream stout should be pretty good.

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Well, you can steal half a pint and hit it with another charger without any problems...just to see where it's at with the conditioning.

You'll definitely be happier in the long run with a regular CO2 tank. CO2 is really handy in a lot of ways. Cheers

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Janx, thanks for the fast reply. I appreciate it and love this forum for the great info and help offered. I will try some and see where it is at.

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Yep, I used one of those CO2 guns temporarily until I got my CO2 tank and regulator. First time I hit it with CO2 with the gun I blew the pressure relief valve. YIKES... that means that little thing put over 120-130 PSI in the corny real quick like.

It did work though, after I learned to only let a little CO2 in. But after getting the real deal setup I would only use that for bring my keg somewhere. Force carbing is great.

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