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Old 03-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Kegging a Hefeweizen

I have searched this all throughout HBT and Google and I am getting varying reports. So, I am hoping someone will settle this for me.

I am about to keg a Hefeweizen (my first kegged beer ). I want to go the slow carbonation method and I would like to know what psi to set it at and at what temperature.

From the varying reports, someone said to set at 17 psi at 33F, yet my LHBS says 12 psi at 33F.

What do I do?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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There seems to be a lot of different opinions on this. John Palmer says 3 to 4 volumes while BJCP says 2.5 to 2.9 for it.

If you are going for competition stay within those guidelines. Otherwise i would just carb at 12 for a week and see how you like it, if it needs more bring it up 2 or 3 psi and keep bringing it up until you hit the right carb level.

17 to 18 psi does seem to be the general consensus from homebrewers around here however.

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Check this page: http://sdcollins.home.mindspring.com...rbonation.html

Yours is a hefe/wheat, it says 3.3 to 4.5 volumes, I'd try on the lower end first, say at 3.5.

@ 33F, the chart says 18-19PSI.

Keep in mind that you may have trouble pouring it if your beer line is not long enough.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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Okay, thanks for the quick reply and help! I think I will try 17psi at 33F for a week.

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