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Briano 08-04-2012 07:05 PM

Kegging for vacation
 
I'm going on vacation in 4 weeks.I'm new to kegging.I have two, 2 1/2 gallon mini kegs to take with me.I have them both on a 5 lbs. Co2 bottle set at about 20-21 psi for carbonation.Should I leave it at this pressure until I go on vacation or back it off to about 8-10 psi in a few days and leave it at that til I go.

Yooper 08-04-2012 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Briano (Post 4305235)
I'm going on vacation in 4 weeks.I'm new to kegging.I have two, 2 1/2 gallon mini kegs to take with me.I have them both on a 5 lbs. Co2 bottle set at about 20-21 psi for carbonation.Should I leave it at this pressure until I go on vacation or back it off to about 8-10 psi in a few days and leave it at that til I go.

It depends on the temperature you have them at. At fridge temps, it would be around 10-12 psi. At room temps, it would be more like 30 psi.

Once they are fully carbed up (in a couple of weeks), you can take them off of the gas if you want.

Briano 08-04-2012 08:36 PM

They are in the fridge.

bwarbiany 08-04-2012 09:35 PM

Since the vacation isn't for 4 weeks, I'd back it off to the 12 psi or so pressure so that they'll carb up with zero chance of overcarbonation. You've got enough time that there's no reason to rush it...

beaksnbeer 08-05-2012 02:58 PM

Moving the kegs around that much will probably stir up sediment


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