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Antler 05-23-2011 01:14 AM

Kegging This Week
Well I've collected some parts and almost have my setup complete! I don't have a keezer bought/built yet, but I'm planning to keg this week. My regulator should be here Wednesday, and I'm hoping to drink from my keg this weekend. A few questions first.

1. Do you guys fill the cornies right to the top? I have a 23 litre batch and was thinking to bottle a dozen and a 6 pack, and put the rest (16.5-17 litres) in the keg. Is this ok?

2. I'll be storing the keg at room temperature, and chilling on ice a few hours before and during serving. What psi should I carbonate and serve at?

djsethall 05-23-2011 02:16 AM

I leave about an inch or so from the top.
How long before you serve it? It matters

Antler 05-23-2011 02:35 AM


Originally Posted by djsethall
I leave about an inch or so from the top.
How long before you serve it? It matters

I was planning to keg and carbonate Thursday, take first pint Saturday...

djsethall 05-23-2011 06:56 AM

That quick eh? I would bump it to 35-40 psi, actually with the current temp in the high 40's/low 50's in your area I would actualy bump it up to 55-60 psi and shake the hell out of it until your arms get tired to get the co2 dissolved. Do this 3-4 times and then set the psi to 30-35 for the remaining time (don't forget to bleed off the excess pressure when dropping psi). Next time, plan ahead a little further. I set my kegs at 22 psi for 2 weeks at 58 degrees F. Comes out perfect everytime. BTW, your beer will not taste as good as if ou let it age for a few weeks under pressure. Here is a cool carbonation chart.

Antler 05-23-2011 12:13 PM

Thanks for that chart. I was planning to set up a couple kegs and let them age until I had room for a keezer, but then I though I only need a picnic tap and I can serve. Also found out I could be leaving home for work as soon as Monday, and got anxious to try it out.

wildwest450 05-23-2011 02:41 PM

You need to leave the liquid level below the gas post tube (if there is one). I only fill my kegs to the weld line near the top, never needed check valves, and never had beer in my regulators.


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