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Old 04-05-2013, 11:30 PM   #11
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The problem wasn't that the keg was shaken, the problem is the keg was shaken with the regulator set too high. If the pressure had been set properly, the beer wouldn't end up overcarbed...

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Ok so what PSI would you set the regulator when doing what I did?
If you want to chance over carbonation by shaking the keg be my guest. Just remember that when you over carb the keg it turns out to be a big waste of CO2 and a waste of time.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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The problem is that you shook the beer which resulted in over carbonation. Your keg is like a shook up beer can. I normally hook up my keg to 30psi for 36 hours. I then purge and set to 8-12psi. The beer is normally perfect after 3-5 days, and I have 5ft lines with 38-40 degree beer also.
I do exactly the same thing. 5' lines as well. The first beer poured is a bit foamy because the taps are warm. After that, pours great.
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Ok so what PSI would you set the regulator when doing what I did?
Easy: start with this carbonation table, find your beer temperature, go across that row to your desired carbonation level (eg: 2.5 volumes for many styles) and go up the column to find the proper pressure ...

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #14
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I do exactly the same thing. 5' lines as well. The first beer poured is a bit foamy because the taps are warm. After that, pours great.
Me, too. This is pretty foolproof. I've never had one problem using this method.
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