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Old 03-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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I just wrapped up kegging my continental pilsner yesterday.

I cold crashed it and clarified with gelatin and let everything chill in the carboy for about a week since work has been busy and I couldn't do much until the weekend.

I tossed in the priming sugar and racked from the secondary to the keg. The I did the usual CO2 purge and called it a day. About how long will it take to carbonate? The key is still pretty chilly. My only concern is how long will it take to warm back up so the yeast still in suspension will wake back up and do their thing.

Should I have just put gas on it and left it in the fridge for a week?



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Old 03-16-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Like bottle conditioning, you'll want the keg at close to room temperatuare (~70F) to carbonate the beer. I'd put a towel under it and let it warm up naturally then give it a week or two to carbonate.

Personally, I would have just hooked up the CO2.

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In retrospect, I probably should have put gas on it and gone that way. Oh well, I'll chalk it up as a learning experience.

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