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Old 06-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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I have 2 5g kegs of a pale ale I want ready for 10 days from now. i have one co2 tank with one line out, so i can only carb one at a time.
I currently have one 5g keg hook up with 30PSI since earlier today at room temp(i shook it a little when i first hooked up the gas), the other I just purged the oxygen out of(with the co2 tank @ 15PSI) and set aside at room temp ~70*.

Whats my best bet to have both of these ready?

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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why cant you do one at a time if you force carb it and shake the hell out of it cant it be carbed it 3days or less?

ive never kegged

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Your best bet would be to cut your gas line and install a T and a second gas disconnect.

Can you get the kegs in a refrigerator? If so, you can probably swap the gas to the other keg every few hours and get them carbed in 10 days. For example, switch it when leaving for work, when you get home, and before you go to bed.

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What about putting gas line to liquid post (gassing through dip tube) Then run a jumper from the gas post of the same keg to the gas post of the second keg?

I haven't tried it but it sounds good in my head :-)

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Chill, set to 30 psi for 3 days. Repeat.

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What about putting gas line to liquid post (gassing through dip tube) Then run a jumper from the gas post of the same keg to the gas post of the second keg?

I haven't tried it but it sounds good in my head :-)
I thought about that. Gas bubbling through keg #1 will strip out some of the head forming proteins. Is it enough to make a difference? I don't know.
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+1 on cutting the line and adding a "T". It is what I do...

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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why not get a 2 way splitter w/ check valves for $25 or so?

http://www.amazon.com/2-Way-CO2-Dist.../dp/B002C3LELC

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As others have stated, you need to chill it. CO2 absorbs much better when the beer is cold. If you are not experienced with force carbing, be carefull it is easy to overdo it. I have found that this page was helpful to me but I don't "burst" carb anymore unless I'm in a jam.

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I thought about that. Gas bubbling through keg #1 will strip out some of the head forming proteins. Is it enough to make a difference? I don't know.
How come a carbing stone doesn't strip proteins?
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