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ScoutMan 11-18-2007 12:47 AM

Overcarbed Keg, will it get better?
I screwed up last weekend and turned the gas up on the wrong keg. I was trying to carb up my IPA and turned the gas up to 20 psi. I planned on turning it down after a couple of days, but wound up working a few extra shifts out of town. When I got home today, I realized I had overcabonated a brown ale, not the IPA. Any chance the pressure will equalize if I turn the gas off and pull the blow off valve every so often??? Hate to ruin a half full keg, but right now it's just glasses of foam even with the gas off.

malkore 11-18-2007 02:34 AM

Yes, that's how you de-carb a keg. take it off the gas, and vent it every so often.

if you vent too much, re-carb.

Baldy_Beer_Brewery 11-18-2007 09:33 PM

If it is extremely overcarbed, with the gas off, you can also shake it to let some of the co2 out of the beer.

ScoutMan 11-18-2007 11:59 PM

No, I just let it set for the last day and a half, venting every few hours, and all is well. Thanks for the help

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