The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > System is Force Carbing...I think!!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
Igorstien
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Igorstien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fredericton, NB
Posts: 185
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default System is Force Carbing...I think!!

So yesterday I got my keg system all setup. I can only put on soda keg in the bar fridge right now....little steps people...little steps.

So I want a 2.6-2.8 volumes......So I get the temperature of the Fridge which is 40 F...and I get the chart, and find I need to set the regulator to 13psi...PERFECT.

Last night I put everything...CO2, regulator, Keg....Everything in the Fridge..and set the PSI to 13.....Yes I opened the main valve.

This morning I came down to check everything and the Keg gauge is reading 2psi. ....HMMMMM???? Anyway I turn the gauge back up to 13, and heard the gas feeding into the keg....I will keep and eye on it.

I have a 5lbs tank and doulbe gauge regulator, 1/4 inch tube from the CO2 to the keg and 7 feet of 3/16 inch line to the tap...I tested the tap and it flows nicely!!

Any thoughts?? I figured it may have something to do with the cold etc......

__________________
Igor Stien

Fermenting: MT
Secondary #1: MT Secondary #2: MT
Conditioning: Nothing Drinking: Store bought
On Deck: Festa Brew Red Ale....As soon as I get my bucket back from storage.

All bottles are Guinness bottles, Plus Five Kegs!!!
Igorstien is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,648
Liked 131 Times on 124 Posts

Default

Regulators are a little temperature sensitive. Also since the tank pressure changes from room temp. to the fridge, inlet pressure impacts the regulation as well. Sounds like you're almost there.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2006, 06:01 PM   #3
Igorstien
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Igorstien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fredericton, NB
Posts: 185
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks David,

I just checked, and everything appears to be ok, so I believe you were right about the temp. change.

I'll keep updating as things proceed.

IGOR

__________________
Igor Stien

Fermenting: MT
Secondary #1: MT Secondary #2: MT
Conditioning: Nothing Drinking: Store bought
On Deck: Festa Brew Red Ale....As soon as I get my bucket back from storage.

All bottles are Guinness bottles, Plus Five Kegs!!!
Igorstien is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2006, 01:16 AM   #4
Igorstien
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Igorstien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fredericton, NB
Posts: 185
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Well I checked it again tonight, and the pressure is holding steady so I'm pretty satisfied with the result so far. I'm going to let it sit until Wednesday....only because I'll be away until then.

I'll post a pick when I get a chance.....I don't know how on the forum yet but I'll figure it out. The system isn't much, but I think it's awsome.

IGOR

__________________
Igor Stien

Fermenting: MT
Secondary #1: MT Secondary #2: MT
Conditioning: Nothing Drinking: Store bought
On Deck: Festa Brew Red Ale....As soon as I get my bucket back from storage.

All bottles are Guinness bottles, Plus Five Kegs!!!
Igorstien is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2006, 05:00 PM   #5
Igorstien
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Igorstien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fredericton, NB
Posts: 185
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Well I love the Kegging thing!

I've had more people asking question about it and coming over to see it and test the brew..........Everyone is just amazed that a person could have that in there house.

I can't wait to get another batch on, so I can have a couple of different flavours going!!!

Thanks to everyone for all the help, even with the stupid questions.

I have been so Impressed as well that I finally bought the membership for the forum, but apparently PayPal is waiting until April 4th to release the money. ....???????

IGOR

__________________
Igor Stien

Fermenting: MT
Secondary #1: MT Secondary #2: MT
Conditioning: Nothing Drinking: Store bought
On Deck: Festa Brew Red Ale....As soon as I get my bucket back from storage.

All bottles are Guinness bottles, Plus Five Kegs!!!
Igorstien is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Force Carbing in a day? skeeordye11 Bottling/Kegging 7 01-19-2009 03:18 PM
Force Carbing Dominator6 Bottling/Kegging 5 05-04-2008 04:05 AM
how much force carbing? ski36t Bottling/Kegging 4 03-30-2007 02:59 PM
Force Carbing? MilwaukeesBus Bottling/Kegging 9 03-14-2007 10:07 PM
Need help with force carbing Craig5_12 Bottling/Kegging 21 03-03-2007 03:36 PM