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Old 01-02-2013, 04:08 AM   #31
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Hi everyone, I am new to this site and relatively new brewer. I was wondering if anybody has the answer to this. when I fill my growler from my kegerator it seem to not hold up the carbonation (flat) if is left there for more then a couple hour. I don know what is the problem. I am force cabonating for 48 hours at 40psi for 24hours and then at 20psi for 24 hours then drop it to 5 to 10 to despe it. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #32
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Hi everyone, I am new to this site and relatively new brewer. I was wondering if anybody has the answer to this. when I fill my growler from my kegerator it seem to not hold up the carbonation (flat) if is left there for more then a couple hour. I don know what is the problem. I am force cabonating for 48 hours at 40psi for 24hours and then at 20psi for 24 hours then drop it to 5 to 10 to despe it. Thanks
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If you are carbed going into the growler and flat coming out, your growler is leaking. To check, put a balloon over the cap after filling. If the balloon inflates, you have diagnosed your problem. Soapy water would show the same (assuming it IS a leak).

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You may not be getting good carbonation with that schedule, either. You could have a lot of gas that hasn't quite disolved into the beer well.

When you open the carboy, do you hear a gush of CO2, or is there nothing? A gush would indicate that you don't have good dilution of the CO2 into the beer and it's all in the headspace. no gush tells us you've got leaky caps.

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Thank you for the info. I will check for possible leeks.

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Thank you for the info. I will check for possible leeks.

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Yum. Leeks. ;-)
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Yum. Leeks. ;-)
Time to start a new thread on leek-infused porter (that most abused of beverages)? ;-)
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