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Old 10-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hi new to the cornelius keg set up. Done my research on the internet, dont have a fridge yet so carbonating at room tempture. Brewed a coopers wheat beer left it for 8 weeks and then put it in to my keg. Set the psi to 30 and left it for 1 week and no carbonation.Left it for 4 more days and still no carbonation.
ps the room temp is around 16 degrees celsius and no leaks in the keg please help.

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Old 10-07-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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chill the beer....cold liquids retain co2 better. Or I think you must have a leak.

I kegged an IPA last week 30 psi for 36 hours, then 12 psi for 2 days....awesome wonderful beer.

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Old 10-07-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. If i had a leak should the co2 tank be empty after two weeks.
New to all of this. ps can you carbonate at room temp.

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Old 10-07-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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You don't want to carbonate at room temperature. It will be ungodly foamy. Also, never leave you beer @ 30 psi for one week. 3 days should be the max. You have to have a leak somewhere. When force carbing, I always go with one week at 12 psi. Always perfect.

I personally would not get into kegging if you don't have a dedicated fridge for them, Unless its winter in your garage, that is. Stick to bottles until you have a place to chill them. No one wants to drink warm beer.

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Old 10-07-2010, 10:25 PM   #5
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It's a leak. probably a slow one. if this is the first time you've had your gas setup on a keg of beer then it could be anywhere. mix a drop of detergent in a spray bottle full of water and spray around the connections looking for bubbling. if that doesn't turn it up you'll have to take everything apart and re-assemble. are you using the the hard plastic washer thing that seals the regulator to the CO2 bottle? did you use teflon tape? buy the yellow kind, it's a little thicker and is made for gas plumbing. you'll have to check the whole keg too. Also, this question should be asked in the bottling and kegging forum.

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Old 10-07-2010, 10:32 PM   #6
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Anytime I've had leaks, they've been from either my lids not being sealed right (sometimes they seal better one direction) or my connection at the hose barb. Usually it's a hose clamp that's night tight enough. BUT...as said above, don't carb your beer at room temp. You'll have nothing but foam.

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