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Old 01-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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i have 2 kegs that i will be kegging this weekend...i wanted to just put my co2 and 12 psi and let it go for 2 weeks then drink but i need it before that time.

i have a party next saturday i need these two kegs to be drank at...these 2 kegs are done with fermentation so it is good to go to keg.

question...what are some good ways to get these kegs carbed quickly so we can drink from them and hopefully not have the beer taste blah or not carbed...

any help is appreciated...

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Force carb is easy. Set it to about 15psi, hook it up till it stops hissing, disconnect it, shake the crap of the keg, hook it back up till it stops hissing, disconnect it, shake the crap out of it, repeat.

It will still taste like new beer though. Only way to get around that is if you filtered or cold crashed before kegging, even then it still needs time to condition, but it will take less time to condition.

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I'd go completely the other way and not shake. Ever.

I'd set the kegs in the kegerator (not moving them at all, since you want the sediment to settle and this also will be a cold crash, so more sediment will settle out). Then place the regulator at 30 psi for 36 hours. After 36 hours, purge the kegs, turn it to 12 psi. The next day, pour off 6 ounces from each tap (to get rid of the yeast sediment and other stuff) and then pour a couple of ounces and check the carbonation and clarity. By day 5-7, it should be perfect.

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I carb my beers cold in as little as 48 HRS by doing 1 day at 30 PSI
Then drop the regulator down to 20PSI for another 24HRS.

And that it it's carbed, If you want a little more carbonation do both days
at 30PSI

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I rack to keg, set @ 30psi and let it sit like that overnight. The next day, leaving it @30 psi, I grab a beer and sit with the keg in my lap and rock it back and forth for a few minutes, check the carb level and continue until I reach my desired level of carbonation. Works every time.

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thx...here is my plan then.

fyi...i am going to cold crash for last 32 hours in the primary right before i siphon to the keg...hopefully it all settles by then so i can siphon as little gunk as possible.

after i cold crash i am going to siphon straight to keg and NOT shake...but put psi at 30 for 24 hours and then purge...then psi at 20 for 2-3 days.

sound good?

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Sounds great!

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thx...here is my plan then.

fyi...i am going to cold crash for last 32 hours in the primary right before i siphon to the keg...hopefully it all settles by then so i can siphon as little gunk as possible.

after i cold crash i am going to siphon straight to keg and NOT shake...but put psi at 30 for 24 hours and then purge...then psi at 20 for 2-3 days.

sound good?
20 psi for 2-3 days might overcarb the beer. I'd be more conservative and only go 20 psi for one day, maybe two at the most.
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ok so when i carb at 20 psi for a day do i purge it after and bring it down to say psi 12 and leave it alone???

i should i just bring it down to psi 12 and not purge????

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When you drop the pressure down to 12psi purge the tank down to 12psi also.

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