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RobWalker 07-15-2011 09:42 PM

Kegging under 5 gallons?
 
How does this work exactly? For a 3 gallon batch for example, would it still be fine to force carb, just require a little more co2?

cfonnes 07-15-2011 09:46 PM

Just be sure to let the oxygen out by hooking up the CO2 at a low pressure and opening the relief valve a few times.

Other than that the CO2 will fill the empty volume in the same what that it does when the keg is emptying.

msa8967 07-16-2011 01:35 AM

I often keg 3-4 gallons of a batch and bottle the rest. Like cfonnes mentioned, just purge the air (O2) out of the keg and you should be fine.

1Mainebrew 07-16-2011 05:12 AM

It will use less CO2 to carb 3 gals of beer than 5 gals. Same amount to dispense. Have fun with the kegging!

RobWalker 07-16-2011 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msa8967 (Post 3090448)
I often keg 3-4 gallons of a batch and bottle the rest. Like cfonnes mentioned, just purge the air (O2) out of the keg and you should be fine.

That's exactly what I want to do :)

How do I purge it out exactly? I'm using the standard hambleton bard refillable co2 cylinder on a pressure keg.

Flomaster 07-16-2011 02:42 PM

purging is just pulling the release valve at the top while the gas is connected. basically you want to push out the air and leave the void filled with Co2

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