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Old 07-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 07-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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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.

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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.

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

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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.
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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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