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Old 08-19-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hi,

I just came into possession of a bottom tap King Keg, for which I bought a 'Super 30' Co2 cylinder which fits on a valve on the lid of the keg. Can anyone explain to me when and how much gas to inject into the beer (which I am about to siphon from primary)?

Secondly, there appears to be no way I can gauge the pressure in the keg. Does the valve automatically adjust the pressure of do I have to buy some king of a gauge? The beer in question is a hefe, which will need a fair bit of carbonisation and at the moment I have no clue as to how to achieve this.

All help much appreciated.

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Old 08-20-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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You need a regulator on the CO2 tank in order to pressurize the keg. I pressurize mine to anywhere from 10psi (serving) to 30psi (carbonating). If you had a regulator there are two gauges which shows you the internal tank pressure and the regulator (output) pressure.

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Thanks. Appreciate it!

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Old 08-20-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Sorry,

Forget the comments above. King kegs and S30s do not need ra eg.
On the inside of the valve there is a rubber band that acts as a regulator and there is normally a safety valve as well.

The S30 is not for carbonating, it is just for keeping serving pressure and it will do it automatically.

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Old 08-20-2007, 06:36 PM   #5
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I agrea with orfy,king kegs cannot be used at the same high pressure as corny kegs.
With my king kegs i just add 5 tbls of white sugar at keg filling time and leave a few weeks to clear and build pressure,top up with co2 as and when needed.

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