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Old 01-19-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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, tell me where I'm wrong and what i need to do. I go from 3 to 4 weeks in primary then I keg. I put 20psi of co2 and store it in the closet for three weeks. Is the beer ready to drink or does it need a few weeks in the fridge too? If I carb in the closet does the co2 need to be on the whole time.

I brewed two batches, put one in fridge with co2 set at 10psi and the other I put 20psi and stuck in the closet. The one in the closet is a little flat. Not sure if it needs to be on co2 all the time or is it the tempature?

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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You should be using a carbonation chart like this to determine what pressure you need at a given temp, then set it at that and leave the gas on. You need higher pressures at higher temps to achieve the same level of carbonation. I don't know what temp your closet is but unless it's pretty cold that would explain your being undercarbed at 20 psi.

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perfect! thanks for the chart. The 20 psi was right for my temps, I just didn't have the co2 left on.

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At some point won't the beer equalize with the pressure, and assuming you have no leaks, it would then be safe to store without the gas on without losing carbonation?

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