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Old 04-27-2005, 08:37 PM   #11
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I subscribe to the chill and shake method at high pressure, but it's all personal preference. Janx is absolutely right, you will definitely speed things up and not overshoot your carbonation if you set your regulator to the pressure from the carbonation table and shake for several minutes or however long it takes to equalize. If your arms get tired, you can try the higher pressure method mentioned previously, and after a few tries (as long as you remember what you did) you can dial in a shake time and pressure that works for you. Mine turns out to be 2 minutes of vigorous shaking at 25-30 psi and 42 F.


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Old 04-27-2005, 11:18 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Janx
You can set the pressure at 12 PSI or whatever the tables say *and* shake if you want to speed things up a bit. It'll help the CO2 absorb more quickly without the guesswork of the 30 PSI method.
Agreed! I'm just too lazy to shake the keg. I'm a very patient person.

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