I feel stupid asking this but here goes. How do you properly set a CO2 regulator?
I have a shutoff valve between the regulator and the keg.
The CO2 tank is at room temperature.
- Close shutoff valve
- Set psi with screw
- And then open the shutoff valve
CO2 enters the keg but the final pressure is much lower than what I had originally set on the regulator.
The only way I can get the right psi setting is if I do the following:
- Open shutoff valve
- Slowly creep the psi up to 2-3 psi within the desired pressure
- Wait 15 min
- Increase psi a bit more, etc. to inch up to my desired psi without overshooting
Is there an easier way to do this? If this is 'just how it is', I can't wait for Ronco to invent a 'set it and forget it' CO2 regulator. Better yet, a digital CO2 regulator.