Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Force Carbonating
Thread Tools
Old 06-13-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 26
Default Force Carbonating

First time kegging and I'm looking for a few pointers. From what I've read force carbonating seems the best and fastest way to carbonate. Looking for some help how exactly to do that

sabresfan44 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 01:29 AM   #2
Ale's What Cures You!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yooper's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 67,727
Liked 6995 Times on 4960 Posts
Likes Given: 1978


The easiest way is to just set it at 10-12 psi at 38-40 degrees for 10 days and then try it. That's what I do.

A faster way may be to set it at 30 psi for 36 hours, then purge and reset at 10-12 psi. It should carb up in three days that way.

I know some people set it at a high psi and shake the keg, but I've never known anyone who really had good results with that. It's foamy, and the sediment is all stirred up in it but you could probably carb it up in 30 minutes or so that way.

Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
Yooper is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Coraopolis, PA (Near Pittsburgh)
Posts: 911
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


The quick method Yooper refers to would best be used on a brew that you had filtered prior to kegging. Filtering only ads a bit more time to the process, but if your really interested in having a quickly force carbed brew on your hands, try the filtering method along with the 30psi/Shake procedure and you likely can be drinking your clear brew the same day it is kegged. Granted it may be a bit foamy, but that is what you get for taking short cuts.

On Tap #1 - East End Brew
On Tap #2 - Nada
On Tap #3 - Nuttin-Honey Ale
Fermenting - BMB's Cascading Citra Ale
bmckee56 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,617
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts


The disadvantage I find with shaking to force carb is it always has a bite to it which I have heard is from carbonic acid forming from the CO2 going into solution. This taste dies down in a couple days.
Scut_Monkey is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Force carbonating Steveo_55 Bottling/Kegging 42 05-08-2014 01:07 AM
Force carbonating. NEED HELP!! baer19d Bottling/Kegging 14 12-03-2009 03:33 PM
Force Carbonating Meister Rivington Bottling/Kegging 18 06-11-2008 05:17 PM
force carbonating weirrp Bottling/Kegging 9 12-24-2007 07:57 PM
Force carbonating with 8g co2 SilverAnalyst General Techniques 4 06-27-2007 07:45 AM

Forum Jump