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Old 12-23-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
r8rphan
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Man, heading into the Christmas weekend, and my only homebrew keg just ran dry... I've got a pale ale, I just put under pressure in the kegerator (brewed 2 weeks ago).. but that's probably 9-10 day until that process is complete..

I haven't got more than a couple days worth of store bought bottled beer in the cooler, and am really low on cash...

Is there any way to speed this condition/carb process up?...
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Turn up the gas and shake the keg like a Polaroid picture.

 
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:01 AM   #4
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Man that sucks. Maybe ask for beer for Christmas? Other than that, do what culturejam suggested. Probably your only option.

 
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:06 AM   #5
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take the co2 bottle and the chilled keg out to the living room
hook them up with the co2 to the side and the keg laying down right in front of you
roll the keg gently with a foot (switching off feet) through a movie
drink tomorrow
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:28 AM   #6
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Foot-conditioned beer....ohhh yeaaaaa.

 
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:33 AM   #7
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take the co2 bottle and the chilled keg out to the living room
hook them up with the co2 to the side and the keg laying down right in front of you
roll the keg gently with a foot (switching off feet) through a movie
drink tomorrow
Do this at my normal serving pressure?
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:37 AM   #8
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things that will speed the dissolution of CO2 into beer
1 lowering the temperature CO2 more readily dissolve in a cold liquid.
2 put keg on its side. increasing the surface area of the beer will cause CO2 to dissolve faster
3 shake the keg. turn up the CO2 pressure and shake the keg. this has to do with increasing the surface area as well as constantly changing it.

 
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:45 AM   #9
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Turn it up how much?

Turn it back down after movie, or leave it up overnight?

Will just turning it up while chilling in the kegerator speed things up?

And do I need to let it rest at serving pressure for a certain amount of time before drinking?

Will any of this cause foaming issues?
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:53 AM   #10
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Turn it up to 30-40 PSI for 24-48 hours. then turn the pressure off and purge the keg, then turn it up to serving pressure. Yes this method will cause excess foaming but thats the price you pay for having it sooner. If it is excessively foamy just turn the pressure down to enough to just push it out of the keg and purge it every day as the excess co2 will come out of solution.

 
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