New to brewing, Force Carbonation? or natural Carbonation? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > New to brewing, Force Carbonation? or natural Carbonation?

Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
Jul 2011
Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 20

Hello I'm new here and I will be brewing my first batch next week. I know that if i force carbonize my beer i can drink it sooner, but is there any added benefits to letting it carbonate on its own?? I am 100% going to be kegging right from the start. So should I brew it, Kegg it and let it sit for a few weeks? or hook it up to the CO2?


Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
msa8967's Avatar
May 2009
North Liberty, Iowa
Posts: 2,878
Liked 109 Times on 88 Posts

I started kegging 9 months ago and found it takes about 3 weeks for the beer to become well conditioned whether it is forced carbes or naturually carbed with corn sugar. If you force carb the beer will absorb the co2 faster if it is cold and may get the carb level you are after sooner but it may also still taste a little green, (or at least mine did when I tried to shorten the process to just one week). It will also depend on the size of your co2 source whether you want to force carb (which takes more co2) or carb with corn sugar and then place under serving pressure.
Mick Arnett
North Liberty, Iowa
"Beer will change the world. I don't know how, but it will."

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Natural Carbonation jcooper_87 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-27-2011 10:49 PM
New to force carbonation Bigjuicy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-16-2011 03:32 AM
Stalled natural carbonation in keg? wittmania Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-17-2010 09:56 PM
Using Gyle - Natural Carbonation echotraveler Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 05-16-2010 02:48 PM

Forum Jump