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Old 03-30-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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I have built myself a small, 3-liter keg and I am in the process of force carbonating it. I have read elsewhere to use 20 psi and then shake it to get the CO2 in the beer....and it is working great...I just don't known when to stop. I am using a 12g CO2 cartridge attached to the top with a pressure gauge.

Do I keep cranking the pressure up to 20 psi and shaking it until no more CO2 will go in?

 
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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I'm curious if you can actually carb a beer with 12g co2 cartridges? Has anyone done this and what have your experiences been? How many cartridges did it take?

 
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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I'm curious if you can actually carb a beer with 12g co2 cartridges? Has anyone done this and what have your experiences been? How many cartridges did it take?

So far I haven't even used up one...and it wasn't full when I started. I can't tell you how much carbonation I have yet because I haven't tried it yet. But remember, I am doing a 3-liter keg so obviously it takes a lot less that the big boys.

 
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:59 PM   #5
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So I have a stout that I would like to be at about 2.3. If my temperature is 40 F I would shake the keg until at 10 psi no more CO2 will go into the beer?

Could someone double check me on that please.

 
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