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Old 10-20-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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So I need to force carb my beer tonight, unexpected guests showing up tomorrow. Whats the best method to force carb if I want to drink the beer in 24 hours?

 
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #2

There is no good way, and I wouldn't serve it to guests because it's most likely still green. If you absolutely have to, then you can crank your co2 up to 30psi and roll the keg on the ground for 30 minutes. Leave the pressure at 30 for 24 hours, then release the pressure and turn it down to serving temps.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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Crank it to 30 psi and leave hooked until your ready to tap (no longer than maybe 24-48 hours). It helps if it's already cold, otherwise it will take a little longer, but that should give you a decent carb within a day or so. Probably not going to be the best tasting beer, depending how long it's already been conditioning, but at least you can pour some samples of it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:38 PM   #4
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Shake it for a half hour or so at serving pressure. You can't over carb it that way. When the gas stops flowing your done.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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Its been 10 days since brewday, no bubbling on airlock, hyrdometer readings the same the past 2 days, seems to be done...

 
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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So I need to force carb my beer tonight, unexpected guests showing up tomorrow. Whats the best method to force carb if I want to drink the beer in 24 hours?
Chill the keg. Hit the keg with 30psi. Remove the gas disconnect. Shake the crap out of the keg. Repeat three times.

Let the keg sit for an hour, then sample. Repeat as needed to hit the right carbonation level, but be careful not to over carb.

I don't suggest this method, slow carbing is much better. But, it works.


 
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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Shake it for a half hour or so at serving pressure. You can't over carb it that way. When the gas stops flowing your done.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:18 PM   #8

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Its been 10 days since brewday, no bubbling on airlock, hyrdometer readings the same the past 2 days, seems to be done...
This beer is far from done in my opinion. Unless it's a wheat or IPA, I wouldn't even concider drinking it that early. You're just giving your drinkers a bad impression of homebrew by serving an inadequate product. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:26 PM   #9
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Go buy a keg of craft beer and call it your own. The drawbacks of shaking the hell out of a green beer will be worse than not serving your homebrew.

 
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #10
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Its been 10 days since brewday, no bubbling on airlock, hyrdometer readings the same the past 2 days, seems to be done...
What kind of beer is it? 11 days from brewing to drinking seems like wayyyy too quick a turn around for almost any beer, IMO.
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