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Old 12-02-2011, 05:01 AM   #1
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Learned the hard way not to leave my tap on while force carbonating. I lost about 4.5 gallons while I was at work. Afterwards I was thinking about carbing via the liquid out post since I could never force beer out the gas in dip tube. Anyone ever tried that? I think it would only take an extra liquid ball lock connected to my regulator.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:17 AM   #2
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Why not just connect it to a tap? Then you don't have to worry about this. Plus, the beer will carbonate faster if it's chilled.

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #3
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That sucks, I'll pray for you
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:52 PM   #4
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Already made another batch now just waiting for a few more weeks before I keg it. Think force carbonating via the liquid out will cause any issues? It would be bubbling in the beer from the dip tube. The garage smelled great but I was super bummed mopping it up.

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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I havent carbed using the out side. I just tip my keg so the in side is near the floor. So as the gas is being pushed in it goes straight into the wort. Then I shake the mess out of it then leave it alone for a day.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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I havent carbed using the out side. I just tip my keg so the in side is near the floor. So as the gas is being pushed in it goes straight into the wort. Then I shake the mess out of it then leave it alone for a day.
Why are you carbonating wort?
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:16 PM   #7
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Before I put carbonating stones in my serving kegs, I always carbed through the "out".
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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Why are you carbonating wort?
Because I want bubbles in my drink. Noone likes flat wort/beer. Just a matter on how you say it I guess. Wort-Beer its all the same. Plus i feel its has better carbonation if the push the gas through the wort-beer.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #9
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I'm not sure it will carb any better going through the liquid "out", but I don't think it can hurt either. I would first purge the oxygen out of the keg using the gas "in", so that it's all gone before you start bubbling through the beer and stirring things up.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #10
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Cool, I'll try it. At least I won't leak beer. The dumb picnic tap I left on while carbing leaked at the ball lock while I was out of the house.

 
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