How long after force carbing? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How long after force carbing?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-08-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
raleighharwell
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Posts: 11


I know, I know....

Without starting a whole thread on whether or not one should force carb homebrew to begin with, I am curious how long it should take after cranking up the PSI and gently shaking it. Are we talking a few hours, days, or weeks.

Background info: I fermented this hefe for 9 days and left it in the secondary for a little over a week. Now it's in the keg and I'm trying to force carb it so that I can enjoy it this weekend. Thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
Brewer3401
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Brewer3401's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2004
Southeast Louisiana
Posts: 1,152
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


If you shake it with the pressure set for the level of carbonation you want, it takes less than 15 minutes.
After that, you'll be about 98% where you want to be.
It's never good right after you shake it. Also, you have to blow down the keg if you have a short beer out hose, and there is always tons of foam after shaking.
Let it sit for a day, then try it.
Or..........put your maintenance pressure on and let sit for 7 days = perfect.
__________________
Fermenter: Blonde Ale
Brite tank: -0-
Kegged: -0-

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 132 Times on 99 Posts


I just tapped a keg of HW that I kegged on 21 April. I primed w/1/2 C corn sugar and put it on 25 psi (once) shook it for 3 mins, and it's been room temp since yesterday. I put it in the fridge and, like I said, just tapped it. It is nicely carbed (bubbles rising) and has a nice head. I am satisfied.

17 days is still pretty quick even for a HW...I doubt if it's ready even though you are.
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 10:17 PM   #4
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,736
Liked 67 Times on 53 Posts


Why did you prime it with sugar AND force carb it? Or did you prime it, let it carb natually then hit it with the correct co2 pressure?
__________________
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Force Carbing in a day? skeeordye11 Bottling/Kegging 7 01-19-2009 04:18 PM
Force Carbing Dominator6 Bottling/Kegging 5 05-04-2008 04:05 AM
how much force carbing? ski36t Bottling/Kegging 4 03-30-2007 02:59 PM
Force Carbing? MilwaukeesBus Bottling/Kegging 9 03-14-2007 10:07 PM
Need help with force carbing Craig5_12 Bottling/Kegging 21 03-03-2007 04:36 PM


Forum Jump