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Old 05-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #1
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For a competition. I'd like to be at full carbonation in about 3 days from today. Could be 4, but then I'm going to be nervous.

I set my regulator at 25 PSI and shook the keg for about 2 minutes to get as much CO2 into solution as possible. I am intending to leave it at 25PSI for another two days, shaking when possible. I imagine after that, I'll lower it down to the 10PSI "proper" range I'm going for.

Am I doing this right? I've always forced carbed on a set it and forget it method. It's done when it's done.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/2-day-carbing-285760/

Seems do-able according to this thread.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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In 3 days, you could have set and forget it cold at 30 psi for 24 hours and then tested and then continued for another few and retested, etc. Shaking is a bad idea this close to a competition unless you already filtered it really good.

 
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Sounds like a waste of an entry fee. It's not going to be at its best.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:51 PM   #5
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Oh it's a waste of an entry fee for a lot of reasons, carbonation is the least of my worries I've got two other batches going into it that I was able to devote more attention to. In any event, this shaking method at the target pressure appears to be working very well.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #6
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As long as you shook the keg when it was cold. After shaking the keg I would set the regulator to what your serving psi is . Cold beer absorbes co2 fast.

 
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