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Old 08-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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I'm going on vacation in 4 weeks.I'm new to kegging.I have two, 2 1/2 gallon mini kegs to take with me.I have them both on a 5 lbs. Co2 bottle set at about 20-21 psi for carbonation.Should I leave it at this pressure until I go on vacation or back it off to about 8-10 psi in a few days and leave it at that til I go.



 
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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I'm going on vacation in 4 weeks.I'm new to kegging.I have two, 2 1/2 gallon mini kegs to take with me.I have them both on a 5 lbs. Co2 bottle set at about 20-21 psi for carbonation.Should I leave it at this pressure until I go on vacation or back it off to about 8-10 psi in a few days and leave it at that til I go.
It depends on the temperature you have them at. At fridge temps, it would be around 10-12 psi. At room temps, it would be more like 30 psi.

Once they are fully carbed up (in a couple of weeks), you can take them off of the gas if you want.


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Old 08-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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They are in the fridge.

 
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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Since the vacation isn't for 4 weeks, I'd back it off to the 12 psi or so pressure so that they'll carb up with zero chance of overcarbonation. You've got enough time that there's no reason to rush it...

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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Moving the kegs around that much will probably stir up sediment


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