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Old 08-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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OK. Fermented wort, filtered beer through 1 micron filter. Question? When carbonating beer, do you keep the pressure on during the carbonation period or do you charge keg to the 20 lbs, disconnect co2 and let it sit for three days


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Old 08-25-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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You would keep it on. As the beer absorbs carbonation the pressure will go down. The only way to continue to carbonate is to provide a constant source of CO2. There are many way to carbonate, but all would require leaving the CO2 cylinder on. Here is how I force carbonate if you want faster results:

http://www.draftbeerinfo.com/2009/02...r-keg-of-beer/


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Old 08-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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I set and forget.

Set the psi at 12 to 14 and let sit for 1 week. Pull 2 pints to get the sediment out and drink away.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Agreed. I like to do the set and forget method. I do sometimes keep it at 30 psi for the first day or 2 to give it a little head start
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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I'm impatient and do the fast 35 PSI for about a day and a half and that usually takes care of things
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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I'm impatient and do the fast 35 PSI for about a day and a half and that usually takes care of things
And when it doesn't, the forum thread count goes up...

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I leave the gas on at the the desired co2 pressure for the style and its good to go in a week.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #8
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I've never had a problem with it. Granted, only been kegging for a year but it's worked every time, not sure why I said usually.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #9
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I do a hybrid. I set psi to 30 at room temp for 24 hours. I shake the keg a few times during this period. This gets it about 1/2 way there. Then I chill and adjust psi to serving pressure for a day or two. It's usually good to go by day 2.
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I'll be kegging for the first time this week. I'm going to try the 30 psi for 24 hours then 15 psi for two days method. If the keg gets here Tuesday, I'll be drinking by Friday. I hope all goes according to plan!


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