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Old 08-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Trying not to be long-winded here. I have a keg that's been sitting on 10 PSI for 2 days @ 35 degrees shooting for 2.5 volumes using the set-and-forget method. However, I forgot (a little irony) that I promised some friends a while back that I'd bring a keg of homebrew to their party, which is this Friday... so 3 days from now. I've never used the rocking method, but this might be a good chance to try. What would you do in this situation where I've already had the beer sitting on CO2 for a couple days? Much appreciation.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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I'd draw a pint off first to see if there is any sediment. If there isn't any, then having it sit for a while just means you won't have to rock it for as long.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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It's an ale but I lagered it for 3 weeks. It was crystal clear going into the keg. How about just cranking it up to 30 PSI? How many days would you suppose be sufficient at that pressure?

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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Just rock it for 15 minutes at 12 psi, then leave it until Friday. Rocking it will not change the final carbonation level, it just speeds the process.

I like to lay a 2x4 on the floor, then set the keg on its side with the board at the mid-point. Then rock away.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #5
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^^ I second that advice. If you shake it at serving pressure you can't overcarbonate. Shake it for 5 minutes and then leave it at 12 psi. Should be plenty carbed by Friday.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:17 AM   #6
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I'd set it to 30 psi for about 15-18 hours (since you've already got 2 days @ 10). Then, set it to 10, vent it, and check it again a few hours later. You should be *close* to carbonated at that point. If you're close enough, leave it at 10. If not, bump it to say 20 psi for another 12 hours.

 
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