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Old 09-04-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Do you have to leave the co2 hooked up all the time in the fridge? Or is a charge good enough?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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You need it hooked up for sure while it's carbing up. Then when it's dispensing if you don;t leave it hooked up it will slowly loose pressure and carbonation as you dispense.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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Ok cool. Thanks
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:07 AM   #4
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I'm putting 30 pounds on my keg and then disconnecting to carb up. I started on Friday and today Monday I'm drinking some undercarbed but still good beer. Another day or two should do it. In the meantime, my picnic tap broke and I have trouble pouring anyway. I think another trip to the LHBS is in order to get a replacement, and maybe I need another batch while I'm there

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:13 AM   #5
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I tried 20 lbs last time and it tasted like crap. I turned it down and it came out great. Wonder what the problem was?
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
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Like zacster said, you can up the pressure to 25 or 30 psi and "force carb" in about a week then drop to serving pressure,or leave it at serving pressure( 8 to 10 psi for most) and let it go a couple of weeks.
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