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Old 10-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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I want to keg my batch of beer for the first time, always bottled in the past, could the portable CO2 charger be used to carbonate the beer? or should i only use it for parties and tailgates?

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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Realistically they can only be used for serving. The quantity of cartridges you would need to carb 5 gallons of beer would just be silly.

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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+1 You need a full CO2 tank, the chargers won't do the job. Here's a great site for cheap CO2 tanks:

http://www.bvrgelements.com/category/Tank/
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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To the OP:
You can naturally carb in the keg and serve with the charger. Use your charger to seat the lid when you rack to the keg with your priming sugar, wait 2-3 weeks at room temp (at least), and then chill and serve with the charger. This'll work for a keg or two and then you'll get tired of it and get a tank and regulator. It is possible though, especially good if you're trying to piece your system together over time.

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