Keg carb issue - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Keg carb issue

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2013, 03:50 AM   #1
codeman021
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Kennewick, Washington
Posts: 13
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts



ok so my beers are not carbing enough .So I have been reading up on this for a week or so now, I have tired a few different things to help, but nothing is. Let me tell you about my system.

5' beer lines- that's what keg connection sent me, No fom issues.
I tried the set it and forget it method at 12psi around 35 degrees.
I then tried 30 psi for a week, it helped but not enough the beer still seemed flat.
I leak tested my connections with star san and found no bubbles or leaks, plus the co2 has been on constantly for a month now, with no change in pressure.

Am I missing anything, any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 04:03 AM   #2
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 17,154
Liked 2923 Times on 2182 Posts


If you pop the keg PRV is it obvious that there is substantial pressure @ volume?

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 04:07 AM   #3
kombat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,442
Liked 1947 Times on 1227 Posts


30 psi for a week (in the fridge?) should carbonate your beers plenty.

Are you maybe overfilling your kegs? There needs to be a little bit of headspace at the top. The beer level should not be higher than the gas in tube tip, at the most.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 04:27 AM   #4
codeman021
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Kennewick, Washington
Posts: 13
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts


Plenty of pressure when I pull the PRV

No I'm not filling them to full at all there is head space .

I'm stumped

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 05:26 AM   #5
JuanMoore
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
The Old Pueblo
Posts: 21,896
Liked 3682 Times on 3504 Posts


Only thing I can think of is that your pressure gauge way off, and what you're supplying to the keg is much lower than you think. Either that or you've managed to defy the laws of physics.
__________________
I'm trying to find some porn filmed by a dog wearing a GoPro. - SharonaZamboni

Hunter, when you get bored, will you put a taco in my elephant's hands for me? - Hat

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
codeman021
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Kennewick, Washington
Posts: 13
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts


Is there a way to test the regulator I have? its brand new ad I do not have another to compare it with.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yeast accidentally racked into keg, slow carb at serving pressure or quick carb? timewasted Bottling/Kegging 0 11-15-2012 12:59 PM
Filtered Summer Ale carb issue ninjabrewdood Bottling/Kegging 13 08-12-2011 01:39 PM
Bottling from leaky keg - Force carb issue normzone Bottling/Kegging 0 08-08-2011 03:51 PM
Carb Issue? nos33 General Beer Discussion 2 07-30-2011 03:15 AM
Carb issue ArroganceFan Bottling/Kegging 4 09-05-2007 07:54 PM


Forum Jump