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Old 01-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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If I use the mini kegs for a 5 gallon batch, can I just store the beer in them and then force carbonate when just before I intend to use them. I would rather force carbonate than use priming sugar but will only use one at a time.


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Old 01-22-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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You can bottle condition kegs so you wouldn't need to force carb


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Old 01-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I was more worried about overcarbing and having a mess on my hands.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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The real issue is that since the mini-kegs aren't rated for a ton of pressure, force carbonating is really easy to screw up with a mini-keg. They aren't really rated for the pressures that homebrewers use for force carbonation (30psi + rocking, for example) as they are meant to be cheap and disposable.

There are guidelines on this forum for how much priming sugar to use with a mini-keg that seems to work well.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:43 AM   #5
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What about something more modest like 12-13psi? Wouldn't be crazy hard to rig up some sort of pressure relief.
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I've had mine at 25psi for the past week without issues, as a test only. I'm doing this mainly for storing half batches, which will be at 10 -12psi. When I need to tap it, I pull out the valve and hook it up to my keezer using (pic #15).


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