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Old 01-26-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Carbing a keg at room temps?

Hello, I searched and could not find this, can I set a keg that is conditioning next to my kegerator and hook it up to the gas at 12psi and let it sit for 2 to 3 weeks or longer while its conditioning at 70 deg and have it fully carb'd when I move it into the kegerator ?

any insight would be great.

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It won't be fully carbed with 12PSI @ 70 degrees. Check out a co2 volume chart, it will tell you how much extra PSI you need. Or consider naturally carbonating kegs at room temperature.


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If you look at a carbonation chart, it's about 30 psi at room temperature to get a good carb level. I do it all the time, so I know it's easy! Just make sure you purge it before sticking it in your kegerator (assuming the kegerator is +/- 12 psi) and chilling and setting it at the same pressure as the other kegs.
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Ok Thanks for the quick answers, I was trying to figure out if I could just use a jumper to carb another keg while conditioning, or if I needed to get a 2 regulator setup, guess i need the 2 regulator setup.

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fwiw, there's a good carbonation chart right here...

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I just kegged a batch for the first time tonight and that chart will definitely come in handy. Thanks.
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fwiw, there's a good carbonation chart right here...

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Thank You day_trippr, thats going to be handy chart, Looks like I'm over carbing my kegs a bit, going right now to shut off valves, purge pressure, reduce regulator setting, open valves.

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Ok Thanks for the quick answers, I was trying to figure out if I could just use a jumper to carb another keg while conditioning, or if I needed to get a 2 regulator setup, guess i need the 2 regulator setup.

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If you're going to be using the same pressure for both kegs (or even for more than 2), you just need a splitter, tee, or manifold in the gas line. No need for multiple regulators unless you need multiple pressures.

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Thank You day_trippr, thats going to be handy chart, Looks like I'm over carbing my kegs a bit, going right now to shut off valves, purge pressure, reduce regulator setting, open valves.

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Since that chart only goes up to 65, this calculator is pretty handy for carbing at the warmer temps like you mentioned-
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/carbonation.html


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