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Old 03-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how long to leave a keg carbonating using the tasty brew calculator. I have an iPa and the calculator recommends 4.9 psi but does not say how long to leave it. Any ideas?

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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10 days to 3 weeks. The calculator doesn't matter. At such a low pressure you must be doing set and forget carbonation (the most reliable method).

There is a nice chart in the first post of this sticky:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/keg-...strated-73328/

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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4.9 psi? That's flat. Normally, for the "set it and forget it" carbing in a fridge, it's more like 11-12 psi.

(I hate those calculators by the way!)
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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Oh hey yooper. I think I may have gotten the gas out of the beer. Going to set and forget now. Is the tasty brew calculator no good?

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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I assumed this was an English beer being carbed to style. I have never gone below 10 psi myself but 4.9psi supposedly would yield about 1.9 vol of co2 at 38F.

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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My beer is at 38 degrees. 1.9 is in range for an iPa right?

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
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My beer is at 38 degrees. 1.9 is in range for an iPa right?
According to tasty brew it is. I am like Yooper I carb everything the same. I currently have my pressure at 10psi. I like it. At 10 PSI (my fridge is also 38F) I get relatively few bubbles coming out of solution. At 12 PSI I get a rain of bubbles. It depends on what you like.

At 4.9PSI you are trusting physics and the charts/calculators. I think it will work but have no experience there. I also have no experience with beers at 1.9 vol of co2. I have had casked ales in England but don't know the volumes of co2.

 
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My beer is at 38 degrees. 1.9 is in range for an iPa right?
Yes, if you like your beer flat. 1.9 volumes is pretty flat.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #9
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FWIW I prefer the calculator over the chart, but I agree that 1.9 is close to flat.

 
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