Well - I't turned out that my attempt to naturally condition my hard cider in kegs did not go so well. Something about the poxy O-rings deciding not to seal. (I did pressure test them prior to filling them too - mutter)
Anyway, So onto force carbonating the stuff.
I got new O-rings, and set the regulator to 45psi and hooked up the hoses.
Great - I could hear the CO2 going in, local hbs said to Shake the kegs, I shook em, could hear even more CO2 going in.
Now I guess the question - how long to leave them at this pressure?
I want to dispense at 8-10 psi but if I turn the setting screw, i get cider squirting out of the release hole.
Should I blow off the pressure using the release valve then reconnect the hoses?
Will the cider in my regulator be a problem - how can I clean it out?
So many questions - I hope that you guys can help me