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Old 02-12-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
Feb 2008
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Hi Everyone.
I'm new to kegging.
My question is what PSI should I set the CO2 when force carbinating 5 gallons of Hard Cider? I want bubbles in my cider
Also how long do I leave it at this Pressure?
I can find lots of information on the web for beer but not for hard Cider.

Any help will be most appreciated.

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Old 02-12-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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I carb my Apfelwein at 12 psi for a few weeks before I get around to tapping it. Make sure it is chilled.

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Old 02-12-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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I think you'll be fine if you use the beer PSI charts...

So, somewhere between 10-15PSI (at 40F) probably, depending how carbonated you want it. Most people set their Apfelwein at the same 12PSI they use for most beers...

I've never kegged Apfelwein or Hard-cider, but you should be fine at these pressures... I use the set and forget it method, so I keep it at the desired PSI at all times from kegging through serving the last drop. Works perfect if you have a leak-free, balanced system.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #4
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i force carbed mine just like a beer and it came it just fine. 30psi and a minute of leg rocking/shaking and let it settle for a day.
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