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Old 06-29-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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So I just got my keg system set up. I have a batch of Belgian Wit going into a 5 gal corny. I saw a lot of different tutorials and techniques. I have company coming over on Thursday and just wanted to make sure I did this correctly.

I chilled the fermenter down to 45 degrees in my brew fridge...it sat for 2 days after achieving that temp. Today I sanitized keg, purged the air with CO2 and racked to the keg. I then sealed the lid and used a CO2, temp, pressure table to carbonate to 2.9, and it gave me a pressure of 19psi. I pressurized keg to 19, and shook for 90 seconds, let sit for 10 minutes, then shook for another 90 seconds and turned off gas and disconnected...plan to let sit for 2 days then check level....

Everything sound correct? any suggestions to make sure my guests will have beer that is ready on thursday?

Craig

 
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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At 19 PSI it will probably take closer to a week to carbonate. And I wouldn't shake it anymore. Just let it sit there with the gas connected still and it will get up where you want it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:34 AM   #3
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Don't disconect the gas. If you want to force carb faster you can dial it up to 30psi or so and let it sit for 24-36 hrs then dial it down to serving pressure.

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:49 AM   #4
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Don't disconect the gas. If you want to force carb faster you can dial it up to 30psi or so and let it sit for 24-36 hrs then dial it down to serving pressure.
Ok, just set it to 30...doing it this way is there a way to try and hit a 2.9 or so volumes?

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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Maybe not at first but it should eventualy equalize.

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:43 AM   #6
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Maybe not at first but it should eventualy equalize.
Not sure I understand. I have it at 30psi to force carbonate for 24-36 hrs....charts say 19psi for volumes desired(2.9)...and isn't serving psi around 10 or do I leave it at 19 and let it equalize there after time at 30psi?

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:40 AM   #7
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Leave it at 19. You can serve at 10 but (in theory) you will eventualy lose some carbonation.

This is how I understand things at least. Maybe someone with more experience will chime in.

 
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