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Old 12-13-2008, 02:23 AM   #21
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I just kegged a Root Beer. My method is to force carb at 30PSI for a day, shake it up, release the pressure and then do again twice over the next two days. I then serve it a about 12 PSI. I have 6' of 3/16. I have done this for 3 batches and it has worked well for me.



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Old 12-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #22
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Nearly Instant Soda (about 10 minutes)

Put in keg
6-7 pounds of ice
soda & sugar
water to fill
CO2 35 psi
shake until the ice cubes have melted and/or the regulator has stopped squealing.

If you have smaller kids, lay the keg across a 2x4 and let them rock it until done.


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Old 12-16-2008, 02:04 AM   #23
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My Force Carbonation suggestion is a simple two step process.

1. Put the solution in the corney put in the refrigerator for 24 hrs.
2. Place the CO2 line on the Out post and pump with 30 PSI for 10 mins.

Return to refrigerator and set your PSI to desire pressure. It works for me and it's a very quick process.

 
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:45 AM   #24
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I have had rootbeer force carbonating at 30 psi for two weeks and it still taste flat.

 
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:51 AM   #25
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I have had rootbeer force carbonating at 30 psi for two weeks and it still taste flat.
Did you try turning it up to 40 psi for a few days? That might help.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:35 AM   #26
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I have had rootbeer force carbonating at 30 psi for two weeks and it still taste flat.
I ended up shaking the hell outa the keg to get it carbed up. Every time I remembered I would go shake it.

It finally carbed up and was very tasty. Dedicated faucet and keg for root beer now.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #27
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I will run it up to 40# and shake,but out of curiosity where is the limit on how much pressure.

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #28
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For rootbeer (and other sodas), you need to carb it really well or it seems flat. I carbed mine at around 40 psi, and served it around 35 psi. Now, you need like 25-30 feet of line for this. Otherwise, if the line is short it's all foam. If it's less psi, it seems flat. Trust me on this- you need about 30 feet of line, but you'll get a nice pour! I got the beer line from McMaster Carr for around .20 cents/foot. I keep that line just for soda, since it's way too long for beer!
Hello, with 40' of beverage tubing; doesn't that fill up with root beer that ends up just hanging in the lines? How do you get all that root beer back into the keg after you're finished pouring?

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I've taken to running a carb stone off of the gas dip tube to help get the CO2 into the root beer with little bubbles.

Cuts carb time down a lot. Shaking still works quicker but the carb stone helps as well.
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