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Old 10-20-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
Sep 2008
Marquette, MI
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Ok, so I have always force carbed my kegs (crank to 30psi, shake, etc). However, for my pumpkin ale I decided to rack to the keg and set at 12psi and let it sit like that. So I have never done this before, is there any need to agitate(shake) the keg? And, about how long will this take till it's ready to drink?

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Old 10-21-2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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No need to shake unless you are in a hurry. It should take about a week. I always set my kegs at serving pressure and then let them sit (about a week) until they are ready. It is a lot less likely to get overcarbed accidently and it allows the beer some time to condition further.

Bristle Bros. Brewing

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