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Carbonating keg while gas is disconnected?

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h4mmy86

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Hey'yo,

I was wondering if I could keg up some brew, pressurize the keg, disconnect the gas line, put it in the fridge and still achieve carbonation?

Perhaps taking it out periodically to give it another quick blast just to be extra sure it's holding pressure where it needs to be.

Sound do-able?
 

JeepDiver

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nope, you have to leave the pressure on if you want it to carb up. You could prime with sugar, put in enough CO2 to seal, and leave it at room temp for 2-3 weeks and it will carb naturally.
 

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+1 to JeepDriver, you need to leave the gas connected if you're not using sugar. Otherwise, the C02 you put into the keg initially will dissolve into the beer. By leaving the gas connected to the keg, the C02 tank replenishes C02 that has absorbed into your beer.
 

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