Carbonating

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  1. Sep 12, 2018 #1

    itry

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    Greetings. Im doing alot better with the beer making. The thing thats letting me down is getting it to fizz.
    I have corney kegs and a co2 cyli der from air liquid. When i presurise do i just get thw keg up to pressure then take it off. Or do i get it to the rite pressure then leave it at pressure for a week?
     
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    Pressurize and vent at least 3 times to rid the head space of oxygen then pressurize and leave on the gas for at least a week.

    There are charts and calculators online that will tell you the correct pressure for the temperature of your keg and how much carbonation you want. Err on the low side, pints of foam are uncool.
     
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    Just to understand. I put the gas on it at say 11 psi and leave it on amd connected for a week?
     
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    Yes. The regulator will hold it at 11psi while the CO2 slowly dissolves into the beer.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2018 #5

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    Yes.

    Go to "Calculators" above ...

    ... then go to "Keg Carbonation Calculator" ...

    ... select Celsius or Fahrenheit ...

    ... feed in the desired CO2 Volume (the different styles are shown lower down the page) ...

    ... feed in the desired keg temperature ...

    ... hit the "Update" button and you will see the required regulator pressure displayed.

    An alternative to waiting a week is that you can "shake it all about" every so often. This will get the CO2 into the brew quite a bit faster.
     

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