- Dec 11, 2019
- Reaction score
- Bognor Regis
Ok. I'm not familiar with kits so don't know if they include priming sugar or not. Did you make a priming solution and add it to the barrel after transferring your beer from the fermentation bucket to the barrel? YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION 1. This is important because the priming solution (a sugar solution of about 4 ozs of sugar dissolves in 1/2 pint water boiled and then cooled) is used to carbonate your beer and generated CO2 to push the beer out of the barrel. Generally having transferred your beer to the barrel and added the priming solution you leave the barrel at around 20C for 2 weeks for it to carbonate and generate enough pressure to serve the beer. Usually conditioning the beer for another 2 weeks at around 10C.Not rude, i'm all over the show tbh!
The two barrels that didnt work were both beer kits without any adaptions. My Co2 supply is via a S30 cylinder. (the large bottle that you twist on when you run out of natural pressure)
I think it must be the cap because I half filled a barrel with water and then added Co2 and it started to come out of the side of the lid.
Whilst i have your attention, can i ask another question. How long when you transfer beer from the fermenter to the barrel would it create enough pressure to flow from the tap? On Tuesday night I filled the barrel should it flow within 48 hours?