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Gas in Hose with Quick Disconnect grey: The carbonation process will take less time, the colder the keg is. I will go over this in more detail further yuide. As mentioned earlier, the time it takes to carbonate will depend on the temperature of the keg. The cooler it is, the less time it will take as the CO 2 absorbs quicker at cooler temperatures. If you have a big enough refrigerator, sit the keg and CO 2 tank in it for days.

At room temperature this method will take longer and require different levels of CO 2 pressure. See the table below as a guide to how huide pressure you should apply. As a general too for Port 66 products, at room temperature around 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the table above beer needs between psi.

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Ciders require fewer volumes of CO 2 and therefore only between 15 to 25 psi. One way to do this — once the beer is carbonated — is to place the keg in t large durable container such as a plastic bin or bucket — such as a fermenter bucket — and fill it with ice and cold water.

Be careful when placing the keg in the container not to shake it up too much. The beer should be chilled, ready to serve after about 40 minutes, so prepare if you have guests!

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Obviously this is a little more difficult to regulate than a refrigerator, but it is a lot cheaper too.

A Kegerator is another method you can use to chill your beer, which is basically a purpose built refrigerator for a keg with the taps on the top. The method described in this blog means the CO 2 is naturally absorbed into the beer through pressure, however there are other ways to carbonate your beer. When testing the carbonation of your beer, attach the Product out hose, set the pressure to psi and tap off a sample. If it is still under carbonated, detach the hose, reset the CO 2 pressure to 25 psi and give it a couple more days.

If it has over carbonated, turn off the CO 2nyo the pressure relief valve repeatedly and keep testing until the foam has reduced. Different beer styles have different recommended serving pressures but generally you want ti turn your regulator down to around 10 psi and experiment with what works best for your preferences.

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If you have any helpful tips for when kegging your beers please share them in the comments below. Refrigerator optional The carbonation process will take less time, the colder the keg is. Preparation Half fill the keg with hot, soapy water.

Scrub the inside with a sponge, attach the lid and give the keg a good shake ensuring all inner surfaces are thoroughly covered. Ketging the pressure by turning on the gas and gently turning the pressure on the regulator to 10 psi.

Press the tap to run the water through the hoses. Increase gude until good flow is achieved. Half fill the keg with sanitiser solution, disconnect the fittings and shake the keg vigorously for 60 seconds. Reconnect the fittings and repeat steps so the sanitiser fills the product out hose.

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Leave it like this for contact time advised on your sanitiser product, then press the tap to empty the keg completely. Syphon the beer from the fermenter into the keg. Connect the gas to the IN post and open the gas valve as pictured below.

Apply a good amount of pressure; when you can no longer hear the gas going in, close the valve. Release the pressure using the release valve on the lid to purge the air from the top of the keg. We want to remove all air from the keg so not to spoil the beer. Repeat 3 times to ensure all the air is out.

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Carbonation As mentioned earlier, the time it takes to carbonate will depend on the temperature of the keg. Alternative Methods The method described in this blog means the CO 2 is naturally absorbed into the beer through pressure, however there are other ways to carbonate your beer.

This is guiee you apply the CO 2 whilst shaking the keg. The gas reaches a larger surface area this way, and is therefore absorbed into the liquid quicker. There is a risk of over-carbonation using this method, however this is easily keggging.

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Again this option is much quicker and easier than bottling. Previous article Experimenting with Fermenting Sugars. You may also like. Be first to comment Click here to cancel reply.