Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:04 am

The process of force carbing is:
1. Sanitize er' thing
2. Rack Beer to keg
3. Close keg
4. Attach Co2 at 30 PSI
5. Once keg is filled with co2 detach Co2
6. Shake keg "like a salt shaker"
7. Repeat steps 4-6 twice
8. Put on Co2 at serving Psi (What is ideal serving Psi for cream ale?)
9. Let beer settle and enjoy

Duration of event 30 minutes

I have my first kegs coming to me today and I would like to have draft beer in my house tonight. My questions are: is this protocol right and is it a reasonable goal to be drinking draft beer the day you receive a keg? I know no to force carbonate every beer but I want draft homebrew YESTERDAY!
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:07 am

4a. Vent the keg a couple times to release any trapped oxygen

Some do it this way, but I always set at the desired pressure and leave it for a week. I may try it this way someday to see if there is any difference.

Congrats on the kegging system!
Last edited by TheDarkSide on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:08 am

Thank you.
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:15 am

1.5 -- purge keg with CO2 before proceeding
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:18 am

You purge you keg with Co2 to prevent oxidation, right.
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:27 am

Yup. So if it's splashed around in there, it's only getting exposed to more CO2
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:16 am

My two pin lock kegs just arrived. What is the safest way to vent pressure in keg? Is there a way to distinguish the beer from co2 line?
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Re: Force Carbing

Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:43 am

Gas will have 2 pins, liquid side will have 3.
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