How long till carbonated beer

Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:48 pm

Hello all - I bought a new 5 gal keg set up today - really sick of cleaning bottles! At the store I was told it take 10 days to carbonate the 5 gals of beer. Online I'm reading as short as 1-2 days. Is it really that variable?

Also, does it make sense e to add some priming sugar to a keg before syphoning the beer in? Or does that just make a mess in the keg?

Thanks!

Joe
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:16 pm

No need for sugar.

If you want to carb the safe way, set your regulator to ~12 psi and let it sit for a about 10 day.

Or you can set it to 30 psi 24hrs and then turn it down to 12 psi degas the keg and you'll be carbed in a ~2 days.

Or you can set your regulator to 30 psi and rock the keg back and forth for about 15 minutes and you'll be carbed almost instantly.
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:46 pm

Cold crash, rack, force-carb= beer in 10 minutes.
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:33 pm

snowcapt wrote:Cold crash, rack, force-carb= Cloudy beer in 10 minutes.
fixed that for yah
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:43 pm

Stinkfist wrote:
snowcapt wrote:Cold crash, rack, force-carb= Cloudy beer in 10 minutes.
fixed that for yah

Oh, god, not cloudy beer!
I'm guessing your pinky is always raised.
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:04 am

snowcapt wrote:
Stinkfist wrote:
snowcapt wrote:Cold crash, rack, force-carb= Cloudy beer in 10 minutes.
fixed that for yah

Oh, god, not cloudy beer!
I'm guessing your pinky is always raised.


That's not a pinky. It just looks like one.
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:38 am

I don't mind if the beer is a little cloudy. As long as I don't have to wash 50 bottles every week!
Thanks all.
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Re: How long till carbonated beer

Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:04 am

snowcapt wrote:
Stinkfist wrote:
snowcapt wrote:Cold crash, rack, force-carb= Cloudy beer in 10 minutes.
fixed that for yah

Oh, god, not cloudy beer!
I'm guessing your pinky is always raised.


Cloudy beer makes me so upset I set it on fire, seems to fix it. :-)~
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