Post #40 made 8 years ago
My method for carbonating a keg...
1) work out your carb pressure, this is based on your keg storage temperature and the number of vols of C02 you want, for me, I use 80kpa, which is about right for 2.5Vols at 4C
2) connect keg up at 300kpa. My keg is already chilled as I crash chill my primary fermenter before kegging
3) 24 hours later, turn off reg, release pressure, and re-adjust reg to 80kpa
4) start drinking... keg will come to the right carb level in a day or two
It helps if you have your beerlines balanced so that your carb pressure is your dispense pressure. Alternatively, if you dispense pressure is less than your carb pressure, then you can use a flow controller (inline, in front of tap, or on tap) to control the flow and thus get a great pour.
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