1 Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:29 PM

Not gonna lie I have looked not only here but other places…

Purchased some kegs and it says “low and slow at 10-15 psi and won’t over carbonate”. Right great BUT FOR HOW LONG??? I’m in no rush to drink this beer. I naturally carbed 12 stubbies for comparison.

I guess my question is I work away for week on week off. Should I turn my pressure down or what? Like I said I’m more then happy to wait and etc. I’d rather wait and let the beer mature (it’s the fruit salad ale off coopers recipes) Gas is on the inlet too. So it won’t ruin my reg

2 Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:28 AM

I leave my reg set at about 10 to 11 psi. Takes about 7 days to get good carbonation. The first few kegs I force carbed but now I just leave them do their thing . I always have an extra keg in the fridge so when one is empty there is always one gassed up ready to take its place.

3 Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:47 AM

I force carb my kegs @ 40+psi rocking kegs for a couple of minutes before leaving them @20psi over night or for a day then carb again back just around 12-15psi its usually below 10 PSI at this stage….

I want kegs pre carbed ASAP a tad above serving presure and then stored below 10 degrees for at least 2 weeks then ready for serving @ 10PSI

I force carb because I run over 10 kegs at a time and cant prime all at the same time
I find it little fuss to do so

4 Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:54 AM

So once it’s carbed after 7 days do I just leave it at serving pressure until it’s empty??

5 Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:43 PM

Yeah that is what I do. Seems to be working fine for me.

6 Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:49 AM

Even the slow method is force carbing, it's still injecting CO2 into the beer from an outside source rather than naturally carbonating it by fermenting priming sugar.

I carbonate mine quickly too but I don't use the rock back and forth method. I just put them in the fridge and leave them on 45PSI for about 20-22 hours then disconnect the gas, let them sit for a few more hours before bleeding remaining pressure and re-connecting the gas at my normal serving pressure around 11PSI. It works well. I have used the set it to serving pressure and leave method as well which works perfectly fine too, it just takes too long for my liking.

Last edited by Otto Von Blotto (Monday, March 12, 2018 11:49 AM)