OVER CARBONATED KEG

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Hi all,
I am new to this. I believe I have over carbonated my keg. I gassed it
(twice) @ 250kpa for 48hours (misunderstood my instructions). I have shaken
the keg around a bit and vented excess on a number of occasions and still
end up with lot's and lot's of froth. Please help - I am getting mighty
thirsty!!

Wayne



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   250kpa is 36 PSI which is way too much pressure, I think.  I am
assuming you are attempting to force carbonate it.  If you set the
pressure this high and shook it around quite a bit, I am not surprised
you have too much carbonation.  I am assuming the keg is approximately
4C, correct me if i'm wrong.  I recommend you vent it completely, set
the pressure to about 35kpa, wait about 1 week and try again.  In the
mean time, buy some beer to drink so you don't go nuts waiting for it.
If you try to force carbonate in 48 hours again, try 200kpa instead.


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Wayne Hawkswell wrote on 8/23/2006 7:56 AM:
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I am trying to learn this whole keg thing too. My fridge stays at around
34 degrees. For me, anything above 7-8 PSI forces the beer out too fast.
I am having a tough time finding my perfect PSI.

I have seen the charts, but I dont know anything about Co2 volumes so
therefore I have no desired volume and therefore the charts dont help. I
am going on the "do I like it" strategy.

Jim

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You can warm the keg up a little, take it out of the fridge and put in a
cool place. This will cause some of the CO2 to come out of solution.
Regularly, say twice a day, lift the safety valve to allow the CO2 to
escape. After a day or two, refrigerate the keg once agian and try it. If
it's still overcarbonated, repeat the process. Gently shaking the keg and
releasing the safety valve will help as well but can cause foaming problems.
Steve W (in Aus)



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Jim;11416 Wrote:
> Wayne Hawkswell wrote on 8/23/2006 7:56 AM:[color=blue]I
have seen the
> charts, but I dont know anything about Co2 volumes so therefore
I have
> no desired volume and therefore the charts dont help. I am going on the
> "do I like it" strategy.Jim

How about a desired style of beer?  If you know what style you're going
for then
one of these sites that list the volumes for each style might
give you an idea
of what you want.
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/carbonation.html or
http://sdcollins.home.mindspring.com/ForceCarbonation.html
Good luck,
Wild


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