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Offline pl36aflk

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1st time at kegging
« on: March 26, 2012, 05:13:47 PM »
I just ordered my 5 gal corny keg system (ball lock) I am kegging hefe weizen, I will be racking into the keg at 68 degrees, do I turn on the co2 and then let it chill??? If so what would be a good starting pressure? I have read alot of articles and there alot of different opinions on this subject I want to do this as simple as possible any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thanks!!

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Re: 1st time at kegging
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 06:09:02 PM »
You can follow this page and the key is to get your system balanced or you will pour glasses of foam. 
http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php

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Re: 1st time at kegging
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 01:28:20 PM »
I buy my cobra taps form MoreBeer already cut to length and put together.

After transferring to my freshly sanitized keg, I crash the temp to 34F. 
I have the CO2 regulator set around 25 or 30 PSI (Meh, close counts ). 

I leave it there a couple days then reduce it to 11 or 12PSI which is my normal settings for nearly all beers.  I did increase it a little on the last Hefe I made as I prefer that style with more CO2.

I server sometime after the third day (to be fully forthright, I might tap some sooner than that) usually after a week of conditioning.

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Re: 1st time at kegging
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 05:17:13 PM »
Thanks I wikk give it a try!!

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Re: 1st time at kegging
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 06:25:06 PM »
I prefer the set and forget it method, it might take a week to carbonate but it sure beats over carbonating your keg and having to purge the pressure off. The hole key is liquid temperature, Co2 pressure and then line length. 

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Re: 1st time at kegging
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 06:35:48 PM »
Very Nice KEK0482!!
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Re: 1st time at kegging
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 08:21:54 PM »
I had an instance where brew crept up the gas line and into my regulator, and it hasn't worked right since.

In hindsight I would get valves that don't allow that to happen.
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