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Probably 7-10 days if your beer is cold to be at a stable carbonation. Probably about 5 days until there is enough fizz to not think you are drinking a hand pumped real ale.doctr-dan said:Just a quick one , I've been force carbonating at 40psi for 48hrs and have found this a little hit and miss but not to bad.
I now have my kegerator setup with a single co2 line into the fridge and then a splitter of to each keg.
Since I only have one regulator I wanted to try carbing at serving pressure so I don't need to adjust the regulator up and down etc etc
I've got it set to about 70kpa / 10psi
At this pressure how long does it take to carbonate? I've read through a fes threads and it seems to range from 4-7 days
Interesting. I'd like to try that myself.tonyod said:The rule of thumb I use is to carbonate for 70 psi-days. Since I pour at 10psi that takes 70/10 = 7 days to properly carbonate. If I'm in a hurry 2 days at 35psi (2 x 35 = 70) will do. Or 3 days at 24 (=72. Close enough). Those times I accelerate the process I disconnect, release pressure, hook up and pour at 10psi - perfect.
Half the beer (9.5 vs 19L) means we need half the gas to carbonate - so try 35 psi-days as the rule of thumb. If you pour at 10psi then it will take 3.5 days to carbonate.sixfignig said:What adjustments should I make when force carbing a 9.5L keg (if any) ?
Just give my method above one go, I'm sure you will be pleased. Cheers.Lord Raja Goomba I said:Never been able to get the rock n roll method right, so I just turn up to serving pressure and wait a week.
Use the seam below the gas tube as your guide, repeatability is fairly consistent. With my method (adaption of the Ross Method) as described, never over carbed, just under.danestead said:Word of warning, this force carb method is very variable by the amount of headspace in your keg. You are better under doing it than over doing it and having over carbed beer.