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volcano

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I've got a brew thats been sitting in the CC for about a week and I wanted to keg it tonight.
By the book, I'm meant to gas it at a higher pressure for 2 days and then take it back to drinking pressure.

Is there any way I can speed up this process? What about this rocking method I've heard about? I'd like to have a sample of her as soon as possible!
 

Batz

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Gas it up too 300KPA disconect the gas line
Rock or rather shake it like shit ,
Again attach the gas and gas it , you'll here the gas entering the keg again
Repeat this 3-4 times , then burp the keg
It's now ready to pour a normal dispencing pressure
 

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Thanks for that Batz.
After I burp the keg, how long should I leave it before I pour that first glass? Straight away okay or let it settle for a while? I am assuming when I burp it I burp it down to normal drinking pressure?
 

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gday volcano
as an alternative check out docs posting in the gear and equipment section.topic was carbonation caps and i reckon its a great way to check ya beer in secondary or cc so you know how its going.
bit off topic but thought i would throw it in as it seems your hanging out for that first draught beer and this seems like a great way to see how ya travelling.

cheers
big d B)
 

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Rapid Kegging

Rack beer into keg - burp keg.
Use presure of 250-200kpa
Place keg on its side and rock keg backwards and forwards for 5 mins.
Will hear tha CO2 going thru the reg and being absorbed into the beer.

After 5 mins - stand keg upright - disconect gas and let stand in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour - 1-3 hours is better.

When wanting to serve - release keg presure - hook up keg with pouring presure and pour.

the standing time is to let the beer settle from being frothed up with the rocking.

Happy rocking and drinking.
 

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I'll be getting some Kegs soon, whats this burping the keg????

Rook
 

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The carbonating cap looks like the go. Unfortunately I don't have one and won't make it to my HBS before it closes, so I'll have to rock, rock, rock my way into my beer.

I am really hoping that this beer tastes better. It was in the fermenter for 9 days (finished fermenting after 7) and it's been in the clearing cube for just under a week. I've also put in some saaz (dry hopped) for a better aroma when it went into the CC.
 

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burping the keg is clearing the O2 out of the headspace. (I think?)
3 short burts usually does it..
 

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volcano is right.

Burping the keg.

Conect gas line at gassing presure - leave for a minute - thre short bursts on the presure releif valve.

Note:
I have made up and used to sell an out of fridge gassing/rocking/burping gear.
I also burp/rock and gas my beer thru the inlet - outside the fridge.
Use a 2m gas line to a liquid disconect thru a "t"piece and a ball gate valve.
 

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All this burping is giving a guts ache :(
 

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