Manufacturer recommends rehydration at 86-92°F. My wort is at 65F. How long can the yeast sit around cooling down (at least 10 degrees above the wort temp to avoid shock) before it becomes a problem. What does the forum do.
Kegged 1st time. Set CO2 to 30 psi for 24hrs, turned down to 7 psi to serve. First pour into picher, foamy but calmed down had good carbonation and head retention gas left at 7psi. Second pour 1hr later carrbonation much flater low head retention. Has set co2 to 20psi and will check in 24 hours.
Question: how long does it take (and how do you know) for carbonation to take "hold" (I have heard 2 days to 2wks) and once it takes hold how long before it would need carbonation again. this is a 6.5 Abv beer sitting at 35-40 F and shooting for 3 vols.
First time kegging (3 gal keg) and I will have 2 gallons of beer left that needs bottling. I want to put a layer of CO2 in the bottling bucket but not sure how long a blast to give it. I have a QD on the CO2 line.