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Title: carbing keg warm
Post by: goschman on September 06, 2013, 08:18:01 AM
Inexperienced kegging question. I currently have a keg at 60F since Saturday. Beersmith says to carb it around 22 psi for 2.4 vol of CO2. I will be bring the temp down and thus the pressure next week most likely.

Should I be worried that I will overcarb it? Other than consistently testing it is there a good rule of thumb for approximating time to fully carb?
Title: Re: carbing keg warm
Post by: redbeerman on September 06, 2013, 09:05:28 AM
You'll be fine for a week at 22psi and 60F.  It usually takes a week or so for the keg to fully carb at serving pressure and temperature.  You won't be able to test the carbonation at room temp though as it will seem more carbonated that n it really is.  Chill it down and then check.  You can then leave at serving pressure and it will finish carbonating if it's not where you want it to be anyway.
Title: Re: carbing keg warm
Post by: Joe Sr. on September 06, 2013, 09:51:50 AM
Also, if you over-carb you can just bleed off some pressure and it will re-equalize.  Obviously, do that at serving temps so you can tell the actual carbonation level.
Title: Re: carbing keg warm
Post by: goschman on September 06, 2013, 10:00:48 AM
Thanks guys. I realize its not rocket science just hoping to not have to fuss with it too much