« on: June 13, 2014, 12:09:27 PM »
I have not had success doing this. Here is what happens with me: I put 20+ lbs of CO2 pressure in the corny, the beer absorbs it, the head pressure drops, the seal on the lid fails just enough for the CO2 to escape and I come back to flat beer and have to start over again.
I've tried it a couple of times. One either has to keep constant pressure on it or hit it with CO2 multiple times a day.
Use keg lube? My kegs hold for months. In fact ive bought used ones that were last used God knows when, and they have a quart of pepsi and plenty of co2 pressure still in them.
quart of carbed pepsi in a pressurized corny = tons of pressurized head space and nowhere for the CO2 to go, so it stays pressurized. They're talking about the opposite: keg full of uncarbed beer with tiny headspace. You put some 20lbs on that 2-3 inches of headspace, it absorbs quickly and pressure drops as they said.
To erock, if you have some time before you go, you might pick up some extra gas line, some barbed Ts, hose clamps and QDs. You can put in 3 Ts, have 4 lines. It's the cheapo manifold and works great.