- The first beer that I'm kegging is a sweet oatmeal stout. At about 2.2 volumes, and 45 degrees, TastyBrew lists a recommended pressure of 11.4 PSI. So do I just set this pressure and be done with it? Should I cold crash the beer first, after it's done fermenting? About how long will it take to carbonate? How does my line length and elevation affect this? Thanks for all your help.
If you set the pressure and just let it sit, it will carb up in about 3 days.
No need to cold crash, but it will not hurt anything. It will carb up sooner due to the length of time to bring the room temp beer down to 45F.
Line length and elevation should have no effect on carbing the beer. It will have an effect on dispensing. 5 feet of line seems like a lot, but I'm not an expert. I have 2 feet I think. But if it pours well, who cares?