What does the beer look like? Have you tasted it?
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Ron lost 5 gallons of RIS force carbing at 30psi I believe with a picnic tap attached. There is a max pressure for the tap, 15 psi comes to mind, although it's not in stone and I have had mine up to 30 psi before with no problems.
I wasn't aware that there was a pressure rating for the taps. I've done hundreds of kegs at 30-35 psi, so I must have been lucky.
May be a dumb question, but are you properly taking batch size into account? 48 sounds pretty close to half the ibus (then with a Rager gravity adjustment). Did you plug 5 gallons worth of hops into a 10 gallon recipe?
Eureka. that's it.It would be cool if they manufactured a small device that would use air gun co2 cartridges that one could use for small items like bottles... of course it's for us poor fools who don't have the ability to keg or have a beer gun.
Here you go:
Now the real question is do I need one... I don't secondary. Is it necessary to purge the dead space on your bottling bucket?
A recent thread on the probrewers forum points out that using nitrogen to purge vessels is much cheaper than CO2.
But who has a tank of nitrogen?