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Offline cwbrew

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carb prob with soda in keg
« on: March 26, 2013, 03:22:10 PM »
did a 5 gal rootbeer extract kit by simply adding sugar, water, and extract. put it in keg 5 days ago at 50psi and still taste flat. only dropped psi to 30 to serve. i know this is prob high but i was just checkin carb level. i have no leaks and its the only keg running in the keezer right now. does anyone have any clue what i could be doin wrong? i need to fix asap kids are on me every hour about it... by thee way i have never had a prob with beer carbing up in this setup.

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Re: carb prob with soda in keg
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 04:44:24 PM »
Shake the hell out of the keg at 50psi at 5 second intervals until it's right. Ought to do the trick.
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Re: carb prob with soda in keg
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 10:04:41 PM »
What is the temperature?  It should be totally carbed by now, has the 50 psi been on it the whole time?
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Re: carb prob with soda in keg
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 04:22:11 PM »
What Euge said... when its on its side, you should hear the CO2 bubbling into it. I left mine at 36 psi for a week or so and it was seriously foamy. I was only using 5 ft of beer line. The CO2 quickly left when the foam settled... just no enough line... ran a formula that said I should be using 20 ft... not going to happen.
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Re: carb prob with soda in keg
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 10:08:46 AM »
ill try too shake it some more at 50 psi hopefully it will work. the temp is at 37 deg. thanks for the feedback