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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 10:44:04 AM »
I still don't see why you don't force carbonate the keg, transfer off the lees to another keg, and then buy one of those small CO2 cartridges that attaches to the gas poppet to push the beer.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/soda-keg-co2-charger.html
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 12:28:19 PM »
This thing is so much more awesome, though.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/MINI-DUAL-C02-REGULATOR-P2650C148.aspx

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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2013, 06:00:53 PM »
I still don't see why you don't force carbonate the keg, transfer off the lees to another keg, and then buy one of those small CO2 cartridges that attaches to the gas poppet to push the beer.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/soda-keg-co2-charger.html

Two reasons....I only have one keg, and it's a sanke style keg.
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2013, 06:22:38 PM »
I would use the usual amount of sugar. If it over carbonates it is very easy to bleed it down before pumping.
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2013, 06:46:01 PM »
I still don't see why you don't force carbonate the keg, transfer off the lees to another keg, and then buy one of those small CO2 cartridges that attaches to the gas poppet to push the beer.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/soda-keg-co2-charger.html

Two reasons....I only have one keg, and it's a sanke style keg.

Did you happen to mention this earlier and I just missed it?
I see the part about 1/8 keg, but I didn't assume it was a sanke.
You could still force carb it and avoid the carbonation issues.
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2013, 06:52:28 PM »
I still don't see why you don't force carbonate the keg, transfer off the lees to another keg, and then buy one of those small CO2 cartridges that attaches to the gas poppet to push the beer.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/soda-keg-co2-charger.html

Two reasons....I only have one keg, and it's a sanke style keg.
Did you happen to mention this earlier and I just missed it?
I see the part about 1/8 keg, but I didn't assume it was a sanke.
You could still force carb it and avoid the carbonation issues.

 Nah, I didn't mention it exactly. I don't know how the soda kegs work really (because I don't have one yet), but didn't think a party tap worked on them. I could force carbonate it, but I'm wanting to experiement with this style. I wasn't happy with the results of when I forced carbonated this keg the last time.
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2013, 04:15:17 AM »
I still don't see why you don't force carbonate the keg, transfer off the lees to another keg, and then buy one of those small CO2 cartridges that attaches to the gas poppet to push the beer.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/soda-keg-co2-charger.html

Two reasons....I only have one keg, and it's a sanke style keg.
Did you happen to mention this earlier and I just missed it?
I see the part about 1/8 keg, but I didn't assume it was a sanke.
You could still force carb it and avoid the carbonation issues.

 Nah, I didn't mention it exactly. I don't know how the soda kegs work really (because I don't have one yet), but didn't think a party tap worked on them. I could force carbonate it, but I'm wanting to experiement with this style. I wasn't happy with the results of when I forced carbonated this keg the last time.

It takes practice.  Or science.
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2013, 05:26:50 AM »
Want to borrow my Go-Tap?   ;D

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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2013, 05:34:12 AM »
This thing is so much more awesome, though.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/MINI-DUAL-C02-REGULATOR-P2650C148.aspx

Of course, you pay for that awesomeness.  It's on my "someday" list and I'll never be able to justify the cost.  But I have dreams.

FWIW, I have one and love it.  I don't think I'll ever justify the cost though.   Sometimes I do stupid things.  ;D

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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2013, 05:55:38 AM »
Want to borrow my Go-Tap?   ;D


That's cool!
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2013, 06:03:25 AM »
If the keg is full you won't push much beer before the gas in the headspace is exhausted.  You would get away without an external source of pressure if you only filled the keg halfway.  All the headspace would then most likely provide enough pressure for the event.  I do this at home, keg 3gal in a 5gal keg and drink off it without gas for several days.
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Re: Naturally Carbonating a Keg
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2013, 06:08:08 AM »
Go Tap, thanks for a great idea!

Now I have another project to build. Woo hoo