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When should I Force carb?
« on: January 08, 2014, 02:11:42 PM »
I have an alt i recently kegged and lowered the temp to around 48*. I plan on lagering it there for at least 3 weeks. Should i force carb now, or wait till it's done lagering? Does it make any difference?
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Re: When should I Force carb?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 04:14:32 PM »
No difference that I've found. I force carbed while I lagered my last Alt. I can't imagine why it would matter.
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Re: When should I Force carb?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 06:34:45 PM »
At minimum, purge the O2 and pressurize every now and then enough to ensure good seal.
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Re: When should I Force carb?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 07:34:31 AM »
My first and only lager was force carbed while lagering.  It appeared to have no noticable effect.  I did it at the recommendation of other members on this forum.