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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014, 12:11:41 PM »
I really want this beer soon. I think I will try the shake method this time around and plan better next time to let it sit.

Thanks for all them input!

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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 01:24:27 PM »
It's pretty easy to overcarb by shaking, also.  But you'll figure out what works for you with experience.
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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 02:22:21 PM »
I really want this beer soon. I think I will try the shake method this time around and plan better next time to let it sit.

Thanks for all them input!

So if you really are in a hurry I would suggest this: attach the gas at serving pressure and allow gas to flow in until you don't hear anymore, disconnect gas and shake for 3-5 minutes or roll it on the floor, connect gas and repeat process at least 5 times. This is all done at serving pressure so there is no fear of over carbonating. Do not shake with the gas on as you can pull beer into your regulator and that would be a bummer.

Place keg in kegerator and leave for a few days on gas and to settle and after 3-4 days it should be ready or pretty close.
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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 02:29:15 PM »
How do you pull beer into the regulator when the gas is on?  If you're shaking, and the beer absorbs gas, more gas flows in...

I just don't see beer flowing out.

I shake with the gas hooked up regularly.  I have clear gas lines and have never seen beer come back up.
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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 02:41:25 PM »
How do you pull beer into the regulator when the gas is on?  If you're shaking, and the beer absorbs gas, more gas flows in...

I just don't see beer flowing out.

I shake with the gas hooked up regularly.  I have clear gas lines and have never seen beer come back up.

I personally don't have any experience with the beer coming back but know a few that have, maybe it's not exactly how I remeber it but I thought I would throw it out there as a possibility;)
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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2014, 03:14:21 PM »
Only times I have seen backflow is where the keg is at a higher pressure than the regulator AND has been moved recently.

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Re: Keg pressure problems
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 06:20:13 AM »
How do you pull beer into the regulator when the gas is on?  If you're shaking, and the beer absorbs gas, more gas flows in...

I just don't see beer flowing out.

I shake with the gas hooked up regularly.  I have clear gas lines and have never seen beer come back up.
Me too!  There are two things you DON'T want to do while shaking 1) Turn the pressure DOWN 2) Close the valve on the regulator barb.  Both of these will make beer come up the line.
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