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Offline traftas

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How long to carbonate Amber ale
« on: November 23, 2020, 07:30:49 PM »
I have an amber ale currently in my Spike CF 5 fermenter. I have cold crashed to 37 f and have 10 psi through the carb stone. How long do I need to maintain this to properly carbonate my beer?
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Re: How long to carbonate Amber ale
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 08:08:20 PM »
How many batches have you carbed this way?  I ask because I want to know if you're asking what the carb level should be for that style or any style?  I use 25psi for 48 hours (give or take) so not sure on the 10psi route so hopefully someone else will be in here shortly to answer.  I feel like people who go with 10psi typically say that 1 week is around the kill zone but don't quote me on that. 
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Re: How long to carbonate Amber ale
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 08:31:49 PM »
I know what the carb level should be I am shooting for ~2.3 volumes of CO2 which would be appropriate for this style of beer. I am using the attached chart from Spike as a reference: https://spikebrewing.com/pages/carbonation-chart
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Re: How long to carbonate Amber ale
« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:07:11 PM »
The carb stone will greatly reduce time for CO2 absorption. I would take a sample after 24 hours and determine for yourself if it needs more time.
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Roger