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Dick the Brewzzer
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Username: Brewzzer

Post Number: 116
Registered: 01-2007
Posted From: 67.172.93.23
Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 12:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to carbonate a keg using the rocking method. How do I keep the beer from backing up into the tubing?
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1250
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Brewzzer,
As long as the in coming pressure is greater than the level of carbonation of the beer, no problem. I set the pressure at 32 PSI and place the CO2 tank higher than the keg....rock the keg for 3 to 5 minutes. Some people like to cool the keg first, I've never bothered doing that. You may have to adjust the carbonation when it's time to drink it, but that's easy enough.
 

Joe Rovito
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Username: Joez8

Post Number: 212
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 24.16.0.14
Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 07:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It works way better if the keg is as cold as possible. A check valve in C02 line helps but does not completely eradicate (I can't spell eliminate) backflow.
 

Mike Mayer
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Username: Mmayer

Post Number: 830
Registered: 12-2002
Posted From: 67.39.201.121
Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The real solution here is to just brew more often such that you can let your kegs sit at the final temp/pressure that you want for a week or two. You can never have too much beer on hand......at least that is what I have heard around this forum.
 

Dick the Brewzzer
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Username: Brewzzer

Post Number: 118
Registered: 01-2007
Posted From: 67.172.93.23
Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 02:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, Connie. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks.

Sorry Mike. I ran a little low because I've been working 60 hours a week. But you are right. There is no excuse.