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Little Dipper
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Username: Littledipper

Post Number: 34
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 206.114.61.195
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 04:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello, I'm new to kegging and getting ready for two batches to finish in the fermenters to put them into my first two kegs. I've read just about everything I could find on kegging, but have one question (for now). When force carbonating, is it best to apply the CO2 into the 'out' tube so it goes directly to the bottom of the beer? I've read some recommendations of that, but haven't really gotten a good consensus. Thank you.
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 1173
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 65.218.192.240
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 05:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I really don't think it makes much difference. I've force carbed using the shake method, but usually just pressurize it and chill it for a week. Either way I really don't think it makes a difference whether your carbing in the "in" tube or "out" tube. I use the "in" tube because I don't need a special fitting.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5312
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've tried both and it just didn't make any difference.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 380
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 12.27.22.67
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 06:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Get more kegs and brew enough beer so that you don't have to worry about carbing fast.
 

Tom
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Username: Benchbrew

Post Number: 104
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 71.103.183.236
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 07:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I tried hooking the co2 to the gas out line and didnít really notice any difference at all other then the quick connect might get stuck. I force carb following Kenís checklist with perfect results every time. Maybe we can get him to post that again or try a search, Trust me, its worth effort.
 

Little Dipper
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Username: Littledipper

Post Number: 35
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 206.114.61.195
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 01:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Tom. Actually Ken sent me the link to his website already via email. I plan on giving it a try this weekend.

And Paul - that's the plan. Gotta start somewhere, though.

Dave
 

Mike Mayer
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Username: Mmayer

Post Number: 585
Registered: 12-2002
Posted From: 66.94.94.249
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm with Paul on this one. More kegs, brew more often, and stay far enough ahead that you can just apply the appropriate pressure and let it be for a week or two.
 

Ken Anderson
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Username: Ken75

Post Number: 1303
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 69.168.141.10
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 07:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I told Dipper the board was probably getting tired of me pimping the force carb method, hence the email.

Pimp. I like that.

Ken