Carbonating Tips Standard carbonating can take about 4-7 days. Kegs can be force carbonated quicker by turning up the pressure very high and rocking the keg gently. It’s always better to aim at a lower carbonation level and tweak it up to the desired level. It’s is far harder to remove carbonation.
Kegging Beer Tips Add as clean of a beer as possible into the keg. Let the keg sit still in a fridge for a couple days to a week to let the yeast and proteins fall to the bottom. Your first couple pints of beer will be cloudy, but the beer should clean up with age. Try not to shake up a keg. Make sure all your connections are tight and clean. Use keg lube to help with better connections. Once Keg is sealed and carbonated, it is safe from light and oxygen. Spray a soapy (star san) mixture on all connections and look for CO2 Leaks.
Kegging Cleaning It is recommended to break a keg down after every use and clean and sanitize every piece. Soak a keg and keg parts in hot water and PBW/Oxyclean Clean keg taps, lines regularly.
Balancing a Keg System 3/16 in. (4.75 mm) inside diameter (ID): 3.0 PSI/ft. (67.9 kPa/m) 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) ID: 0.8 PSI/ft. (18.1 kPa/m) 5/16 in. (7.94 mm) ID: 0.4 PSI/ft. (9.0 kPa/m) 3/8 in. (9.53 mm) ID: 0.2 PSI/ft. (4.5 kPa/m)
Common Beginner Issues Foamy Beer System needs balanced Cloudy Beer Dirty keg or lines, Keg needs to settle Flat Beer System may have a leak Foul Beer Possible left over cleaner, dirty connections or facuets Sour Beer (non intentional) Dirty keg, bad connections