How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

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How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby Paulj » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 5:44 pm

Hi all,

So I have recently got a keggerator system and got my first brew in there, I have just put it together and poured my first beer (yum yum) (I brew at ubrewit and they carbonated the kegs for me)

What I am confused about it how to set the CO2 pressure for pouring and leaving?
I have turned the CO2 valve on and the pressure went up, but after a couple of pours the pressure is staying at a constant 17ish psi for the last 15/20 mins since it has been connected.

I have tried turning off the pressure and then turning back on but the gauge stays put, what am I doing wrong?
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby rotten » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 6:39 pm

Your pressure should stay relatively constant. I set mine to 80 odd psi. Anywhere between 80-100 would be fine, personal preference though really. When the keg gets low I tend to not up pressure as it just creates more foaming, just be patient with the pour
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby rotten » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 6:42 pm

Also the guage won't change unless you release (purge air valve) or increase pressure. I also sometimes turn the gas off or just the current reg in use when keg starts getting low. Dual regs are awesome 8-)
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby Paulj » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 6:48 pm

rotten wrote:Your pressure should stay relatively constant. I set mine to 80 odd psi. Anywhere between 80-100 would be fine, personal preference though really. When the keg gets low I tend to not up pressure as it just creates more foaming, just be patient with the pour


You set the psi to 80psi to pour? I thought it should be between 11 and 17psi?

Ps yeah I purged the regulator (i feel like an idiot now) and it went down and I have set it at about 15psi for pouring?
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby rotten » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 8:21 pm

Hang on, KPA is what I meant :shock:
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby rotten » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 8:25 pm

80 psi = 11.6 psi. 100 psi = 14.5 psi.

My bad, been a long day
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby barls » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 9:06 pm

dont you mean 80kpa=11.6psi
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby rotten » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm

Like I said, Looooong day :lol:

I hope my muddled advice helped though...
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby Paulj » Thursday Jun 13, 2013 11:53 pm

Yea thanks
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby Oliver » Friday Jun 14, 2013 6:33 pm

Paulj,

That must be some sort of record ... joined in May 2005 and all three of your posts to date are in this thread!

Good to see you posting :-)

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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby Paulj » Friday Jun 14, 2013 7:11 pm

I know I have just been stalking everyone lol

No I joined originally as I started brewing with a coopers kit, and pretty much stopped for a few years

Now I have a keggerator and have done about 6 brews at ubrewit
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Re: How do you 'set' CO2 pressure?

Postby Oliver » Monday Jun 17, 2013 10:15 pm

Well, good to have you back.

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