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1st time at keg carbonation

My kegerator is on the way!! My question is when I rack the beer into the keg does it have to be chilled before I add CO2 pressure or can I hook up the CO2 and then let it chill?

It does not need to be chilled. Note that it will “take” more CO2 as it cools. I thought I had a leak somewhere after putting the system into the fridge for the first time, but the 10 psi drop was only due to temp.

if you want to chill it before adding the co2, you can put it outside and cool it down the night before mr. kegerator gets there. unless you live somewhere warm.

Thanks for the info, planning on racking beer into keg at 68 degrees then letting it chill in kegerator what psi should I start out at???

It depends on the serving temperature and how much carbonation you want. http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php

It depends on the serving temperature and how much carbonation you want. http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php[/quote]

And the length/diameter of your line.

Well, hopefully you’re setting that based on the serving pressure.

Well, hopefully you’re setting that based on the serving pressure.[/quote]

True.

Thought I would point out to the OP that there are 3 variables. Volumes of carbonation desired, Temp, and the length/size of line for a perfect pour.

:cheers:

Thanks for all the info!!

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