Hi, Everyone, this is my first time brewing a batch. When I started this a few weeks ago I made sure I got every single thing I could possibly need for this and reachsearched everything on the site and looked trough the forum posts. Every this have gone perfect I brought the oatmeal stout kit from Northern Brewer with there dry yeast option, fermented 2 weeks, 1 week condoning, ABV came out to 4.06. Today though once I got the beer in the key I’m now confused again about what the carbon level should be set on my regulator for my oatmeal stout. This is already a fantastic beer without the gas when I took a taste I really want it to work. Any help is appreciated!
I don’t keg my beer but since no knowledgeable keggers are viewing right now maybe these two links will get you started.
Thank you I do appreciate the links, but I’ve already read those today trying to figure it out. Do you know of a good force carbonating calculator by chance?
What temp is your beer being stored at? How soon do u want to drink it?
Ok update, after doing more research and looking through posts, went to a forced carbonation calculator and came up with (vol of co2= 1.8), (keg temp 40) for putting in fridge, (regulator setting 4.7). Now in answer to your question uncdeo I just put the keg in the fridge 10 minutes ago in which it was exactly 74 degrees. Also if it’s done by Thursday I’m happy, but in no way do I was to sacrifice quality. Please let me know if anything is off, and how long it will take to carbonate.
Me do forced carbonation at 20 psi for 3 days. After i shake the keg for 30 min. To get the co2. In my beer. After 3 days set my gauge to serving pressure. Let the keg stand for 7 days. And ready to drink. What i do have is a separate keg conection only for carbonation. Ones ready hook it on my tap conection and ready to drink
Deleted cus link to CO2 volumes to psi wont post.
Edited to add: just looked again @flars second link. It contains a volumes of CO2 table at the end. Volumes are determined by temp of the beer. Usually I will carb stouts to about 2.2 volumes.
I don’t generally force carbonate but for a stout I would hook it up in line with my other kegs @ 10psi. Then after 5 days or so I would disconnect the gas and just serve on gas pressure and give it a shot as needed. If I had a dedicated regulator I’d probably just set it at around 7 psi. It’s easy enough to fiddle with carbonation in the keg.
My SOP for force carbing is set regulator at 30 psi for 24 hours as it comes down to temperature. Then I drop the regulator to 20 psi for another 3-4 days. Around day 5 I start checking carbonation level. My serving pressure is 8-9 psi for my kegerator. I keep the temp around 38.
Here i set my psi to 10 for serving pressure.