I have a Wee Heavy that has been sitting at 45* at 10 PSI for two weeks. When I poured a sample today to see how it was doing, I was disappointed to find that it was not carbonated at all. To try and diagnose the problem, I did the following:
- I pulled the release valve and found that the keg was still holding pressure.
- I checked the connections at the CO2 tank, regulator and at the keg with soapy water, but didn’t notice any leaks.
- The CO2 tank was not noticeably depleted.
- When I turned up the pressure, I could hear gas going into the keg.
Am I missing something or could it be that the beer just needs more time to carbonate? I was looking for around 2 volumes of CO2 and the chart I referenced said I should set the pressure at 9 or 10 PSI for 45*. Also, I’ve never carbed a beer this low before – I was expecting a less effervescent beer, but as of now there is no discernible carbonation and no head at all.