I notice that there is a sweet spot when force carbing my beer. Usually when the keg is tilted at about 7 o’clock, the gas flows fast into the keg. Anyhow, I have a Kolsch I’m trying to carb. I shook it up for about 10 minutes and it still wasn’t spritzy enough. I then tried to force carb it again and cannot get any gas into it. I would like to have it fully carbed and on tap tonight.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What pressure is the regulator set at and is the beer cold? The easiest but longest way is to “set it and forget it”. Set the pressure at about 12lb and forget it for a couple of weeks. The CO2 will equalize to that.
Faster methods are bounce or shake with high pressure. 30lb and shake or bounce the keg for a little while. I have even swapped the gas in quick disconnect with a liquid out and forced the CO2 down the dip tube and up through the beer, easy with ball locks, not as easy with pin locks. Forcing like that is not an exact science so you risk over carbing.