Do you need your keg carbonated FAST?!?
This “Rock & Roll” fast forced carbonation technique will get you out of trouble…
ROCK & ROLL KEG CARBONATION
Chill the beer in your keg down to between 2°c and -2°c. For beers under 4.0% ABV only go as low as -1°c. Any lower and you risk freezing the beer. Having the beer cold is an essential step as it better helps the Co2 absorb into liquid.
Once beer is chilled, lay the keg on its side with the “Gas In” pin or ball lock post closest to the ground or surface you have the keg on.
Set gas on the regulator at 35PSI. Connect the gas disconnect to the ‘Gas In’ post.
Set a digital timer for 1.5 minutes and press start.
Roll the keg back and forth on its side for the set time.
Remove gas discconnect from ‘Gas In’ post after the 1.5 minutes. Continue to rock the keg for a further 30 seconds.
Stand the keg up right and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
Test carbonation levels. To do this, first remove all pressure from the keg. Set the regulator to serving pressure (8–10 psi) and connect gas diconnect back onto ‘Gas In’ post. Connect your serving tap to the ‘Beer Out’ post on your keg. Poor a sample to evaluate carbonation levels.
If carbonation level is not satisfactory, repeat above process. However, reduce the keg rocking time to 40 seconds but maintain the 30 second rocking time once gas is removed. It is also important to again allow the 2–3 minute resting time before re-evaluating carbonation levels.
1. Only carbonate when beer is cold.
2. Always set pressure on the regulator when the disconnect is not connected to the keg. This should always be the rule whenever setting or changing pressure on your regulator.