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Store beer uncarbonated in a keg

It will indeed absorb some CO2. But a single blast of CO2 from the tank at 30PSI, then disconnected and left at room temperature is not enough CO2 to generate fully carbonated beer. Leaving it hooked ...
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Lack of head from under carbonation? A force carb question

It could be undercarbed Try the plug and forget method, set at serving psi 12 and let it sit for a week. If in a rush, set to 12psi attached to the out port and tip the keg on its side slightly and ...
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Force carbonating then bottling

There's isn't any formula or table established for a timescale of force carbonating. The unknown variables that vary too much to quantify are liquid density, container shape, liquid volume, cO2 ...
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To ferment or not to ferment for no alcohol

Will the ginger beer taste different if you don't ferment? Yes. but mostly because you will have a sweeter product because the yeast didn't consume the sugar you put into it. You may want to adjust ...
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Can a keg a 1 gallon batch in a 5 gal keg?

Yes it is ok. But I really recommend filling the keg with statsan, then purge with c02, then add the beer into the out port of the keg, releasing the pressure by opening the safety valve. If not ...
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Lack of head from under carbonation? A force carb question

You might just need to let it carbonate at 20 psi for a longer period of time. I had a DIPA that didn't hit optimal carbonation for about a week at 20 psi. With the initial agitation at 30 psi, you ...
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Pet bottles force-carbonation

Yes you can get a ball lock attachment for plastic bottles, then force carbonate as you would a keg. 12-15psi for a few days.
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Carbonation dissipates very quickly after opening bottled beer

The oils in the lime zest would likely kill the head. I am personally not very familiar with counter-pressure filling bottles. Personally I only carbonate naturally in the bottle. It might be ...
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Any way to carbonate a keg without opening it and without a regulator?

I can say likely the "best" option is to just wait for a new regulator to arrive (got a local brew club you can borrow one from?) and carbonate the beer the right way. But, assuming you HAVE ...
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What is the procedure to force carbonate in a Sanke keg?

If you have the sanke valve you can attach the gas to the gas line for top down slow force carb which helps fining. Or to the liquid line for co2 injection for bottom up. Or both lines, but this will ...
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How to carbonate and bottle non-alcoholic soda

I would re-bottle with carbonated water. One trick you can use is based on the fact that the amount of CO2 (or any gas) which can be dissolved in a liquid increases as it is chilled. If you chill soda ...
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Transferring carbed beer between kegs at different temps - will it retain carbonation?

wow 25.83 PSI, that is tight. The real world does not work like that, nor can you measure 100th of a PSI. every beverage beer, larger, ale and bitter and the differences between each home brewed ...
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I'm cold-crashing in a corny keg, in a fridge. I want to take some away in bottles in about 48 hours. Can I carbonate it at the same time?

I would carbonate straight away, not wait 24H. Personally would not go above 2bar ~ 30 psi. I don't use finings in home brew, cold crashing for 48H should be fine in such a small vessel.
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Force carbonation function

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php/Carbonation_Tables Braukaiser has a great page on carbonation, including tables formulated with different units, and the formula itself.
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Blichmann QuickCarb and Bottling

It's either over carbed or the beergun line needs tuned for the pressure. I'm not a fan off applying increased pressure to carbonate quickly. When doing this you throw out all the math tables that ...
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are partially filled bottles ok?

So few things going on here. Over carbonation : It sounds like you over carbonated your porter in the keg. Porters are at the low end of the carbonation spectrum usually about 1.5 - 2.0 volumes. ...
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cider keg carbonation problem

I carbonate all my beers and cider, first get your cider cold, really cold. CO2 will get in solution more quickly when your target is cold. Your 60F temp hindered your process. I set my frig at 36F ...
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To ferment or not to ferment for no alcohol

If you do not want any alcohol - Do not ferment. That's it, no way around it. There's no home-kitchen method of removing all the alcohol. Sure you could boil off a lot of it, but not all of it. ...
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Semi-Sweet, Medium ABV, Sparkling Mead - Is it possible?

Yes, you can. But it might be a bit tricky. First, get a hold of Champagne bottles, with correct stoppers. They can take the pressure. Second, figure out how much alcohol your yeast can take. Than ...
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Semi-Sweet, Medium ABV, Sparkling Mead - Is it possible?

I would go for 1 add sugar the yeast you are using can't metabolize. My local brew store has got lactose they sell for this purpose. In beer making it is usually used in making milk stouts. Be careful ...
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Lack of head from under carbonation? A force carb question

My experience, probably less extensive than many of the respondents here, is that longer shaking and repeated shaking is needed. It's not just an issue of getting the CO2 to dissolve but rather the ...
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Force-carbonation of unfiltered beer?

Jsled covers it pretty much already. But I'd like to add that it's not uncommon to force-carbonate beer in standard PET bottles. A stainless steel "carbonation cap" is screwed onto the bottle. ...
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carbonating using a soda stream

I just tried it and it worked great. Chill to almost 0C (32F) then wait 2 mins after you pump. My soda stream capsule is pretty done though. I tried a few days ago without chilling and the cider went ...
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