How to carbonate a beer in 15 minutes
Please note: This is a quick and dirty method for force carbonation. Click here for complete instructions for the slow and steady method
When using force carbonation, you can carbonate a beer in 15 minutes, but there is a draw back. When you carbonate a beer this way, the CO2 never really infuses itself into the beer. You will get 1 or 2 days where the carbonation will be pretty good, but somewhere around the 3rd day, your beer will start going flat. So, if you are in a pinch, and need to have your beer ready for the party, follow the directions below. But, we did warn you that if you don’t finish the keg, plan on force carbonating the beer the traditional way to get proper carbonation.
This is very simple to do, it takes very little time, and you end up with a relatively well carbonated beer. Is it going to be perfect? No, but it should be close enough.