Barleywine not carbonating

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  1. bilhelm96

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    I made my bourbon barrel barleywine and have been force carbonating it for 20 days and it is not carbonating. I checked for leaks but there aren't any and the flow out of the faucet is normal. The oak chips are still in the keg in a bag and I put in a couple of ounces of bourbon when I kegged. Any ideas? Could it be the oak or the bourbon?

    I use the "set it and forget it" force carbonating method at 13 psi and 40 degrees.

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    just to clarify , its now in a 5 gallon keg slow carbing or in a barrel ?
     
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    In a 5 gallon keg. It never was in a barrel. I put the bourbon soaked oak chips and the couple of ounces of bourbon into the keg when I racked the beer into the keg from the carboy.
     
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    never tried to carbing with something inside so couldn't tell ya, try the fource carbing by rolling it gently on its side on 30 psi for 15 minutes
     

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