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Old 01-29-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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I've had a kolsch in primary for 2 weeks at 59 degrees. I want to transfer to a keg and put it in fridge for about a month. Would I need to put an airlock on my keg. I am still getting a few bubbles in my primary now ( haven't taken a gravity reading). I normally use an airlock with secondaries, but don't have any carboys freed up, that is why I am using a keg, just didn't know if airlock was actually needed.



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Old 01-29-2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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in a keg that can take pressure, than no you don't need an airlock. If you were using a glass carboy and put in a rubber stopper it could explode...or shoot off the stopper more probably.



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I wouldn't transfer it until you are sure that fermentation is done.

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A Kolsch should be done after 2 weeks at 59. When I make my 5gal Kolsch batches with wyeast, I am always done after 6-8 days. Keg it and cool it down to 40 and you are good

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You can through it in the keg. Just watch the pressure inside or you may end up with some over carbonation (not likely though)



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