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Old 07-18-2014, 01:04 AM   #1
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I'm generally running 12 gallon batches in the fermenter and at the end of the day I get two 5 gallon kegs filled with usable beer. At first I was pulling beer into one keg and then into the other and wow there was huge variability between the two coming out of the fermenter.

Since then I am filling both kegs at the same time so they are closer. However even within a single keg to me there is a ton of variability in the taste. The pints go from really melon like hoppyness to more bitter with less hop depth. Even if I fill bombers from the keg each one is quite different.

What's going on here? Do you guys shake your keg every time you take a pint? How can I get more consistency in my bombers coming out of the keg?

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Old 07-19-2014, 02:53 AM   #2
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The beer in a keg should be essentially uniform. You could be accidentally oxidizing beer while filling bombers and that could certainly lead to big flavor shifts.

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