Originally Posted by -TH-
Wow, what a difference. Even my beer that's 8+ weeks in bottles don't taste as good as 1 week in the keg. Maybe I had an issue with my bottling process who knows. I guess its just one more reason on top of many others that I'm sold on kegging. I absolutely love it - and I was a pretty die hard bottler.
Bottling equipment to be up for sale soon.
I have kegged one batch so far but I do plan to have the same batch kegged and bottled in the future for comparison.
However, from what I have heard, the bottle beer usually tastes a little better in general, but especially in beers where the yeast is a component of the flavor.
I like my current kegged beer (Oktoberfest) but it does have a mild gas (soda-like) taste to it, and I suspect the bottled version would have been better.
Perhaps I over-carbonated it? I don't know. I just set it at 12 psi and let it rest for 3 weeks before dialing back to serving pressure (8psi). According to what I read here, it should not be overcarbonated, but it's been 2 months now in the keg and still has that very mild gas taste to it. Thoughts?