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Old 09-16-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Very excited, i brewed an AHS summit IPA and today it hit target FG. I plan to keg on Saturday . I'm cleaning the lines etc today. I've never kegged before and had a few questions, maybe even instruction. How does kegging vs bottling work in terms of conditioning the beer? For instance, after a couple weeks in the bottle the brew tastes much better than when it was bottled. Will 3-4 days in the keg do the same thing?



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Old 09-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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I let my beer sit at serving psi in the fridge for a week before drinking it. It does seem to taste beer after 2 weeks though.



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Old 09-16-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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gotcha, So what is carbonating psi vs serving psi?

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It is different per style. I use this calculator.

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?12854311#tag

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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I was told 30 carbing 5-10 to serve? I just racked my first batch ever to keg lastnight and set it to 30 because I remember somebody saying that there.

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For me there is no difference between Carbonating and Serving psi. I just set it to serving psi and wait a week.

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So you keep the fridge on during carbonating? I'm thinking a week at 42 degrees at 15 psi, then down to 12 for serving

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a balanced system will use the same psi to carb as it is to serve. You can burst carb faster with the higher pressure, but the beer benefits from waiting anyway. I run 11psi at 40°. Let sit 1.5-2 weeks before I start pulling beer.
PSI depends on temp, volumes you're going for and your line length goes off those two once figured out.

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So you keep the fridge on during carbonating? I'm thinking a week at 42 degrees at 15 psi, then down to 12 for serving
Yep my keg is in the fridge in the kitchen along with the food.
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Think of you keg like a crock pot....set it and forget it...1.5-2 weeks



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