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Old 02-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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So I brewed up a stout a back on January 24th. I let primary for 14 days, racked into a corny, purged and put about 10 pounds on top of it, disconnected from the CO2 and left it at room temp for a little over a week. then into the fridge to crash cool.

The plan was to rack into another corny and carb. The flaw in that plan is I have been insanely busy and have not gotten to it. And now my wife has the house torn apart for painting (meaning I have to help with this ) and I probably wont get to it until Sunday.

So, it has been in the corny for over 2 week, and in the fridge for over 1 week. My question, is do I need to rack it to a new clean corny to get it off of whatever else has settled out, or do you think it will be OK? Can I just pull the first pint or two off to remove the trub once it is carbed?

I have not cut the dip tupe for the corny that it is in, so it still goes all the way to the bottom of the keg.

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Old 02-27-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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Why don't you just drop off the pressure and remove the dip tube, bring it near to the kegs orifice and just bend a bit (a little at a time) instead of cutting?

The small bends will result in about 2-3" clearance from the bottom.

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I don't normally secondary I just leave the beer in the primary 2-3 weeks then right to keg. I would pull a few pints to see how it looks if after 3 its still got sediment then just bend the tube a little.

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