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Old 01-23-2013, 12:40 AM   #11
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Kegging wine is hardly unheard of. One stainless vessel to fill. What a breeze. Nitrogen would be a good way to go with wine but CO2 is good enough I'm sure. Keep the pressure down or off and it won't carb up.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:08 AM   #12
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Yeah that's what I was thinking it would be alot easier. I thought it would be more common.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:45 AM   #13
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Kegging wine is hardly unheard of. One stainless vessel to fill. What a breeze. Nitrogen would be a good way to go with wine but CO2 is good enough I'm sure. Keep the pressure down or off and it won't carb up.
That's kind of cool. Just a question because I've never heard of this (and I don't currently keg anything) - would you just keep the pressure off until you were ready to dispense it, and then turn it off again say, at the end of the night? Would you have to bleed some pressure off also so it didn't carb? I'm just curious because my wife makes wine and once I start kegging beer, it might be cool to try having a wine tap as well. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #14
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I don't make wine so I don't know, but...

I would put a blanket of CO2 over the wine when I first kegged. Hit it 20 psi, bleed, and repeat. This should be good enough to keep it super fresh. Store with zero pressure and serve with low pressure. I think pushing with 12 psi would be too fast for a wine glass. I'd probably start with 6 psi and see how that went. I can't think of anyone specific that kegs wine. Yooper may do it but I might be pulling that out of nowhere.

I think you could maintain wine slightly pressurized with nitrogen. Nitrogen doesn't effect flavor like CO2 does. If your keg can hold it without leaking, you might be able to store it at 6 psi. I work with a guy who proved this to me. He had a keg of Miller light and put it on nitrogen. It tasted like water.

This is all educated bs. I have no idea if this will work. It's just how I would try it.

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:21 AM   #15
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How much does keg equipment cost. Not to the penny. But ball park. The actual keg the gas and all of that?

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:22 AM   #16
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I'm just thinking having some edworts apfelwein in a keg would be cool. And some people carbonate that anyways so I don't think it would hurt it all that much?

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #17
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How much does keg equipment cost. Not to the penny. But ball park. The actual keg the gas and all of that?
Personally, I've spent around $1200 on my kegging set up. But it is all stainless, a keezer w/ collar, quite a few kegs, etc, etc, etc. You could probably get a system for $300 on craigslist with the basics.

Bottling is really not that hard or time consuming. Especially with ~30 bottles. Once you get an assembly line set up, it's not that bad.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #18
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Just what I was looking for. Thanks a lot. But yeah I'm just trying to learn a little about everything.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #19
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Just what I was looking for. Thanks a lot. But yeah I'm just trying to learn a little about everything.
If you consider a vacuum pump, look at the All In One setup. Has a fabulous vacuum bottling adapter & I love bottling with mine. Not to mention the great benefit of racking without ever having to lift a heavy carboy and vacuum degassing is easy-peasy!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #20
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What is the purpose of the vacuum pump Sara? For degassing? like a mityvac? Also about the kegging. All you need is the keg and the gas right? How much does it cost to fill the cylinder of gas?

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