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Old 01-30-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Barleywine kegged 5 yrs ago!!

I brewed a nice Barleywine about 5 years ago and put it in a Cornie keg and primed it with corn sugar as I usually would for bottling. I sealed it up using the small Co2 cartridge. Well, It has been in the back of a closet for all this time.

I finally got all my kegging equipment, as I was tired of bottling. I pulled up on the pressure release valve to see if I was wasting my time, or if it was still sealed. Well..........................It has tons of pressure, and it smelled great.

It definitely has too much pressure to serve like that. Should I bleed some pressure off and put it in the fridge and hook it up to 6-7 psi and see what it is like? What is the best method to make sure I don;t ruin this if it is good?

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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Let it chill first, then put it on serving pressure, purge the excess and pour a taste. It might be perfect carb once chilled. I hope it turns out to be worth the wait. Cheers!

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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Might be over carbed, IIRC kegs take less priming than bottles. Only way to find out is to tap it & see.

P.S. Please send sample.

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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I'm intrigued, let us know how it tastes.

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did you test it yet?

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:54 PM   #6
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John You should just drive it up there to Georgia so I can empty that keg for you!!!!! I am sure it is quit bad and I would hate to for a fellow brewer to suffer through that all of the brew alone!!!

Five years dude that is awesome!!!! I have a hard time just keeping a keg full around my house.

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The 5 years was due to making many many other batches of beer and not having a Co2 setup. Well, I will be putting this in the fridge tonight and hopefully tapping it on Tuesday when I have the day off to fully enjoy the beer. I will post an update once I try it! If it is over carbed, what can I do to degas it somewhat?

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Bleed off all pressure in the keg, wait 2 days. Then try a pull. The gas comes out of solution but slowly.

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shake it up and bleed
repeat until desired pressure

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Can't wait to hear about it. I turn 45 this summer, and am planning to brew a barleywine and make a mead for my 50th birthday party.

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