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Old 10-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Bottle conditioning vs. force carbonation for long term storage

I am planning on bottling and aging part of a batch for for a year+. Would it be better to bottle condition this part of the batch, or would the beer age just away well if I bottled from my force carbed keg?

Does keeping the yeast in the bottle provide any benefit?

I amm inclined to think that either way would fine, but yall may have more insight.

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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Either way is fine!

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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Agree. Either way. Unless you filter, there will be some yeast left in suspension. By bottling from your keg you'll get less sediment, although if you're aging for a year it would be pretty compact by the time you serve.

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Just make sure your bottling process is such that you allow minimal air in... watch out for that long-term oxidation! But you should be fine.

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Cool. Glad to see that I was on the right track.

I will be getting a Beer Gun for my birthday. I can't wait to put it to use. I will be sure to give the bottles a healthy blast of co2 before filling.

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