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Old 08-25-2009, 02:26 AM   #1
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This is my first stout and it's been in primary for 3 weeks so i'm deciding on whether I should bottle it or keg it.

I'm assuming it'll probably need more conditioning than i'm used to since i've been making mostly pale ale/ipa type beers which is why i think i should probably bottle it.

Also i'm not sure how often i will drink my stout beer either (well if it's delicious then probably a lot)

So what do you guys do and/or think about it?

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Old 08-25-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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I would keg it, of course kegging is easier but you have all other options going for you. First, if you have a nitro tap, hook that sh!t up!!! Second stouts usually take less time to condition because of their bold flavor (unless they are a big beer). But honestly I would just keg it and slowly drink it, if it was me I would drink it fast... but slow works to....

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Old 08-25-2009, 05:06 AM   #3
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Hidden Answer #3: Secondary it. Let it sit awhile, when it comes to stouts, you'll be glad you did. Then, just keg it.

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Old 08-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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How many taps do you have? I've only got 2, and I'd put the stout in bottles. I can't have something taking up a tap if I only drink a bottle a week of it.

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Old 08-25-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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I've only got one tap and I should've mentioned that earlier... i'm planning on doing a centennial blond very soon so i could just secondary the stout in a keg and drink up the centennial blonde in about a month.

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