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Old 09-25-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hey all. I have a question about useing a keg for bulk ageing a mead I'm about to make. I'm assumeing after purging I will have to put some pressure in it to make a good seal on the lid. If so how much should I use? Since this is a still mead will I have to worrie about the CO2 getting absorbed and maybe carbing it? Thanks for your time.

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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Once the lid is seated, you shouldn't absolutely have to leave any pressure in it after purging - if you do the mead will absorb that CO2 and the pressure will drop anyway. Unless you leave it on the gas pressure, it won't carbonate to an appreciable degree.

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I don't think it's worth getting a nitrogen tank+regulator just to bulk age 5 gallons of mead either...

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Ok so sounds like once I purg and get the lid seated I can let the pressure out and and store it away till I'm ready to bottle. Thanks for the reply. Can someone go into a bit more detail about the nitrogen. Does this work better then CO2 for ageing? I realise that it might not be worth it now but maybe down the road I may consider it.

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