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Old 04-19-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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does the liquid dispensing stem in a corny keg need to be shortened so it isn't sucking the yeast layer up from the bottom?

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Old 04-19-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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I don't shorten. On a fresh keg I run a half a pint into a glass and dump it out. After that its clear sailing. You can shorten it if you want, but I believe that you lose more beer shortening than just dumping the first bit.

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Old 04-19-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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Some do .....some don't...... I don't. I just do what enderwig said. One would think that even with cutting, the first 1/2 pint would be cloudy just from the rush of beer going into the beer lines.... I dunno.... I wouldn't stress about it.

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Do you cold-crash before you keg? It drops a lot of the yeast out which helps the sediment.

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Old 04-19-2009, 02:57 PM   #5
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I just pull it out near the end and give it a small tug to bend it up...try it a couple of times to see how much it raises. Be sure to not bend it to the point where you can't get it out.

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