New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > First time kegging, help?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-15-2013, 05:38 AM   #21
Oaney
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 82
Liked 14 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

I went to check the thermometer that was in there already (a coil type) and it was reading 26F... 0_o. I threw another glass/alcohol type sitting on the primary bucket lid a few hours ago, its reading 42-44F (much higher than I was expecting). I just moved it to the shelf above the fermenter to see if maybe the fermenter is still a bit warm?

I can only crank the controls in the spare fridge up a bit more until I max it, but it's used for food and other things also so I'd rather not play with it much if I don't need to.

I plan to either swirl cold water in the keg, or stick it in the fridge for a few hours before I rack it over anyways. Will it help to chill the gas too or should that stay warm, does it matter?



__________________
Oaney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2013, 05:11 PM   #22
CRZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 50
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Cold or warm co2 tank doesn't matter. It's just what is easier for you co2 in fridge in or out. If the tank is in the fridge your co2 gauge will show low co2, but it's not the case. Psi gauge will work the same.
My keezer is set to 39F ambient temperature. So the 30 for 36 works great for me. Temperature is the controlling factor on how your beer will carb, and that carb chart is a great way to adjust.



__________________
CRZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #23
oakbarn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
oakbarn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 675
Liked 44 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

Not rocket science. Get it cold and Burb it if you did not filter. Add CO2. If there is not room in the fridge, CO2 from outside, disconnect, close fridge. Repeat every once in a while.

__________________
oakbarn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #24
Oaney
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 82
Liked 14 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Kegging went very smoothly today around 3pm, ended up with about 4 or 4.5 gallons of crystal clear amber ale. Set the regulator to 30psi and stuck both the keg and the tank in the fridge. Tomorrow at 9pm will be 30 hours, I will purge the keg, set the regulator to 12 and repressurize, then draw off 4 ounces to pull any sediment (and sample).


Thanks for all the help everyone! I will probably pull a few glasses on thursday or friday to share around and get opinions right before the party. Maybe I will take a picture then and see if I can figure out how to post it.

__________________
Oaney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2013, 05:12 AM   #25
Oaney
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 82
Liked 14 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Thanks for all the help everyone, you have helped me achieve a beer that is servable in 3 weeks! I went 30 psi for 33 hours, and down to 12 psi serving pressure. It's been 25 hours at 12 psi so I figured I would test carbonation and poured myself a glass tonight. I have updated my original thread with pictures here if you would like to check out the final product. Or follow this link:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/first-brew-1-5-years-holiday-spice-ale-446063/#post5755102

Thanks again!
-Oaney

__________________
Oaney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2013, 01:56 AM   #26
oakbarn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
oakbarn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 675
Liked 44 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oaney View Post
Thanks for all the help everyone, you have helped me achieve a beer that is servable in 3 weeks! I went 30 psi for 33 hours, and down to 12 psi serving pressure. It's been 25 hours at 12 psi so I figured I would test carbonation and poured myself a glass tonight. I have updated my original thread with pictures here if you would like to check out the final product. Or follow this link:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/first-brew-1-5-years-holiday-spice-ale-446063/#post5755102

Thanks again!
-Oaney
Hey, where's the party? I sure all of us could come!


__________________
oakbarn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kegging my first cyser/cider (1st time kegging period) A50SNAKE Cider Forum 1 06-15-2013 08:46 PM
First Time Kegging For First (& Only) Time Wedding SevenSeaScourge Bottling/Kegging 14 02-20-2011 05:02 PM
First time brewing, first time kegging TheCrowsNest Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-31-2010 05:35 PM
First time kegging help mawa Bottling/Kegging 3 07-27-2008 06:02 PM
Kegging First Time WkendBrewer Bottling/Kegging 8 03-02-2007 08:30 PM