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Old 04-28-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default fresh keg, no space in fridge - okay to seal and let sit?

I just finished kegging my third kegged brew (5th brew, but third in a keg) . I have a sanyo kegerator with 2 kegs in it already. One of the kegs in the fridge is down to about 1 gal probably, that should be done in a week or so? So, I have no space for this fresh keg. I just put some co2 in it to seal it and set it next to the kegerator - is that cool? Can I just let it sit for a couple weeks before I put it in the kegerator. Thanks.

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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Perfect, yah... purge the O2 out, pressurize it to seal her up... will be fine!

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:09 AM   #3
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Sweet. Thanks for the response. I guess I could have a few kegs just sitting around waiting to go in the kegerator. Does the ambient temp matter? Do you think they could sit around for a long time?

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Sweet. Thanks for the response. I guess I could have a few kegs just sitting around waiting to go in the kegerator. Does the ambient temp matter? Do you think they could sit around for a long time?
I'd try to store them somewhere that the temperature is stable. Stability is more important then the actual temperature (within reason!). Most beers will improve with aging, exceptions would be hefeweizens or English Bitters.

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I brew in 12 gal batches so I always have kegs sitting around. Like said, purge the O2 and seal it up. But the colder you can have it sitting the slower it will age.
I keep mine at 55-60*.

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I have 2 kegs on tap, 8 in the keezer and another 10 sitting beside it...yeah, it'll be OK.

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If I say "yes, you can store your beer at moderate temperatures in kegs"...you're just going to want to run out and buy more kegs.




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Lol, you guys are great - maybe a bad influence - but great still. Thanks for the help.

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If it's going to be sitting a room temperature, why not toss priming sugar in, so it will be ready to go? Use about 2/3rds as much as you would for bottling and put some CO2 on it to be certain the lid is sealed.

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I have two co2 bottles. One for the fridge and one for prepping kegs. Purge the o2, hook the co2 up at 30 psi and let it sit for a day or two. Disconnect and store. I have kegs that I brewed in January sitting waiting for the appropriate time to drink. These are beers that benefit from aging at stable temps......

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