New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > The keg is assembled, now what?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2006, 08:27 AM   #1
Brewsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewsmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 6,259
Liked 22 Times on 21 Posts

Default The keg is assembled, now what?

The keg is cleaned and works, but just sitting about half full with plain water. Should I fill it and add sanitizer and wait until I have a brew to go in it? I also bought some beer line cleaner. When should I run that through? I still have about a week before I even start the batch, so I'm a couple weeks out till it goes in the keg.



__________________
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

Smith & Co. Custom Tap Handles
Brewsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
wild
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Surprise, AZ.
Posts: 1,496
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Sounds like you might be spinning your wheels a bit. Once the keg is clean, just let it dry, close it up, and when you're ready to keg your beer, sanitize it. Sanitizing your keg before you even brew is like sanitizing your brew equipment after brewing. Unless you can hermtically (sp?) seal the equipment up until its needed, its pretty much a waste of time because you'll need to sanitize again.

Run the BLC through between brews.

Wild



__________________
On Tap -
  1. 3 year old Oak Aged Bourbon Porter
  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
  6. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Centennial
Primary - Nada
Secondary -
From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world. -- Saint Arnoldus
wild is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
DeRoux's Broux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeRoux's Broux's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 2,966
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

just drain it and let it dry. then, clean/sanitize prior to racking beer into it.

patience grasshopper :~)

__________________

Cheers!
DeRoux's Broux

DeRoux's Broux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
Dude
Will work for beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Knob Noster, Missouri
Posts: 8,843
Liked 33 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewsmith
The keg is cleaned and works, but just sitting about half full with plain water. Should I fill it and add sanitizer and wait until I have a brew to go in it? I also bought some beer line cleaner. When should I run that through? I still have about a week before I even start the batch, so I'm a couple weeks out till it goes in the keg.
Yeah, dump the cleaner/sanitizer out, let it dry. I'd also make sure it tests out okay by juicing it up with about 30 psi (to seal the lid) and see if it holds pressure. Don't want a leaky keg when the good stuff gets in it.

When it is time to put beer in, sanitize it one more time, then rack, as DeRoux said.
__________________
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Planning:
Gone But Not Forgotten:

www.IronOrrBrewery.com
Dude is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2006, 10:09 PM   #5
Brewsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewsmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 6,259
Liked 22 Times on 21 Posts

Default

There's no sanitizer in it yet, just some water. I'll dump it and let it dry, then sanitize it as if it were another carboy when the beer's ready.

__________________
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

Smith & Co. Custom Tap Handles
Brewsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2006, 10:23 PM   #6
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,650
Liked 130 Times on 124 Posts

Default

I like to store my spare kegs with a half gallon of water and some sanitizer and about 5 psi of pressure. Before I use one, I'll burp it then drain the sanitizer. That way I know it's sealing properly.



__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 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
Places to buy assembled keggles newbrewr4fun Equipment/Sanitation 13 09-14-2009 01:53 AM
Add any additional to dads assembled brews? jeansandjacks General Beer Discussion 9 01-28-2009 09:19 PM
All Grain Newbee needs help! MLT - how are they assembled? fsinger Equipment/Sanitation 5 12-28-2007 07:18 PM
Got AG gear assembled (and fairly cheap)! cweston Equipment/Sanitation 4 03-27-2006 04:27 PM
First Wort ever assembled: Is it contaminated? Oahu Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 08-08-2005 02:41 PM