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Old 02-17-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Keg Conditioning: Development Post-Force-Carbing?

I just pulled the first pint yesterday from my new kegerator, and I'm curious: how much will these kegged beers change over the next few weeks? I force-carbed at 35psi for 48 hours, then dropped down to 10psi for serving. They definitely don't taste green like newly bottled beer does...I've been enjoying it plenty today and it tastes great...but will there be significant development over the next few weeks? Or is this where it's at? [/kegn00b]

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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How long did you have it fermenting before kegging it?

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Old 02-18-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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hobbled goblin was brewed on 1/26 and went into secondary 10 days later. weizenbock was brewed on 12/27 and went into secondary 10 days later.

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It's aged more than my current keg! I have a Pale Ale on tap that's only 3 weeks old...

I've decided to let it rest a bit more before devouring the rest.

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My 2cents say they will def. improve. Force carbing is effective but i've found that a little more time will be well served.

In your words "significant development", that's a tough one...but Ive always found the last glass to be the best.

Freshly forced carbed brew is rumoured to have a carbonic acid bite that will go away after a while. You paid your money...now you have to sit back and enjoy the ride.
YMMV

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I find that around 2 to 3 weeks after kegging, my beers mellow out and start tasting awesome instead of just good....... unfortunately most of the beer is usually gone by then, so i just get mad at myself for not waiting.

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So you think that those two kegs are going to last more than a couple of weeks, eh?

Friggin n00b.

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force carbed definitely ages out in 2-4 wks my last glass of ed's hpa is always the best,(clearest, smoothest etc).

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I am into my 3rd keg and already can tell that they need to age to taste best. I'm going to let them sit 2 weeks before putting them on the gas.

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So you think that those two kegs are going to last more than a couple of weeks, eh?

Friggin n00b.
Apparently you haven't seen my bottle inventory
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