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Old 06-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #11
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The beer should be conditioned, but you could force carb and serve. Read this thread on the subject. I completely agree with the OP that the flavor is not quite right until the beer has conditioned a few weeks. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/keg-...strated-73328/

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:10 PM   #12
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It was in my primary for 3 weeks and has been in my secondary for 3 weeks. Is that not good enough or does it actually have to b kegged for that long?

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #13
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Also, why is it that I can get my co2 tank filled anywhere and it doesnt matter. But, when I needed co2 cartridges for my coors keg everyone said to make sure they were food grade?

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #14
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I start knocking back my beer when it has been on the keg for a week. However, it doesn't taste quite right until it hits the 3-4 week mark. Carbonation is fine, just flavor seems to be a little off... as the OP in the other thread puts it, "It gets better than 'good enough' after a few weeks." Nice thing about kegging is that you can more easily take small tastes along the way without wasting a bottle at a time. EDIT: I don't know the answer to your other question... I've never heard of that before.

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:57 PM   #15
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Ok thanks a bunch!

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Once I put my beer in the keg do I have to let it condition or is it ready to be carbed and served?
I've noticed that my beer needs some time due to the co2 adding a bite to it that usually resolves by the time it is fully carbonated (1-2 weeks).
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #17
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So rack into the keg.
Keg into fridge.
Put about 12 lbs on it and let it sit for 2 weeks?

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Also, why is it that I can get my co2 tank filled anywhere and it doesnt matter. But, when I needed co2 cartridges for my coors keg everyone said to make sure they were food grade?
Because the non food grade ones, usually used to inflate bike tires, contain oil.
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Because the non food grade ones, usually used to inflate bike tires, contain oil.



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So rack into the keg.
Keg into fridge.
Put about 12 lbs on it and let it sit for 2 weeks?
It works for me .... If you look under the Force carbonation sticky, it shows how long to carbonate with the set and forget as well.
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