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Old 10-11-2011, 05:11 PM   #431
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Thanks....we'll see what happens with the re-build. Getting out of work early today, so brewing a red rye IPA this afternoon.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #432
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I have a totally noob question. I know there are many variables that would come into play here. I don't know if due to those variables someone can even answer this question. If not please just use you person experience here.

Using the set it and forget it method, about how many 5 gallon Kegs do you get out of one 5 lb Co2 tank?

I just hooked up my first keg to the Co2 and according to my gage it seems to have taken a lot of the capacity of the 5 lb tank. I don't think I have any leaks but I will have to check more carefully tonight. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:22 AM   #433
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5lb of gas will do a lot of beer. A lot. Check for leaks.

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:49 AM   #434
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This is the most frequently asked noob kegger question. You'll noticing the pressure change from putting the tank in the fridge.

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Old 11-10-2011, 05:15 AM   #435
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Thanks Bobby_M defiant change after it was in the fridge for a bit. No more worrying just have to wait for it to carb now!!!

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Old 11-18-2011, 03:01 AM   #436
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I used this method for the first time the other day and have to say it worked like a charm. Before that I used the sit and wait method. Saved me a good week and half from grain to glass. Thanks Bobby!

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #437
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RandalG,
Not sure exactly which method you are referring to.
Remember the "set & forget technique" also allows a decent period for age conditioning, which is an important component of the brewing methods of all good commercial brewers.
However, I like you often can't wait ..............

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:39 AM   #438
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I agree that conditioning is important. I'm at the point now where I have several kegs in the pipeline waiting for room in the kegerator so they have gone through some aging already. I just meant it's nice to be able force carb them in 2 days once they go in there instead of waiting an additional 2 weeks for them to carb up.

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Old 12-14-2011, 05:18 AM   #439
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Can anybody in hear speak to the difference/similarity of these techniques for kegging a hard cider? I have one that is ready to be either bottled or kegged...with the issue of a bottle bomb, kegging seems to be the better option...however I have no experience with cider since it is my first go-round with it...anyone have any suggesions/tips/help?

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:26 AM   #440
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I moved my Belgian Dubbel to the secondary two weeks ago at 1.004 gravity. I don't think its going to clear up anymore. If I use this method to carbonate, do I still need to prime with sugar? This will be my first keg attempt.

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