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Old 04-25-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Can you store your homebrew in the corney kegs?, if so for how long? Does it need to be carbonated first? or can I just leave it in the keg. I am about to ramp up production for the summer. I am new to the kegging way......

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Old 04-25-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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Sure.

Just hit it with gas to seal the lid, purge oxygen with CO2 and store away. It's just a big bottle in the end.

You can carbonate or not. I like to get ~some~ carbonation in the beer just so I don't have to force carb or wait 2 weeks when I'm ready to drink it. I hit it with 30 lbs of gas and shake that in about three times prior to storing (purge oxygen first before doing this though).

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Old 04-25-2009, 09:15 PM   #3
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What he said...

I have 2 on tap, 8 in the keezer and 5-6 more waiting in line...plus 6 cases conditioning and 5 more batches to keg/bottle...

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Old 04-25-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Does this sound about right? Can I put it in the keg, purge the oxygen and then store?, will it carbonate naturally in the keg or do I still have to force carbonate later? or do I force carbonate to get the proper carbonation, then pull off the co2 and then store it for a later time.

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brewbrain...what do you mean by three times with thirty lbs of pressure

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if your going that route, you need to seal with 30psi, bleed off the excess preasure and bring up to carbonation preasure depending on whatever temp your at. Then store. Obviously make sure you sanitize first. And yes, your probably going to want to leave it on gas for a few days while its absorbing co2 but once it becomes saturated you can disconect and store for whenever

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brewbrain...what do you mean by three times with thirty lbs of pressure

I purge Oxygen, then hit it with 30 lbs of CO2, roll the keg back and forth so the beer absorbs the CO2, hit it again with 30 lbs of pressure, roll the keg again, do another shot with 30 lbs, roll the keg back and forth again, and then finally hit it with 30 lbs again and store the keg.

I find if I do this I get carbed up pretty quickly when it's time to serve the keg.
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Since I have finally managed to outproduce consumption , I have started naturally carbing by boiling about 3 oz of priming sugar in water, adding that when I rack the keg, and then purge the oxygen of the top and store. I just put the first keg that I have done that to on the tap, and it was perfectly carbed on the first pull. Gotta plan on a few weeks before drinking after racking though, otherwise you will have to force carb.

As far storing beer in the keg, I've even pulled kegs out of the kegerator, left them carbed and stored them half full until I feel like that particular beer again.

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I purge Oxygen, then hit it with 30 lbs of CO2, roll the keg back and forth so the beer absorbs the CO2, hit it again with 30 lbs of pressure, roll the keg again, do another shot with 30 lbs, roll the keg back and forth again, and then finally hit it with 30 lbs again and store the keg.

I find if I do this I get carbed up pretty quickly when it's time to serve the keg.
do you ever find this is overcarbed? Someone once told me to do something along those lines in order to carb quickly but i was always afraid i would overcarbonate...
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do you ever find this is overcarbed? Someone once told me to do something along those lines in order to carb quickly but i was always afraid i would overcarbonate...
I've only done it twice, but so far so good. It comes out about right for me.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:49 AM   #10
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30PSI at room temperature for a few days is sufficient, then just store it somewhere until you need it. If it's over-carbonated it's easy to fix, just release the CO2, shake the keg, release again, shake once more then try it. If it's under-carbonated, just gas it up to 30PSI again and leave for a day or so.

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