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Old 03-17-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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First time poster, long time reader.....Thanks in advance for your advice and responses.

I've got some home brew that I am gonna keg for the first time and since I have until 05/02/09 (KY Derby) I want to naturally carbonate my brew in the "Corny". I think i'm gonna use the suggestion of half of my priming sugar
(2.5 oz) and sit and wait. My question is should I go ahead and purge the O2 out before I store it or should I do nothing after filling the brew.

Again..... thanks in advance and I look forward to more discussions.

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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You will want to hit it with 30 psi to seal the lid, then purge it a couple of times to get rid of the O2 on top.

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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It can never hurt to purge out the O2, as that can create off flavors, I have a small hose that is just open w/ a point that I use to purge air off anything I want/need. I use it to purge the top of my keg before I seal it up.

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #4
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So the 2.5 oz of the priming sugar should be ok?

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Do you already have a Co2 Tank? i'm guessing not since you're carbing Natural. But it you do by all means purge away. If not are you asking if you should purge once it builds enough pressure to purge?

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Do you already have a Co2 Tank? i'm guessing not since you're carbing Natural. But it you do by all means purge away. If not are you asking if you should purge once it builds enough pressure to purge?

Yea i have a CO2 tank, i just wanted to let it sit and see what happens since I have alot time. I plan on experimenting with the forced-carb methods in the future. I had read some posts on this method and atleast wanted to try it since time is not an issue.
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If not are you asking if you should purge once it builds enough pressure to purge?[/QUOTE]

I was curious after I fill the brew into the corny...should I purge. Figured I would be just was making sure though. Thanks!!!!

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yeah go ahead and purge since you have the co2 available. best to get that oxygen out of there.

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The good thing about having CO2 is you can force carb a few days before the race if your natural carb isn't enough.

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