Hello everyone. I'm a homebrew noob and was hoping u guys can help me out with concern i have.
So i brewed my first Beer couple of weeks ago. Left it in the primary for a week, then another week in the secondary. Last night i primed it and kegged it, but did not purge the oxygen since i was told by a brewer that the yeast will clean out any oxidation while carbing and that the yeast needs oxygen in the headspace to grow and properly carb the beer.. Today i pulled the pin to see if the keg is holding the gas, which it was not. i hooked up a tank and purged the oxygen and pumped co2 to get a good seal on the keg (stopped leaking from the lid at around 5 psi so i didn't go over 5psi). So my question would be: For my next brew if i go with priming a keg again, do i need to leave oxygen in it to properly carb it? or should i just add co2 to seal the lid? or should i purge it and then seal it? Thanks in Advance, Al.