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Old 02-12-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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I racked a hazelnut brown into my first keg today and was amazed how much quicker and easier it is than bottling!! I have it force carbing right now I put 30 psi in there and shook it around for about a min. Im going to bleed the pressure off and test it in a few hours to see how it is.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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If you think filling a keg is easier than bottles, wait till you start emptying a keg.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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If you think filling a keg is easier than bottles, wait till you start emptying a keg.
Bingo. Filling kegs is very easy. Keeping them filled, not so much...
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I racked a hazelbut brown into my first keg today
So immature, but funny
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kegging rules! i'll trade one big bottle for 50 any day. i've noticed that my beer goes MUCH quicker in the keg though!

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You can certainly carb it faster but letting it age will make it much better. I am finding this out with my kegs after 2-3 weeks on the gas. So take it easy if you want it to taste best.

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Just remember carbing at 30 psi won't make up for immature beer.

It can also give inconsistent results at first. I find it much easier to set it at serving psi, and forget it for 2 weeks. That gives me 2 more weeks of aging, plus simple-stupid carbing.

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If you think filling a keg is easier than bottles, wait till you start emptying a keg.
+1 on that..went through 5 gallons in less than 5 days..
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If you think filling a keg is easier than bottles, wait till you start emptying a keg.
+1 on that one!!

Words can't even begin to describe how easy it is to empty a 5 gallon keg.
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If you think filling a keg is easier than bottles, wait till you start emptying a keg.
+1,000 on that!

You should put this quote on some sort of a sticky or something. Words can't even begin to describe how easy it is to empty a 5 gallon keg.
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