Received a Kegerator for Christmas and currently have Sam Winter on tap...but I brewed a robust porter in the middle of December and finally ordered an empty corny keg and am ready to keg my 2nd batch (...first batch left a lot to be desired and was bottled...)
1. This was originally made to be a blackberry or raspberry porter and still may be. I have not added the fruit yet. What is the best way to do this using fresh fruit? The wort has been in the primary since Dec 12 and will probably not use a Secondary, rather just transfer to the corny.
2. What steps need to be taken prior to kegging? Upon receiving the keg, I released the pressure valve to release all pressure (obviously)...Once the keg is sanitized, should I hook up the tank and push some C02 into the keg first? Or just siphon the wort into the keg?
3. Forced carbonation - is this a suggested method? Like I've said, I am a complete newbie. I decided one day I wanted to brew beer and 2 days later I did it. I am really lacking in homebrew knowledge so most of my direction comes from youtube videos or hitting up my coworkers with questions...hehe
4. One more thing, I have a store bought mini-fridge type kegerator. When I ordered my corny from northernbrewer, I order the Keg, and the 2 disconnects. Is that all I need? Is the current tubing I have for the Sam Winter (american sankey) suffice?