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Old 09-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Turns out kegging is not quite as quick as I had thought. I normally keg my previous two batches while brewing the next two. It fills the down time of a brew day quite nicely. In six hours or less I've kegged two and cooked two.

This past weekend I had to keg my last batches but didn't have time to brew another pair. It ended up taking over two hours. One of the kegs I was using was new to me, and so I had to recondition it before I could fill it. But on a brew day that would have not been a problem - I would have still been able to get it done within the brewing timeframe.

I guess if both kegs were clean and just needed to be sanitized and filled, it would have been a lot quicker. But I just hadn't realized how much of a favor I have been doing myself by combining kegging day with brew day. There's a lot of shared overhead between the two operations, such as set up and clean up.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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I for one will never cry about how long it takes to keg some brew. I bottled for a few years,and nothing could be faster than a keg filling up.

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I for one will never cry about how long it takes to keg some brew. I bottled for a few years,and nothing could be faster than a keg filling up.
It does take a good five minutes...time I could spend drinking, dagnabit!

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:53 PM   #4
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ksbrain I can help you with your kegging troubles. Send me your kegs and I will send you 2 cases of empties! No more keg worries

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No doubt it's still quicker than bottling, but I was just surprised it took way more than the "fifteen minutes" I tend to think it does.

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ya gota give equipment the time and love it needs. and who doesnt like to play with thier equipment.

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who doesnt like to play with thier equipment.
Yep sitting here sick I am still thinking about brewing a batch. Got the grain just need the hops. hmmm lets hope wife doesn't look at account for a couple of days.
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