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Old 03-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default OMG, my first keg is in danger, of being drunk up that is :)

Holy Smokes! I kegged my 2nd batch of beer (a hefe-weizen) and now, only 3 days later, it is in danger! Of being drained!

I put it at 28 psi for a day, and shook it up pretty good a few times, and then 10 psi. Now it tastes like something I want to drink! I doubt if it will ever get a chance to grow up

The temp is a cool 40 degrees, so maybe that helps the co2 get absorbed.

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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i polished of my first kegged beer (IPA) in 2 weekends myself. luckily i had another batch ready to refill the keg.

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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The colder temps does help the holding capacity of the beer. You'll be able to get more CO2 absorbed into the beer if it's held nice and cold for a few days to a week at 30 PSI depending on the beer style.

And five gallons is a lot to burn through in a few days, you alcoholics you.

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It's going down fast, but even I can't drink 5 gal in a couple of days

I've got a Belgian Wit, and an Irish Stout that have been fermenting for 3 weeks this weekend. Thinking I will keg the stout, and bottle the white.

So, better to prime the stout, then keg it? Or go for co2 pressure right away?

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Personally I don't even tap a keg til AFTER it's second week on C02. Then again I don't care for green beer even those that burst carb admit that taste improves over time. Heffe, and IPA I like on the young side for flavor reasons. I can be choosey because of my pipeline though.

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My first kegged batch was done in a week...That was a great week...

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