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Old 03-26-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hi Moved my brew into a party keg 3 weeks and a day ago...using 1/3 the amt of priming sugar as instructed...

I had the keg in fridge overnight.......Tasted and carbonation seems low.....

If I take the keg back out the fridge and let it age some more...will there be any ill effects...and will this even work to carbonate the beer more....


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Old 03-26-2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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Check this threa out: http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7638

What was the temp when you had the piggy conditioning?


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Old 03-27-2006, 12:06 AM   #3
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the temp was between now lower than 64 and was as high as 77

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Im wondering if i can take it back out the fridge and the yeast will keep cookin....

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Hard to say. It should be HIGHLY carbonated if you had it at 77F. But then again it depends on the length of time you had it at that temp.

You can't hurt anything by taking it out of the fridge and letting it warm up for another week.

As for your recipe, did you say you primed at 1/3?

Question: 1/3 of what?

Question: Do you mean a party pig or the 5 liter keg?

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1/3 the amt of dextrose that would have been used for bottling...

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With the 5 liter kegs the recommended priming sugar is 1 tablespoon. I have used 2 as well as 3 occasionally if I want it highly carbonated.

A "normal" batch would be 4-5 oz of corn sugar. A 3rd of that is well over an oz. I would say you either had a leak (any evidence of a leak?), or the sugar did not dissolve.

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1/3 the amt of dextrose that would have been used for bottling...
The instructions included with my party pig said to add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of corn sugar. The first time I used it, I tried 1/3cup and it came out way too carbonated and I lost most the batch to foam. The next time I used 1/4cup and it come out just about right, if not a little too carbonated. Just my 2 cents.

So how much dextrose did you put in (cups, oz, etc)?
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It was a 1/3 of a cup.....

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It was a 1/3 of a cup.....
Wow. In my limited experience with the party pig I should think that 1/3 cup would give more than ample carbonation. Hmmm....
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:05 PM   #10
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Default takin it out of fridge,,,,

Im gonna take it out give it another week...hopefully the yeast will activate again....

Note: When the beer was warm I got a glass of beer mostly foam.....when I drew a glass from refrigerator after 24 hours in cold....i got like an 1/8 in foam head....and that really had to collect afeter the beer was poured....

The portion of beer that i bottled was perfectly carbonated...

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