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Old 02-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Possible oxidation? (Keg)

I was kegging an IPA today and towards the end my auto siphon kept loosing suction and I had to "pump" it to get the last 1/2 gallon out of the fermenter. Is there a chance that I introduced too much oxygen into the beer? I purged the head space a couple of times right away.


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I posted basically the same question 2 weeks ago and got the response that it should be fine. I purged the oxygen several times after kegging. Hope for the best.

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Have you noticed any off flavors in that batch?

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Have you noticed any off flavors in that batch?
It's still young, only been 2 weeks in keg. I will know more soon possibly
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I usually drink my kegs quickly. Usually in less than a month.

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Anyone else want to chime in?

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If you immediately purge the head space of a freshly filled keg, the odds of any appreciable oxygenation are going to be very small at the most...

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[edit] A recent thread started by someone who acquired a DO meter showed only 10% O2 absorption - and that was using a sintered air stone bubbling through the entire vessel for some time. IOW, don't worry 'bout it

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If you immediately purge the head space of a freshly filled keg, the odds of any appreciable oxygenation are going to be very small at the most...

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[edit] A recent thread started by someone who acquired a DO meter showed only 10% O2 absorption - and that was using a sintered air stone bubbling through the entire vessel for some time. IOW, don't worry 'bout it
Could you link to that thread? I am curious since I have a bottled batch that tastes very oxidized after 2 months in the bottle. It was fine at one month though.
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Sure, pumping air into the beer will oxidize it. You can purge, but you can't "erase" the air pumped into it. Drink it sooner, rather than later, and you shouldn't notice much oxidation. Age it a bit, and you will.
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Could you link to that thread? I am curious since I have a bottled batch that tastes very oxidized after 2 months in the bottle. It was fine at one month though.
Here it is http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/o2-results-my-new-o2-meter-318420/

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