Originally Posted by jwyz1960
How soon can you drink after keging and carbonating?
Kegging and carbonating is not the same as aging and conditioning.
Green beer, whether in the bottle or in the keg, needs some time to mature.
The amount of time depends on the type of beer.
A wheat, for instance, will be pretty drinkable about as soon as the beer is fully carbed.
A lager needs to sit in a cold location for a few months to be fully mature.