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Old 10-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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So I just got the OK to buy a kegging set up, but I don't yet have a fridge to keep it in. Is it ok to just store the beer in the keg uncarbonated and at room temperature until I get a fridge? I should be able to get a fridge in about a week or two.

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It's fine as long as you seal the keg with pressure first. It'd be better to keep the gas on it if you can. Room temperature won't hurt the beer but oxygen creeping in if the tank isn't pressurized will.

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Soitenly, that's ok. If it's still young in the keg, the extra week or so will likely be A Good Thing anyway, but try to find the coolest place in your house to park the keg...

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Yeah, that's perfectly fine. Just make sure you purge.

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Yeah, that's perfectly fine. Just make sure you purge.
Purge the keg of atmospheric are that is...

Depending on the amount of headspace you have in the keg (how full it is) you may need to do this several times. If you put 5 gallons into a 5 gallon corny keg, you should be ok with putting it to ~10psi, then venting (ball lock kegs normally have a relief valve in the lid) before hitting it again with CO2, 5-10 times. I wouldn't go less than 5 times, but doubt you need more than 10. If the keg is a converted pin lock keg, then just use another gas QD to vent the CO2 after you've put the keg onto the gas. I say that for converted pin lock kegs, since the relief in those lids is typically sacrificial. That means if it hits enough pressure to release, it destroys the relief. Basically, it works once, at ~130psi, and that's it.
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Would it be better to put it in the garage, where it is around 55 degrees?

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Would it be better to put it in the garage, where it is around 55 degrees?
If that was a consistent temperature, it would be great! But, in the likely event that the temperature actually fluctuates by quite a bit (like, 20-30° F) through each day, you might do better somewhere else - like a basement, or the north side of the coolest room in the house...

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Purge the keg of atmospheric are that is...
Exactly....make sure you get all the are out.
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How long would could you store them like this and is better to fully carb and then store the. Don't want to hijack but I have been trying to figure what to do with my APA and cider. Might just buy another keg for the cider.

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So once the air is purged, what psi do you leave the keg at? And how long could you leave the keg like this at room temp?

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