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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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I just made my first batch that I plan to keg instead of bottling. I have a new 5 gal corny keg but unfortunately it looks like this batch is going to only turn out to be about 3.5 gallons when all said and done. Question: Is there any problem kegging 3.5 gallons in a 5 gallon keg? Would I be better off getting a 3 gallon keg for this batch?

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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There shouldn't be any problem with putting less beer in the 5 gallon.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:05 AM   #3
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How did you end up with only 3.5 gallons? Did you use a recipe kit? As most are for 5 gal batches. I just want to be sure that you weren't supposed to add cold water to bring your beer to 5 gallons. Regarding keging, you shouldn't have any problems keging less beer.

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. No it wasn't a kit just had a little hop filtering problem after the boil.

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Just make sure you purge with CO2 after you get the beer in the keg. put it on CO2 and pull the relief valve about 8 times, giving it a few seconds in between pulls. The CO2 should push the oxygen out

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