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Old 12-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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just wondering if kegging reduces the time needed to bottle, since your forcing the carbonation. and also is it possible to bottle the beer after being kegged?

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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Yes, as you stated you can force the carbonation and you don't have to fill x-amount of bottles. You can bottle afterward but you'll need a counter pressure filler, beer gun or a homemade version of a filler.

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:44 AM   #3
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is this an easy process for a beginner?

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is this an easy process for a beginner?
Kegging or filling bottles from the Keg system?
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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Dido what dozer said, and remember, bottling also includes cleaning, sanitizing and storing each bottle. It takes a ton of time to bottle beer compared to kegging. Also with bottling you have to be more concerned with locking oxygen in the bottle. With kegging, because CO2 is heavier than O2 you can quickly purge the oxygen from the keg and be more sure that you are not ozygenating your aging brew.

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Old 12-09-2009, 03:09 AM   #6
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is this an easy process for a beginner?
Check out the thread on the BierMuncher Beer Gun--I plan to do my first bottling from a keg this weekend and can't wait to give it a go!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-no-need-no-stinking-beer-gun-24678/
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:26 AM   #7
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very easy, the BMBF (link above) is the way to go. and kegging is also not very difficult. the only difficulty is in getting the right ID lines, length, and PSI, but it only takes a day or two to figure out your system.
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But, remember, forced carbonation does not reduce the conditioning time.

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If anything, kegging requires more self control because you CAN carbonate faster if you want to. Bottle conditioning is forced patience.

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But, remember, forced carbonation does not reduce the conditioning time.
Meaning it's still going to take the same amount of time for the beer to be ready to drink?

Also could I keg without a co2 tank? Just put some dextrose in there and it will carbonte it self?
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