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Old 01-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Quick to keg beers?

Anyone know of a recipe I can keg after 7 days? I just need a beer to fill a keg while I wait for my belgian triple to age.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Seven days is a bit quick for any beer, but any lower OG non-complex beer should be ready by 10 days. I'd suggest a mild, a cream ale, an English brown, an American pale ale, a hefeweizen, or American wheat. Of those, a mild would probably be quickest.

A highly flocculant British yeast would be the way to go for all except the hefeweizen, and pitching the proper amount of yeast means it would finish up quickly.

I don't recommend packaging a beer until at least three days have passed with the beer at FG, but then it can be kegged.

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Yup, low gravity is the key. My ordinary bitter is OG 1.036 and is always ready to package in 7 days or less.

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1040 hefe can be ready. Its meant to be a little yeasty.

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I agree with the bitter plan, my house bitter is (11 gallon):
2.5 oz ekg fwh
11 lbs pale
.5 lb crystal 20
2 oz black pattent
90 minute boil
(89% efficiency)
Its very drinkable, very fast, and pretty much everyone likes it.

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Thanks guys,
I went with a Hefeweizen it is extremely active started in about an hour to show signs of fermentation I bet by the end of the week i'm kegging

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I can second the ordinary bitter the daskin is talking about. Its a pretty good tasting brew.

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Thanks guys,
I went with a Hefeweizen it is extremely active started in about an hour to show signs of fermentation I bet by the end of the week i'm kegging
Let us know how it goes!
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Brewed a 2 Row SMaSH.. pretty basic... with yeast starter it was done in about 7.

I let it sit for 10.. but I'm lazy.

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I keg all my beers at 9 days unless I have something over 1.090 or I'm dry hopping. I brewed an IPA at 1.075 on Wednesday an ill probably keg it this Friday. I've never had a problem with green beer flavors

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