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Posted in thread: How long to wait to enjoy my kegged beer? on 06-17-2012 at 03:25 PM
If it's already been chilled, I assume it would be best to remove it and bring it back to room
temps unless you are willing to wait a long time to condition.Yes, that's what I would do.
Posted in thread: How long to wait to enjoy my kegged beer? on 06-17-2012 at 12:32 PM
I don't keep it connected because I don't have extra CO2 bottles, regulators, etc. to do it.
About once per week I hook them up and recharge them back up to 20 lbs. The first week they
will typically ...
Posted in thread: Best single addition to your brew day procedure on 06-17-2012 at 10:57 AM
After I make my sanitizer and use it during the brew day, I put a lid on it and keep it around
until I bottle that batch. When I need to sanitize air locks, blow off tubes, secondary, etc,
its right t...
Posted in thread: How long to wait to enjoy my kegged beer? on 06-17-2012 at 10:34 AM
I don't think you will get much conditioning effect once you drop the temperature down
(assuming you serve it in the 40's). The yeast will be too inactive to do you much good. I
pressurize my kegs to ...
Posted in thread: conditioning in keg on 06-16-2012 at 11:04 PM
For the most part, I think you can consider a keg to be a really big bottle. But the ability to
purge the oxygen and fill the headspace with CO2 is an advantage that bottles don't have. So
while I wou...
Posted in thread: What's wrong with my carbonation? (Cold, Kegerator, Low Pressure) on 05-31-2012 at 11:59 AM
I couldn't tell from your description whether you are maintaining CO2 pressure from the tank on
all your kegs, or if you are pressurizing each keg to the desired pressure, and then
disconnecting from ...
Posted in thread: conditioning tablets or priming sugar? on 05-17-2012 at 11:43 AM
They will both work. I think the general consensus is that adding the priming sugar to the
bottling bucket prior to racking in the beer will result in the sugar being more evenly
distributed as compar...
Posted in thread: BIAB Brewing (with pics) on 05-15-2012 at 11:39 AM
I have a five gallon round Igloo cooler and a stainless steel colander that sits on top of the
cooler. I place the bag in the colander and let gravity do its thing for a few minutes. Then I
use a cast...
Posted in thread: Kegging Double IPA... is it too early? on 05-13-2012 at 11:23 PM
Typically, you don't want to dry hop for more than about a week. Much longer than that, and you
may start to imbue the beer with a grassy taste (or so I'm told, because I have never tried
Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway on 02-07-2012 at 11:29 AM