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Old 04-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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Heya I have a few corny kegs ready to go, but cant afford to get the rest of the gear at the moment... i.e. no hoses, no CO2, no taps....

Could i utilize the kegs and rack my beer into one, add priming sugar like as if I were bottling and then let it sit for a month?

they are just sitting there and I wanna utilize them.. maybe in the meantime while they sit for a month conditioning i might buy the rest of the equipment i need to pour....


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Old 04-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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Lots of folks naturally carbonate in their kegs. They're great for conditioning and bulk aging as well as dispensing.

If you naturally carb, you can even get a little co2 keg charger and a cobra tap to dispense with while you're putting together your system.


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Old 04-13-2009, 03:00 AM   #3
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Could i utilize the kegs and rack my beer into one, add priming sugar like as if I were bottling and then let it sit for a month?
Yes, but you do need CO2 to seat the seals of the keg (and, as already mentioned, to dispense the beer).
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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Lots of folks naturally carbonate in their kegs. They're great for conditioning and bulk aging as well as dispensing.

If you naturally carb, you can even get a little co2 keg charger and a cobra tap to dispense with while you're putting together your system.
Can you link said co2 charger and cobra tap from any website so I know what to get? (they are pepsi kegs)


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Old 05-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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Can you link said co2 charger and cobra tap from any website so I know what to get? (they are pepsi kegs)


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gas charger
Compact CO2 Injector. Ball Lock Fitting Compact CO2 Injector. :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

luquid DC + Hose + cobra tap
Plastic Liquid Dispenser Tap :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
Beer Line (3/16" ID) :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
Ball Lock Liquid Fitting 1/4" Barbed :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

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Old 05-06-2009, 03:09 AM   #6
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awesome, thanks!!!!


So, all I really need in order to keg prime and store is the gas charger with ball lock fitting (and cartridges)... right? Can i leave the liquid connect bare until such time i want to dispence and then get a ball lock and tap?
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:02 AM   #7
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awesome, thanks!!!!


So, all I really need in order to keg prime and store is the gas charger with ball lock fitting (and cartridges)... right? Can i leave the liquid connect bare until such time i want to dispence and then get a ball lock and tap?
Absolutely, but if your ordering you mine as well get the cobra tab and another ball lock for tasting
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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go ahead man....mines been sitting for two years untapped. I took a swig yesterday and it was still good. Gonna chill it and tap it asap now!
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:23 PM   #9
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If you do decide to buy a co2 charger, check out local bike shops in your area(bicycle or motorcycle), as they usually carry these for $5-$15(us).



 
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