I'm committed to having kegged
and naturally carbed
my current batch of Bavarian Wheat in time for my birthday in 1 month. Summer classes have my budget stretched pretty thin but today I was thrown a bone, a refurbished corny-shaped bone that is.
I can rely on friends for a cold fridge, 6 or more feet of serving line, a couple ball-lock connections and a cornelius keg CO2 charger like the one below:
I was doing some research on HBT and I happened upon a thread with a picture of a gauge fitted into the lid of the corny keg to read internal pressure. I thought that it would be handy to have since there isn't really any way to tell for sure what the serving pressure is while using a CO2 cartridge charger and I'd hate to have foamy Hefe on and off all night... The question
- if there a significant risk of infection from this gauge a couple batches down the road can it be negated? I can't sterilize a cheap gauge in the oven and I don't think that I can flood its insides with sanitizing solution... I'd sooner maintain serving pressure through guess work than ruin a corny lid; replacements aren't easily had here.