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Old 06-09-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default 5 gallons - bottle AND keg?

Very new to kegging, and I have a batch ready... was thinking I still want a few bottles though - is it better to priming sugar, bottle some, and do the rest in the keg (natural carbonation) or is it better to keg the whole qty and then bottle from tap?

Finally.. when you keg - do you put them at fridge temp or leave at fermentation temps until ready to drink?


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Old 06-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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I think it's easier to just learn how to fill bottles out of the keg.

When you keg you can either prime with sugar and leave at fermentation temps to carb or chill and force carb with the CO2. I chill and hook it up to the gas personally.
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I'd keg it and then build a cheap and easy beer gun to fill bottles with.

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