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Old 01-03-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
Dec 2006
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I am interested in moving to kegs because bottles are PITA....

most people use the 1-2-3 method bottling, but since the CO2 is carbonating the beer in a keg and it only takes a few days, do you still leave the beer in the keg for 3 weeks before drinking, or can you drink kegged beer basically after 3 weeks or so???

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Old 01-03-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Yes, but it gets better after another couple of weeks. I often go 10-14 days in the primary depending on activity and 2 weeks in the secondary. Then, I hook it up at serving pressure for 3-5 days.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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Forced carbonation does not equal 3 weeks of aging.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:16 PM   #4
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You leave it as long as you want. 3 days drink it if you want to, 3 weeks it'll probably taste better.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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Not a new kegging question.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:03 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by david_42
Forced carbonation does not equal 3 weeks of aging.
He said it!!Aging is very good for a lot of beers but Orfy's right too!!! Hows that for an answer!
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