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Old 01-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hey,

I know the rule is 1-2-3 for bottling, but does that apply to kegging as well? If I have a beer 1 week in primary, 2-3 weeks in secondary, is it ok to keg, carb and drink? or should it sit in the keg for a period of time as well??

If the answer to the last part is yes, can I put it in my fridge, apply 12 psi CO2 and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of weeks? or should it sit in the keg at room temp somewhere??

I don't want to drink green beer and I'm not sure of the exact definition of green beer. btw, I usually make smaller beers, ales, not the big beers someof you make.



 
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Well, sure you can drink it right away, but it's going to get better if you age it for a few weeks. I would go ahead and put it in the fridge with the CO2 on it and forget it for a while (if it's possible ).


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Old 01-07-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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Beer gets better with even just a couple of weeks of aging. You could even go through the "force" carbing thingy (shaking of the keg) and drink it within days. Just know, it will get better with a little aging though, even "small" beers will.

 
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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The 1-2-3 is just a guideline. You don't necessarily have to follow it to the day. Experience with the different strengths of beer will give you a better idea of what to do. some of my lighter beers go to secondary after about 4-5 days and I have left sojme of the stronger ones on primary for 10-14 days.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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from what i have been told, we dont age beer, we condition it..



 
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