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Old 10-12-2010, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default First kegging: success so far!

Corney kegged my IIPA today. Waaaay easier and more convenient than bottles. Ordered the double keg setup from midwest supplies...a word of advice: disassemble it, clean it, and replace all the seals. Both my kegs' seals reeked of sweet soda syrup.

Force carbing at 30psi for 24 hrs, then stepping down to 10psi for a few days...we'll see how long I can hold off "taste testing".



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Old 10-12-2010, 02:51 AM   #2
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it's hard holding off for the first time. it tastes way different than bottling, too. my brother is an extract brewer/bottler, and when he comes over, the kegs get tapped (i have 9, and 3 always on tap).


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it's hard holding off for the first time. it tastes way different than bottling, too. my brother is an extract brewer/bottler, and when he comes over, the kegs get tapped (i have 9, and 3 always on tap).
Tastes different, as in "better"? I hope so. Used irish moss the first time this brew, didn't rack to a secondary, but cold cleared it in the fridge for 4 days before kegging today. Trying to avoid that "home brewey" yeasty taste.
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BETTER, all caps needed most keggers don't secondary, as it's unnecessary. what you did is cold-crashing; makes it clearer and crisper. welcome to the world of kegging; you'll never go back to bottling. i only bottle a few every now and then for portability
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BETTER, all caps needed most keggers don't secondary, as it's unnecessary. what you did is cold-crashing; makes it clearer and crisper. welcome to the world of kegging; you'll never go back to bottling. i only bottle a few every now and then for portability
i used to do the same, i have since bought a growler and im in love. put the growler in the freezer, fill with keg beer head to the party and enjoy. i cant explain what kegging and a good growler will do for your brewing
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I just kegged my first batch too! Soo much better than bottling! However, I could not keep my mitts off the beer and have been sampling every day since. I am considering it "research" so I can learn my system and its carbonation levels at each day.
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if you put it into a 40 degree fridge, it'll take about a week to carb. after 4 days, it tastes good. after a week, it's beer
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Corney kegged my IIPA today. Waaaay easier and more convenient than bottles. Ordered the double keg setup from midwest supplies...a word of advice: disassemble it, clean it, and replace all the seals. Both my kegs' seals reeked of sweet soda syrup.

Force carbing at 30psi for 24 hrs, then stepping down to 10psi for a few days...we'll see how long I can hold off "taste testing".

Kegging and bottling both have their upsides.

Hope the batch turns out well! Don't forget to purge your keg and turn the gas down for your first pour.
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Ahh, okay I got it..."cold crashing" is the correct term. I'm learning something new each day! Similar to what the bigger brewers call a "bright tank" I'm guessing?

Very glad to hear I'm taking a step in the right direction! Would like to wait to taste until Friday, but it'll probably be earlier. Research, right?
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"research" correct. same reason i still give the swmbo why i buy the good micros i haven't tasted yet


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