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Old 02-27-2011, 04:15 AM   #21
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I have soaked both root beer kegs and ginger ale kegs in Oxyclean and have had no remaining odor. I do it all the time with root beer and ginger ale. IMO, the root beer odor left in kegs from suppliers comes from sitting for long periods of time with the soda concentrate in the keg. NOT from soda like we are making here.

The hose length thing is in debate on another thread. In my experience (having ginger ale and 3 beers on tap all the time), I have 12' hose on all kegs, and have pressure set to 12 psi and 37F. No issues, ample carbonation for soda and beer.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:07 PM   #22
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Do you peel the ginger first or just grate it as is?

 
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #23
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Always peel it

 
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #24
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That is what I thought, but no one had mentioned it. Thank you.

 
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:20 PM   #25
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I've heard that rootbeer will taint a keg with rootbeer flavor permanently.. I love me some Ginger ale, but don't want to taint my 3 gal kegs. Will this Ginger ale leave a flavor in my kegs?
The keg itself does not get tainted. It is the seals that can pickup the flavor. So, if your keg does pickup the flavor, all you have to do is change the seals.

 
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:17 AM   #26
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Funny, I didn't peel the ginger and it was fine. We just finished 3 gallons a couple nights ago (after burning out and not touching the keg for a couple weeks) and I swear I liked it more once the lemon/lime zest mellowed a bit. I'll definitely be revisiting this recipe.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:45 PM   #27
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Why peel it?

 
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:17 PM   #28
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what is gigner beer? I know ale but what makes it beer? SNG question
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:11 PM   #29
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So for 5 gal, does this look bout right?

5 gal water @ 150 F
5 cups grated ginger (rather have weight cause "loosely packed" cup can vary)
5 cups turbinado
5 cups dark brown sugar
5 limes
2.5 lemons

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #30
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Rigger103: - not sure what the difference is. Commercial examples, IMO, make Ginger Beer heavier and more intense. I actually prefer it.

Bk2X: Looks good, try it! The good thing is you can always grate more ginger, add more lime, etc. Ginger is also very variable in intensity. I like the brighter yellow, "fresher" ginger but it is hard to tell until you start grating it!
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