I've brewed for a little while, and had a couple of bad batches, so my heart is very anxious right now - just transfered to a keg 5 gal of Lemon Coriander Weiss. Put some pressure on it to seat the seals and purge O2. Hooked the CO2 up to the beer post thinking that gently bubbling the CO2 from the bottom would displace O2 out the top more efficiently. Left it on the gas after shutting off the tank for about 30 mins, and I must have a leaky regulator! beer went up the gas line into my regulator!
Like an idiot, I turned the gas back on, which pushed the beer back into the keg.
Ack! Contamination! What a fool!
So now should I fridge the keg without any aging to slow any bacteria, or age it properly and hope for the best? It sure smells young right now... 1 week in the primary and 1 in the secondary. I transfered it a tad early to free the secondary.
Please give me some hope...