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Old 02-01-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Is it better to keg a stout or to just use bottles. No sure how to do it. I can let it age in a keg or in bottles but I dont have nitrogen for the keg. Does everyone on here either bottle or keg their stouts. Long time aging is better in bottles so I was just wondering?


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Old 02-01-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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I keg mine if it's not an imperial or something that I want to age for a long time. I don't have nitrogen either. I use about 8psi with my stouts and a 7 foot line. They come out great.


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Old 02-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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I think a lot of it has to do with how much you like stout. If you like it once in a while, then bottle it. If you drink it regularly, keg it.

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I keg my stouts so I can carbonate them. Depending on the stout, I'll either drink it out of the keg ( dry, oatmeal, etc ) or bottle it from the keg after it is carbonated for aging ( RIS ).
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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I keg mine and dispense at 7-8 psi. Would love to get nitro someday.
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I just kegged my oatmeal cream stout, set the tank to 7 PSI to carbonate and serve it, carbonation seems about right for a stout.
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I like it but not enough to use up one of my only two kegs. I have 3 other beers waiting in-line. My last stout came out ok, guess its a little green still even though its probably 2+ months old. Didnt get great carbination, well I guess its flat still. Would like to make another to see if I can improve on the outcome.


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