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Old 07-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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I'm about to keg two batches, however, my kegerator is not yet complete. What is the best way to store the uncarbonated kegged beer while I finish the retrofit?


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Old 07-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Colder the better. Ideally, a fridge if you have one and you can lager it while you finish the kegerator. If you have the CO2 setup already, I would flush the keg and get it under pressure as well so it'll be ready to go once the kegerator is complete.


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Old 07-02-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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I usually just sugar prime the batches I wouldn't get to right away. Keep them store room temp just like you would bottles.
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Store in my Keezer. I will take care of them for you.
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After I fill and purge my kegs, I simply put them in the basement. As long as the temperature isn't ignorant high, then the beer should be fine. In fact, think of the keg as a secondary. My pipeline allows me to have several kegs (conditioning) for up to several months. I wouldn't go crazy and leave them there for years, but months is fine. As a general rule, the longer the conditioning time (with maybe the exception of some wheats or IPAs), the better the brew.
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Purge the air from the kegs and store them someplace cool. I store mine in the house at about 75-degrees F. and I haven't had any problems.
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Depending on how long of a wait it is, you could prime with sugar, seal them up, and let them carb naturally while you finish the kegerator. Lots of people with smaller capacity keezers/kegerators do that to keep the pipeline full.


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