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Old 09-30-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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This is my first batch of high gravity ale and want (need?) to age for a couple months. I've got a couple extra kegs but not an extra carboy.

Any (good) reasons to not rack to a keg after a couple weeks in the carboy secondary? Then give a shot of CO2 to seal the keg and chase the O2 and let her sit in the basement for a month or two.

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This is my first batch of high gravity ale and want (need?) to age for a couple months. I've got a couple extra kegs but not an extra carboy.

Any (good) reasons to not rack to a keg after a couple weeks in the carboy secondary? Then give a shot of CO2 to seal the keg and chase the O2 and let her sit in the basement for a month or two.

Thoughts?
Cask condition in the keg and age it there. It's awesome.
You'll have to cut about 1 inch off the long inlet tube if you cask condition as to not suck up the yeast when serving. It's best to age after you have primed.


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Ya think I'll still have as much as an inch of trub after 2 weeks of primary and another 2 weeks of secondary?
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