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Old 11-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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i am going to be filling my keg with my 1st home brew ale...i have 3 taps right now full of beer...

what should i do to make this last as long as possible until one keg taps-out and i can tap this bad boy.

do i force carb at 30 psi for a few hours then unlatch coupler and let it sit at room temp or on fridge...fridge is at 35 degrees.

do i not carb at all and just seal it and hide in my cellar?

not sure what to do with a brew once it is kegged and i dont want to tap it yet

any information will help!!!

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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Add just a few pounds of pressure to keep the keg tightly sealed. Then store it at a low temperature to prevent oxydation.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Hell, put it in your fridge and hook it up. Once your other keg floats, your going to have to wait until your other keg is carbed. why not have a carbed keg ready?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/Kegging.pdf

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:07 PM   #4
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You have several choices! Either store it uncarbed, or use some priming sugar (1/2 the amount you would for bottling) and let it sit at room temperature. In 2-3 weeks, it'll be carbed up for when you are ready. I'd still give it a shot of co2 after kegging, to purge out the o2 and to make sure the lid is sealed.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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so if i carb it up and then keep it in the fridge without it tapping it...it will be ok for 2-3 weeks until i want to tap it????

how long do i carb it for (2-3 days 30 psi)???

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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since you dont care about it being carbonated immediately, dont burst carb it.

if you have room in the fridge, connect the gas to it at regular pressure (12psi or so) and just leave it there. a few weeks later it will be all ready to go.

 
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