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Old 10-04-2011, 09:08 PM   #3041
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How hard is it to keg homebrew?



 
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:12 PM   #3042
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How hard is it to keg homebrew?
easier then bottling, faster then bottling, less clean up

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Old 10-04-2011, 09:17 PM   #3043
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easier then bottling, faster then bottling, less clean up

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How soon can you drink after keging and carbonating?

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #3044
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Kegging is faster and cleaner
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #3045
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Depend if you force carbonate it (~1/2 day) or go with the let it sit method (1 week)

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:34 PM   #3046
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I'm not the most handy person in the world, but one of the best things I have done for this hobby has been kegging. I was starting to feel like the bottling was a drudgery. Now, I keg the majority and bottle some of my special beers.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:11 PM   #3047
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How soon can you drink after keging and carbonating?
Kegging and carbonating is not the same as aging and conditioning.

Green beer, whether in the bottle or in the keg, needs some time to mature.

The amount of time depends on the type of beer.

A wheat, for instance, will be pretty drinkable about as soon as the beer is fully carbed.

A lager needs to sit in a cold location for a few months to be fully mature.

 
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:24 PM   #3048
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Finished my kegerator about a week ago.

Older Kelvinator fridge with the freezer built into the inside the fridge. Did not want to put a tap too low, so figured I would make my own tower. Looked for an old red toolbox, but could not find one, so I went for the old kerosene can instead. Fabricated a frame out of wood inside the bottom of the kerosene can to mount the wooden base seen in the picture; made it much easier to mount to the top of the fridge. Because of the location of the freezer, had to run pipe insulation from Lowes around the beer distribution line between the freezer portion and the inside wall of the fridge to keep it from freezing. So far, so good. Cut the wire racks so the the keg would fit nicely without sacrificing all of the shelving space (they don't make things like they used to... cant find many fridges with solid metal shelving these days). Need to find some clips to mount the gas/beer lines to the inside wall of the fridge to keep things tidy, but all in due time. Awaiting the temp controller from the E-bay temperature controller build thread (thanks android!), which will just about finish the kegerator.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:41 PM   #3049
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Nicely done. Looks like you put some thought into it. I like the vintage feel of the kettle. Now all you need is two more kettles and a couple more kegs! Unless you seldomly brew or only want 1 beer on tap at a time...
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:50 PM   #3050
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looks really nice. I would never have thought of turning a kerosene can into a tower. How do you cool the line up to the tap?

do you plan on adding more taps?

I like what you did with the metal racks



 
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