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Old 01-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if it's possible to brew beer by letting it ferment in a primary fermenter, and then moving it to a secondary fermenter with a tap, adding the necessary sugar, and just pouring a glass from the tap when I feel like a beer?

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Old 01-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Pressure barrels are popular in the UK for this vary purpose. Goggle them & see if that's what you want to do.


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Old 01-14-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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I go from primary to keg all the time.
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He's talking about carbing in a secondary with a tap. He needs a pressure barrel in order to do that.
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I think the answer you're looking for is yes--start kegging.

If you try using a drilled bucket or something, most of the CO2 will just gas off and you'll have flat beer.
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Interesting, thanks guys. I'll probably go the pressure barrel route as I don't believe I can afford a full keg system at the moment. What are some good brands?

Reason: brands question
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There are many HB'rs in the UK using them. Just google it to find sites that sell them. I'm not sure about Midwest,NB,AHS,though.
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What are some good brands?
They're all pretty much ubiquitous like the "ale pale" in fact most of them look like they're made in the same factory, just with a different companies stickers applied to them.


The only difference I've seen ( and that's list online, they're not that popular in american brewing) is that some have a brass threaded fitting on top to allow you to force carb with co2 paintball chargers.
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You can look at the Tap a Draft mini kegs. They are not too expensive and will fit in the fridge.

I have never used them but they look like they may work for you.


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