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Old 02-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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So i primed keg with sugar for one week.

I then chilled the keg purged and hooked up co2 at 11 psi.

Next day i thought i'd see what the beer looked like. Every pour is filled with hop sediment.

Any suggestions?



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hop sediment or yeast (white/ brown or green)?

How many pours is "every pour"?

with naturally carbonating in a keg you get the sediment like in a bottle, just a whole batch worth. I usually get less than a pitcher worth before it starts running clear, but I'll let it settle longer than a week also. Usually carbonate 3 weeks and then a week or two cold before tapping.



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Well, it seems like im getting pieces of hops.

Every pour means three pints so far.

I figured that after a week of conditioning natural that there would be enough to test and see.

Have i ruined by doing that?

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Wont be ruined just might be a little sweet, by cooling you are essentially putting the yeast to sleep. A week or so in the fridge will compact the yeast bed at the bottom, then it will come out thicker till the beer starts behind it. If it was decently thick for those 3 pints it should be close to done. I would wait at least week for it to settle and then run it till it thins.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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PS: if you dont want to be patient you can pressure carbonate in the future. Just set the regulator at ~12-15psi depending on how carbed you like it, and 4 days later its carbed (still green but carbed anyway)

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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Should i leave it on at 11 psi?

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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Leave it alone with the line unhooked for at least another week. If you leave it plugged in, foam city. At cold temps the keg is not ready in a week.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #8
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So..should i unhook then bleed the keg?

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #9
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no leave it hooked up, unless your serving temperatures are really high you wont get anymore carbonation from the priming sugar.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #10
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So..should i unhook then bleed the keg?
I'm not sure what the question is after reading the responses, sorry.

But it'll be fine. Just leave it in the kegerator, hooked up to the gas. Naturally carbing it vs force carbing it isn't what is making the hops debris float around. That's just from not racking carefully. Eventually it'll stop. Don't move the keg around, and it'll settle faster.


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