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Old 03-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Getting ready to bottle or keg. I am thinking of kegging. Can I use candi sugar to start co2 process?

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Yes, but seal the keg with some CO2 or your effort with be worthless. I learned this the hard way after trying to naturally carb about 4 batches and getting nothing.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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Yes, but seal the keg with some CO2 or your effort with be worthless. I learned this the hard way after trying to naturally carb about 4 batches and getting nothing.
Then just wait a week or so then set it to serving pressure?

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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I wait around two weeks usually.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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Should it go in the refrid. or not?

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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Leave it out so that the yeast stays active.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #7

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Yes, but seal the keg with some CO2 or your effort with be worthless. I learned this the hard way after trying to naturally carb about 4 batches and getting nothing.
+ 1 I do this too, sometimes. I like the naturally carbed beer, the feel of the head seems tighter, creamier. As ABG says above, you need to seal the keg tight with CO2 and leave it at bottle conditioning temps (70F +). Also there will be sediment in the keg which will end up in your first glass or two.

 
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