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Old 07-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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wow, that was so easy. i pre cleaned the keg days ago. sanitized with star-san. pressurized and bleed both ball valves so the dip tubes are sanitized too.

easy racking. bleed out the air with a few CO2 filled, and plan to condition at room temp for a couple weeks and then ice it.

next sunday will be keg 2, my brown ale.

i won't give up bottling completely, but I'm glad I jumped into kegging!
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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You gotta love it!! I have not been back to bottling since I started kegging.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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Quote:
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You gotta love it!! I have not been back to bottling since I started kegging.
I have. Two batches as a matter of fact.

I find it cumbersome to transport kegs.

Bottles are in racks and fit into the trunk.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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Where'd'ya get the racks for the bottles. I have a royal PITA w/the bottles I've been saving, just for some future batches that I might want to bottle. My SWMBO says I'm kidding myself if I think I'll ever bottle anything now that I'm kegging!
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:19 AM   #5
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I still bottle...Only when i feel like i have to brew and don't have an empty keg to put the brew in. The whole "but i need it" doesn't work with the mrs's anymore.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:37 AM   #6
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I'm only resurrecting my own thread to say that I tap'd the keg tonight, and sampled the first draw just to check it out.

really didn't seem to be any sediment, so the 1 week secondary did a great job clearing it.

it does taste a lot like Killians irish red too. definitely a good beer, and kegging isn't that intimidating anymore.

it does need a few more days to carb at 10-12psi, but it was VERY drinkable. might pour another tonite and drink it down.

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Old 07-19-2007, 12:43 AM   #7
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I am cleaning two kegs right now getting ready to keg for the first time too...can't wait for fermentation to finish on the 10 gallons of hefe I brewed on sunday, probably going to rack on monday or tuesday without a secondary, and force carb.

 
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