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Old 06-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
May 2011
Leesburg, VA
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I am def a fan of letting ones beer sit in the primary for 3 weeks but after that it's ready to go straight into the keg. Set the keg to 30psi for 2 days, dial down to serving pressure and DRINK! At least for IPA's...

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #12
Nov 2011
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Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
I condition at 60-65F.
What about lagers?

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #13
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Lagers I condition (lager) at near freezing, say 36 degrees or so.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Hammy71 View Post
Kegs are nothing more than big bottles. They don't allow you to skip the conditioning stage. I let my beer sit in the primary for at least three weeks and then leave in the keg at room temperature for at least three more. After filling the keg you have to purge the air out of it with CO2. I use 20 psi to do this and also to seal the lid after purging. You can then just set the keg aside. I have an extra CO2 tank that I use to carbonate my kegs while they condition. That way when a space comes available in the keezer, I have a carbed/conditioned beer that just needs chilled. But, it's not a necessity, I'm just lucky to have an extra tank. The beer won't carbonate if you disconnect the gas.
That works???!!
Lots and lots of beer!!

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