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Old 08-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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Pro keg. Easily C02 flushed,Closed transfers, dry hopping in keg, and no giant collection of bottles. This being said i still bottle from the keg for comps.


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Old 08-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #12
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You are kidding right? Ha!

It is just easier... you need to take care of bottles, they break they take up space,


... with kegs you have ease of cleaning and filling. You don't have to rinse it out when you drink it


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Old 08-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #13
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Kegging gives you more options. When you keg, you can still bottle- and you don't have to worry about yeast of the bottom of the bottle. I got tired of trying to explain to non brewers not to drink the end of the bottle.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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clean 1 keg, or 50 some odd bottles? hmmmm.. what to choooose... man this is a hard one.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #15
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Bottle conditioning is an art.

Kegging is set it and forget it
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #16
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Not everyone has the financial ability to get into kegging, whereas bottling is relatively cheap. It can also be difficult to find refrigeration space that will accommodate kegs, whereas a dozen or two beer are easy to just toss in the fridge.
Some of us also dont have room for another fridge/kegerator/etc, where as bottles can be shoved in a closet. Plus I dont entertain oftern (see previous space comment) and want others to enjoy my brews, so bottling allows me to share.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:23 PM   #17
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a buddy and i were discussing home brewing, and he was asking why did i like kegging versus bottling. my reasons were because with kegging, it's quicker, less hassle, and zero chances of bottle bombs. i also said that there is nothing like being able to walk in and pull a pint after working hard all day. from mowing the grass to just another day at the office, it's a good feeling to be able to pour yourself a tall one anytime. plus, you can get as little or as much as you want without having to worry about some going flat or going to waste. so, what are some of your reasons for liking kegging??
This plus the 10 gallon comment.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #18
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because,

- it's less annoying than bottling
-a disconnect won't work on a bottle
-drinking straight from the fermenter doesn't taste as good.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:26 PM   #19
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Kegging is def easier than bottling, however I tend to brew more than I drink, so I end up bottling as well.
There have been a couple of times I've been cussing because of my keg set up:
I've experienced regulator-creep on two different occasions. Both times had about 2 or 3 quarts of beer blown out of the cobra tap. The first time I followed the advice from Midwest supplies to 'fix' it. The second time I decided to take apart the reg assy to find some debris inside the regulator.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #20
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Im sure kegging is super nice. If somone wants to buy me the setup. But for now ill bottle. And each of those badboys makes a job well done. Cheers!


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