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Old 11-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Second fermentation in keg to get carbonation?

I'm going to keg my beer soon and I'm wondering how much sugar/yeast to put in a 5 gallon keg to get a decent carbonation to it. Thoughts?


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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To naturally carb in a keg I use about 2 to 2.5 ounces of sugar...
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #3
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Do I have to add more yeast or just put all the yeast in the keg with the beer? And how long would that have to sit?
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:20 AM   #4
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Rack carefully as to not stir up any sediment, and rack onto your priming sugar mix. There will be enough yeast in suspension to get the job done for you. 70* or more for 3 weeks, and youll be good to go!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:38 AM   #5
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Use this to calculate how much sugar:

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

Or, if you are really ambitious you could go the real ale route.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #6
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I use 2oz with good success. I boil a couple ounces of water and add the dextrose to that. Then dump the sugar/water mixture into the keg, seal with CO2 and purge O2. Wait 2 weeks at room temp ~72 put in fridge and consume!
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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I routinely use 1 oz. priming malt or priming sugar per gallon.


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