Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Just tasted my first home brew (again)
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 648
Liked 81 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 279

Default Just tasted my first home brew (again)

After obsessing for about a 10 days because a) my beer tasted yeasty, and later, b) losing pressure on my korny keg and not being able to find a CO2 supplier right away - I just tasted my home brew again (10 days later). The results?

The beer was delicious! Certainly not complicated as it's a simple extract kit but great taste and very fresh. Carbonation was perfect. Slightly hoppy on the finish and no yeasty taste - none. A beer that I'd drink not because I have to, but because I want to. Should be even better in two weeks when I bring it to a party.

Two questions: 1. If carbonation is where I want it, should I disconnect the CO2 tank or leave it on with a low (5?) psi? Then connect again to serve?

If I am transporting it somewhere, would it make sense to deliver it a day beforehand, to allow any yeast kicked up to settle again?



lhommedieu is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: wilmington, De
Posts: 20
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


youll want to keep your keg at serving pressure, depending on your beer line diameter and length, and desired level of carbonation between 3 and 10 psi. Again, larger/shorter lines= less pressure, longer/smaller lines (good) more pressure.
the longer the keg can sit after transportation the better, cuz you will kick up some yeast, though if you primary/secondary properly, by the time you rack into keg there shouldnt be much yeast left in suspension to settle in the keg. I usually have a light dusting of yeast at the bottom, no more.
way2fastxl1200c is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 303
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Definately to delivering a day in advance.

You will want to get a carbonating chart and leave your beer at the pressure required for the desired carbonation level typically this will be between about 7 and 12 psi. When it has been carbonated it is ok to disconnect the gas (as long as the gas post in the keg doesn't leak) because it will stay pressurized and carbonated. You will want to adjust the length of your beer dispensing line to serve correctly at your carbonating pressure. Typically start at 1 foot of 3/16" line per PSI and you can shorten from there (if you are at 12 psi start with 12 feet and see what you get if its too slow shorten the line
Gartywood is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just tasted my first home brew Camride Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 02-10-2012 03:18 AM
Just tasted my first home brew ceweldon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 02-05-2011 04:40 AM
Just tasted my first home brew! mrcoldone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-11-2009 06:36 AM
Tasted my first Home Brew JBooze Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 04-13-2009 07:11 AM
tasted my first home brew EBSDallas Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-20-2006 03:09 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads