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Old 12-09-2005, 05:21 AM   #1
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I am new to kegging and am wondering, do I still need to add priming sugar to my kegged beer ?

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 12-09-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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Only if you want natural carbonation. If you have a co2 tank, regulator and fridge to put the keg in, you don't have to you can force carbonate.

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Old 12-10-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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which is better? does the corn sugar change the flavor? any pro's or con's to either?
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:48 PM   #4
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I prefer force carbonating with CO2. You have much better control, less sludge in the keg, faster. I have done a few with cane sugar, doesn't seem to change the flavor.

One problem some people have had with priming, the seal doesn't set and two weeks later, you have to force carbonate anyway. I haven't had this happen, but I have had a gas poppet go bad and leave the ale flat.
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