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Old 07-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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So I licked up and got a keezer from my inlaws. My father in law says to add priming sugar when I keg. What say the forum?


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Old 07-13-2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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Are you force carbing or natural carbing?
Either way you will need a co2 tank to dispense you beer.


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Old 07-13-2013, 01:57 AM   #3
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I think it's mostly a matter of personal preference.

If you do keg condition (add sugar), then the beer will need extra time to clear, since you just restarted fermentation. In addition, your first pour or two will be very yeasty.

I just force carb with gas from my tank.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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I prefer to carb with CO2 and not priming sugar. I want to keep as much gunk out of the keg as possible.
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I prefer to carb with CO2 and not priming sugar. I want to keep as much gunk out of the keg as possible.
I have a CO2 tank. I'm new to kegging so I was looking for a general consensus on with method is preferred. He mentioned force carbing changes the flavor, is that like bottle vs draught? This forum rocks with all the advice btw.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:08 AM   #6
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First off, where are your from? I'm asking because I don't know what "licked up" means. Also important to know what keg means? sanke, corney or the english keg that would be like our bottling bucket?
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I use sugar simply because I have more kegs than taps currently and I like to have my beer carbed and ready when space is available.

I've both force carbed and natural carbed and see no difference ao long as my math is correct.

Personally, if I had the means to force carb all my kegs I would and eventually want to just for the simplicity of it.
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First off, where are your from? I'm asking because I don't know what "licked up" means. Also important to know what keg means? sanke, corney or the english keg that would be like our bottling bucket?
*Lucked up. Fat fingers and typing on a damn iPhone. Kegging into 5 gallon ball lock kegs.
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OK, we were typing at the same time. Some say natural carbing gives s smoother carb, with lots of micro bubbles. CO2 is cleaner, faster, and most people do it this way. You can force carb but it's not as good as letting it sit on gas for at least a week. You can force carb then let it sit for a week and it will be pritty good or you can just let it sit on gas for 2 weeks and it will be better.
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OK, we were typing at the same time. Some say natural carbing gives s smoother carb, with lots of micro bubbles. CO2 is cleaner, faster, and most people do it this way. You can force carb but it's not as good as letting it sit on gas for at least a week. You can force carb then let it sit for a week and it will be pritty good or you can just let it sit on gas for 2 weeks and it will be better.
Ok thank you. Sorry about the typos. This phone drives me insane.


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