Originally Posted by BrewCaster
1. I'm used to conditioning my beer for months before drinking. I usually have 4 beer's in rotation. Now that I'm kegging can I condition my beer in the keg or is force carbonation that best way?
2. If I'm going to force carb my beer should I condition longer in my secondary?
3. Assuming I don't have any leaks which so far I don't; should I always leave the gas on my desired PSI on the keg? I'm sure the answer is yes but I'd like to hear about what you guys do.
My thanks in advance
You can keg the beer, and condition it as long as you want. Then you can force carb it. I have one keg at room temperature now, and I'll leave it there for a couple more weeks or so.
You can condition your beer in the keg or the secondary- it doesn't matter what vessel it is in. I leave it in primary about 3 weeks, then put it in the keg to age and condition. If I'm dry hopping more than an ounce, I'll rack to the carboy, dry hop, and then rack to the keg after that. If it's only an ounce, I'll dry hop in a bag in the keg. Or, maybe both.
I leave the gas on all the time. If I was going to be gone a couple of weeks on vacation, I'd turn if off probably if I remembered.