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Old 05-13-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Kicked my first keg of homebrew

I'm pretty thrilled about this, now I can brew this weekend! I was out of kegs with my last brew, and I can't convince SWMBO to let me get a few more right yet, and I really didn't want to revert to bottling again, so...

But this weekend will be a brew weekend in addition to all the other crap I need to get done.

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Old 05-13-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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I remember when I cashed my first keg, it is a bitter sweet moment. With bottles you know when you are drinking your last one so you are kind of prepared, but not with the keg. All of a sudden you are just blowing air. However, even though you are sad that beer is gone, you are happy that you get to put a new brew in there.

But get more kegs...seriously. I have 4 and I am pretty sure I need to get more. I had to bottle my ESB last night because it had been on the yeast for a month and all of my kegs are full of vienna lager, steam beer, kolsch, altbier and my secondary is full of spicy blond.

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I felt some sadness when my LWPA kegged turned to air a few days back. The one thing about beer is that unless you make a really big one that can be aged for years once it's gone you only have memories.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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Kicking the first keg is the hardest. After that it just gets easier from here. I don't know how many kegs you have, but I have about 25 and it doesn't seem like enough especially because i can kick a keg in less than a week. I'm now trying to bottle more and give it away because people love my stuff and can't seem to get enough of it.
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Originally Posted by cubbies View Post
I remember when I cashed my first keg, it is a bitter sweet moment.
Yes, bitter when it blows! But sweet when you walk out to the garage and pull a freshly aged chilled full one out of the keezer to replace the empty one in about 5 minutes.
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Just don't make the mistake I did... The very bottom of my chest freezer had a little condensation that froze. It was effectively gluing down all my kegs so when I gave them a quick tug to check the weight, they ALL felt quite heavy as you can imagine. They just about all kicked in the same day stranding me without beer for a summer. GREAT...

So Jay, what are you brewing?

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