Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Help calm a kegging newbie....
Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2008, 02:44 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 953
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2


I will usually set the keg in the fridge and open the pressure to around 12-15lbs (serving press.). After about a week you will have perfectly carb'd beer.

wedge421 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2008, 09:49 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PeteOz77's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Posts: 1,460
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


When I first started kegging, I was really big on force carbing.. because I was impatient. What I do now is bulk prime in bottling bucket (Because I make bigger batches than can fit into a keg) and then cap the keg and hit it with about 30PSI to seal the lid. I let the keg condition just as I would bottles (3 weeks or so) and then serve.

This method does a few things that i like:

Saves heaps of CO2
Raises the ABV by about .5%
Forces me to wait a while longer, so the beer gets better

The only drawbacks are:

Takes longer before you can drink (good thing..see above)
More sediment (gone in the first pint usually, always by the third pint)

This Isn't Nam Smokey, There Are Rules.
PeteOz77 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie Kegging question Steveo_55 Bottling/Kegging 2 07-05-2009 10:48 PM
Newbie kegging questions wjtaylor Bottling/Kegging 3 06-17-2009 02:27 PM
Newbie Kegging Help Matt Foley Bottling/Kegging 4 07-13-2007 03:32 PM
newbie to kegging S_carve Bottling/Kegging 5 03-08-2007 07:28 PM
Kegging Newbie Johnwongfat Bottling/Kegging 9 01-06-2006 05:23 PM

Forum Jump