keg this batch?! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > keg this batch?!

Thread Tools
Old 06-27-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
NateKerx's Avatar
Apr 2007
Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 169

I'm going to keg two batches tonight for the first time. I've got an ESB and an Irish stout ready to go. Two montgs ago, when the stout was new in primary, it got infected and things got pretty funky. I let it relax for awhile and everything seemed fine and it actually tasted pretty good. I noticed earlier this week that there are some light chalky looking rings around the neck of the secondary. the surface of the beer looks totally normal. Has the infection returned? should I keg this batch? I dont want to get off on the wrong foot by infecting the first two batches in my keggerator, but this stout seems like it might be ok. help!
Primary:Zach and Jack's African Amber, Lil Sparky's Nut Brown
On Tap: Fire In the Hole Red Ale, Sixpoint Righteous Ale
On Deck:Centennial Blonde, Amarillo Cream Ale

"Drinking is the joy of the Russes, we cannot live without this pleasure."

-Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev

Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
malkore's Avatar
Jun 2007
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts

well, keg racking takes all of 5 minutes...its not like wasting an hour or more bottling 2 cases of longnecks.

I'd keg it second, to avoid potential cross contamination. and avoid disturbing the chalky stuff in the carboy neck.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will film from last batch stuck in primary hurt the next batch? impatient Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 24 04-27-2014 11:19 PM
First Batch, First Post (SG and "next batch" questions at the end) schneemann Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 06-01-2008 08:15 PM
Yes! Batch#3 under my belt! First mini-mash! First taste of Batch#2! Rook Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-05-2007 02:14 AM
Second AG batch.. HELP! Batch Sparging sigaas All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 01-13-2007 05:11 AM
First batch ready for bottling, second batch ready for brewing Cornfed Extract Brewing 5 09-28-2006 12:59 PM

Forum Jump