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    Can I keep a spare keg on hand?

    Or maybe as the pale ale winds down, i can bottle the rest from the keg, and then swap in the blueberry wheat? The pale ale should stay relatively fresh in bottles right?
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    Can I keep a spare keg on hand?

    Thanks, this would be a blueberry wheat. I usually add the extract right before kegging to help maintain the aroma... I'm anxious to brew again but i'm wondering if it would be better fresher, hehe. Thanks for the replies!
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    Can I keep a spare keg on hand?

    Curious question, but can I brew a batch of beer, and let it sit in a spare keg until my current keg empties? Or will that produce off flavors, lose aromatics, go bad, etc? It would be sitting in my basement, maybe a few months... Or would it be better just to wait and brew closer to when i...
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    My Kegged Beer is Too Foamy

    Just wanted to send out an update. I found a video on correcting over carbed beer. Well several actually but the one that seemed to help was disconnecting both lines, purging the pressure from the keg with the pin, reconnecting the gas to the out this time add pressure until it stops bubbling...
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    My Kegged Beer is Too Foamy

    Will check out the youtube vid... i watched some others on kegging but everyone seems to have their own opinion on it. Which makes it tricky... have to try a bunch of things and figure what works. The lines though are the ones that came with the unit. I'll check the documentation later when i...
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    My Kegged Beer is Too Foamy

    I'll take a look at that Bobby, thanks.
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    My Kegged Beer is Too Foamy

    Thanks JD i'll give that a try later when i get home. When i pull the pin to reduce carb should i disconnect the gas? or leave that attached? and at what level? Kapbrew, i'm not totally sure i'll have to try that as well. So far i just tried two glasses last night. i didnt want to waste any...
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    My Kegged Beer is Too Foamy

    I'm kind of new at kegging and learning more as i go but recently i may have run into a little problem. It may be too early to say but my beer is way too foamy at 10-12psi. I'll walk you through what i did: I have a kegco kegerator with the dial set to the coldest setting (i believe they...
  9. M

    Kegging soda

    So do you recommend the epoxy? Does it work well? Or am I better off with the dedicated 25 ft line? And with regards to the o rings should those be changed out for a different type of soda? Or only if I'm going between beer and soda? Thanks for all the help guys.
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    Kegging soda

    When you drop the pressure are you pulling the pressure pin? Or are you lowering the pressure from the regulator? I've tried lowering it just on the regulator but then I think it only drops after I start pouring.
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    Kegging soda

    The temperature should be about 38. I do get a lot of foam as you mentioned. But how much line should I be using? Currently I'm just using the standard line that came with the unit. So I took a quick look at the epoxy suggestion but I don't really get yet where that would fit in? I found the...
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    Kegging soda

    I've seen a few threads on this but so far haven't really been able to get root beer good and carbonated. I have barqs syrup mixed in a 5 gallon ball lock keg currently at around 30 psi. After shaking a bunch the best I have been able to get is mild carbonation. Any thoughts on how to get it...
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    Blueberry wheat aroma?

    Recently brewed a batch of blueberry wheat and will soon be racking to the secondary. I have a bottle of blueberry extract for bottling but I was thinking it would be nice to get some blueberry aroma too. I've seen a lot of debate on what to add to the secondary. I was thinking a bunch of fresh...
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    Carbonation problems

    I'm sure this has been covered a bunch but i'm looking for advice on bottle conditioning. I frequently seem to be getting batches that are over carbonated... It doesnt seem to matter whether im doing extract or all grain. Although it did seem to be worse while doing all grain. I always buy those...
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    Half batch question

    Awesome deal, i actually nabbed one of those icing buckets from Shaws. its the perfect thing. Thanks for the info.
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    Half batch question

    Had a quick question on fermenting half batches... was wondering if someone might be able to chime in. I want to brew a half batch of kvass but only have 6 gallon buckets and a 6 gallon carboy. Will it produce off flavors if theres two much head space? I've been thinking of grabbing a 3 gallon...
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    Holiday Ale / Winter Warmer

    Just finished brewing a batch of holiday ale last night. I got to try a few recently and really liked the flavors. Also thought they might be nice to give out for christmas. Heres what i went with: 5 gallon - Extract 1.0lb Caramel 40L 0.5lb Caramel 80L 0.5lb American...
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    Chili Lime Cerveza Ale Recipe

    Ok so im pondering the idea of putting together a chili lime cerveza ale recipe... ive been coming across the articles for chili beer so i thought maybe i could make a batch and see how it comes out. People seem to either love it or hate it (the chili beer concept). Heres a recipe ive kind...
  19. M

    Octoberfest possibly gone bad...

    Do you recommend another sanitizer?
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    Octoberfest possibly gone bad...

    Ok so those pics i posted earlier were from a few days ago... i finally had a chance to look at it more tonight and did notice that its gotten a little worse. Theres now little bubble pockets forming. I'm not sure what the cause was but i think this batch is officially contaminated. Not sure i...
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