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    Kegs and Cold Crashing

    I keep my kegerator in my garage in Minnesota over the winter and it’s not heated. I bottle most of the winter. I’m in a situation where I have to keg a beer but only have about 48 hours available above freezing. The beer in the keg freezes when it hits 0 degrees outside, which it will be this...
  2. Sammy86

    Is it just me or are bottled conditioned Homebrew better than kegged?

    I've recently started making 12 gallon split batches and bottling a 6 pack of each to save. I've noticed all anecdotally of course that I'm enjoying the bottle conditioned beers more. I feel the flavor is deeper and richer, the aroma is more prominent and I'm really enjoying them more than off...
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    Fruit beer kegging and yeast killer

    I kegged for the first time this summer… blueberry wheat… when it was new, it had a nice light blueberry flavor, towards the end, there is no blueberry flavor at all…I have a question: how do you preserve the fruit flavor? Now that I’m kegging, can I use a yeast killer?
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    Cider aging on lees in fermentor

    Hello I am looking at trying to age some cider before kegging. I currently only have one keg. What I planned on doing was as follows Once fermented to required FG Transfer cider from fermentor in to a 30lt/8 gal food grade storage drum with double air locks. Once in the drum purge the O2 out...
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    Kegging Vs Bottling

    I've recently brewed a mango IPA using the BIAB method. It's turned out really well. Very hoppy and lovely taste. I bottled 5l of it and kept the other 10l for my keg. Ive bought a 5l keg which I've used for the first time with this brew. The beer tasted nice and had a nice head, it was just a...
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    Kompensatorzapfhahn/compensator tap

    Does any one use a Kompensatorzapfhahn/compensator tap? It seems to be strictly a German thing. English would be beer engine. I want to know if it as simple as installing into any metal keg like any other bulkhead. I assume you don’t any kind of purge or vent because that that’s the job of the...
  7. mccamich

    Nitrogenating Keg Using Diffusion Stone...Same Volume of CO2 as NCO2?

    Hey all. I brewed an Irish stout that I am very excited about and I decided to keg it (first time kegging) and to nitro it (also first time nitrogenating). I have all the equipment, the tank, the regulator, the hoses, the diffusion stone, etc and I'm 90% sure that I know how to hook it all up to...
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    Small Diameter Gas Line Ideas/Issues?

    Hey there, Just getting back into homebrewing after probably a year or more absence. In any case I just put my first new batch into the kegerator and had to spruce it up a bit. A friend of mine was about to throw away an old solid brass perlick two faucet tower and I had him redirect it to my...
  9. Mateo123

    Adding vanilla

    Hello everyone, I just recently made an oatmeal blueberry SMASH and wanted some advice. I want to add vanilla for some reason. Hoping for a little twist. Any thoughts on that? I just finished kegging tonight and was just laying in bed thinking what would 1-2 oz of vanilla extract do....and...
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    Home brew packaging options

    I have been a home-brewer for 6-8 years, and have a backyard half-barrel brew system, and I'd like to form a type of Community-supported brewery (CSB). In short, the CSB will have 12 members, each of whom will receive one gallon of brew per month, get to select brew styles, "own" parts of the...
  11. K

    Virginia Woodbridge - Keezer, Keg, and Equipment

    Selling my single tap tower Keezer along with stuff listed below. Everything is in good condition, just looking to get out of the hobby and let someone else get some joy out of this stuff! If you can pick it all up, its yours for $400 -Intertap Forward Sealing Faucet -Plastic and Stainless...
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    New to kegging. What size CO2 cylinder should I get?

    As the title states, I am just buying up ball lock corny kegs in my area. I've got two of them and all the gaskets are fantastic and they hold pressure. I bought a set of gaskets to replace them if they didn't. I have a 5 gal. fermenter on deck that'll be ready to keg in a couple of days and...
  13. Sacred Knot Brewing

    Set up suggestions

    Hey all - I’ve been doing one gallon batches in a small jug to start brewing. I currently keg into a cannonball keg which fits in my fridge and utilizes a picnic tap and disposable co2 cartridge. By a stroke of luck some friends are giving me a bunch of free stuff: a chest freezer, larger...
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    Gas for kegging wine

    Hi there, Do I need 100% nitrogen for kegging wine, or will the 70/30 used for stouts/guiness work without carbonating it?
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    Keg pressure after carbonation

    Hi all, I kegged my first beer and it turned out great. I do however have a couple of questions that none of the guides I find online seem to answer; - after the beer has carbonated to satisfactory levels, you drop it to ~10 psi to serve. After pouring a glass, Do you then have to crank it...
  16. J

    Serving Nitro Beers Correctly

    I remember the first time I drank a nitro beer. Through various forms of sorcery, the bartender had some how arranged for my beer to have bubbles falling down in my beer instead of rising to the top. I was completely enamored by the appearance alone. With great anticipation, I took my first sip...
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    The Pros and Cons of 5L Kegs

    Five liter kegs have been used for a long time. You can get them empty for you to fill with your homebrewed beer, cider, or soda. Or, you can buy them filled with beer and reuse the container after you drink the beer. They hold 1.3 gallons of beer, or 169 ounces. That’s equal to 10 pints or 14...
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    Bottling and Kegging - The Best of Both Worlds

    Most of us homebrewers started out bottling our beers, some of us then decided to move on to kegging. Those who bottle claim that bottling is better for portability (bringing to parties, sharing with friends, entering competitions.) Those who keg claim that the time saved cleaning and filling...
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    Taking Draft Homebrew on the Road: Your Options Compared

    Some people bottle, some keg, and some do both. Sometimes there are styles that steer you towards one medium or the other. But sometimes you keg because you just can’t stand the bottling process. That’s all fine and good, and you feel quite content in your decision to avoid bottle cleaning and...
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    Craft The Perfect Draft Beer Gun Anyone?

    Over the years I had read plenty of mixed reviews about the Blichmann Beer Gun before actually pulling the trigger and getting one for myself. It seemed that the two most common complaints brewers posted about had to do with how beer bottled using the Blichmann Beer Gun could be under carbonated...