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Madcap

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After my last post, the thought occurred to me as to how many people prime with sugar and how many force carb?

I force carbed my first 2 and I think I'm gonna try priming the next couple. No wait once you swap kegs sounds good to me.


Quote: Some people see a glass of beer as half full, others half empty. I'm just wondering who's drinking my beer.
 

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I always force carb... seems rediculous not to. I mean, I have the gas anyhow, so why deal with priming sugar and all that?

I cold crash the heck outta my beers prior to kegging too.
 

Nurmey

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We use priming sugar. We always have plenty of time before tapping. I find it very easy to prime, pressure up the keg, and set aside until needed.
 

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Is this thread only for Polish people? :D

I used to force carb one keg of a batch (I do 10 gallon batches) and then prime the second.

Both were great, but I found a definite yeast bite with the primed keg. I force carb everything now.
 

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It doesn't depend on the beer? (honest question)

I don't keg yet, but I'd think hefes or Belgians might benefit from bottle/keg conditioning, while lagers and pales might be better force carbed.
 

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The Pol was the first to answer the pole poll....


{wandering back over to the DRMM}
 

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I AM polish but the answer is force carbed.


Though the polock in me does want to try priming...
 

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yes and yes

If I'm doing a kit and it comes with primer, I use it.
 

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Force carb here. No yeastie first draws any more.

And as I brew as many of my own recipes (or ones I've found on the 'net) as I do kits, I just keep the priming sugar packets until I feel like bottling a batch.

I'd like to find a bout six 20' poles for the hop garden though.
 

chefmike

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I'd like to find a bout six 20' poles for the hop garden though.

Depending on the support, check out the metal conduit in the electrical section of Home Despot or the like. I just did a curtain divider in the utility room, and it was the cheapest 10' pole ($4 IIRC) Copper is only $5 or 6. I just built a trellis for some clematis vine out of that. It looks really nice. Sink a piece of rebar in the ground and slide the pole on top of it. It gets a cool looking patina as it ages.
 
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