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We have racked our stout into a keg and sealed it but have not pressureized it yet because we have not CO2. Is it ok to have the beer sitting in an unpressurized Keg for long periods of time? I know it has to condition and age but is it ok to do it in an unpressurized keg for alittle while?
 

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We have racked our stout into a keg and sealed it but have not pressureized it yet because we have not CO2. Is it ok to have the beer sitting in an unpressurized Keg for long periods of time? I know it has to condition and age but is it ok to do it in an unpressurized keg for alittle while?
Even though the beer is fully fermented, you'll have some residual CO2 production at room temp.

That residual CO2 will put some slight pressure in your keg. After a few days, burp your relief valve and what CO2 is being produced will push our the O2.

It will be just fine at room temp with no pressure.
 

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if the yeast are still active you should be ok, just vent the pressure, but you want to get co2 on it asap.... you dont want it to stale... odnt do it in an unpressurized keg if you can avoid it
 
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