Need Advise with first keg brew

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duker

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I recently purchased a Pepsi dispenser that has 4 taps, me and some buddies (5) from work will be heading to Talledega in April, I just received (today) the first extract kit I want to brew for my first try at kegging...Big Ben Pale Ale, from here out referred to as Big Ben #7 Pale Ale :rockin: One of my buddies is homebrewing also and will have 2 kegs ready for the trip, Cervesa and and a Bud clone.

Here are a couple of questions-

Will it be ready in time?

I ordered it with a dry yeast pack, should I purchase a liquid yeast locally instead?

Carbonate with sugar or force carbonate with co2?

Thanks ahead for the advise!
 

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1) It depends on how big the Pale Ale is. You can have a low to moderate gravity pale ale turned around by then.

2) Dry yeast vs. liquid yeast depends on preference as well as on what type of beer you're making. There a bunch of good dry yeasts you can use for pale ales.

3) You can go either way. I prefer to force carbonate, but many people prefer to naturally carbonate their kegs.
 
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Kits states should be FG: 1.010-1.014, yeast is Muntons

My buddy force carbonated his first keg brew and it turned out prettyy good.
 
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April 25-27, 3 days of racin', and drinkin' :ban:
 

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You will have time. If you use the Munton's yeast (6 gram packs) get another one because one does not seem to do the trick. I would force carbonate it as well.
 

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