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JasperMac

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Hello all, I'm a new to brewing, especially kegging. I am wondering if I still need to do a secondary fermentation. If so, do I use sugars or what? I have my batch brewing now and am not quite sure what the next step is since I'm not putting it right into bottles for secondary/carbonation. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
 

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you can secondary in a carboy if you want to, or secondary in a keg also, but if you do it in a keg you may get some sediment in your first few beers.

i always secondary in a carboy for a week or two and then transfer to the keg and either force carb or keg condition.

hope this helps.
 
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sTango said:
you can secondary in a carboy if you want to, or secondary in a keg also, but if you do it in a keg you may get some sediment in your first few beers.

i always secondary in a carboy for a week or two and then transfer to the keg and either force carb or keg condition.

hope this helps.

Thank you. Now if I force carb, does that mean I don't need to add any sugars or anything. Thanks again.
 

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Correct you will be adding carbonation with the C02 you hook up to the keg. Some people still add sugar to the brew and let it carb naturally for a week or so, then hook the keg to the C02 for dispensing pressure.
 
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