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Questions tagged [kegging]

The process of moving beer or wine into larger storage containers and sealing them for later consumption. Generally carbonated using CO2 or beer gas (70/30 Nitrogen/CO2).

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removing sugar / dead yeasts / residues from keg

Due to some CO2 cylinder carbonation problems I have resorted to the desperate method of pouring sugar into the keg. Which is probably bad, as I have found out here all I needed was lower temperatures ...
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Bringing Cold Crashed Beer to Room Temperature

So I cold crashed and force carbed a saison recently, but after trying a glass I realized that it might be a little young and too funky. I took the keg out of the fridge and let it warm to room ...
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cider keg carbonation problem

I have applied a method seen on youtube where the keg was laid down and rocked by foot rolling it back and forth for about 5 minutes. Trouble is I did not get much bubbles after about letting it ...
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1/4 MFL to 1/4 MFL does not fit 1/4 FFL to barb. Why?

For my co2 closed transfer setup, I was expecting to be able to screw those 2 items together (male to female): https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/Stainless_Steel_Flared_Union_1_4_MFL_x_1_4_MFL_p/ss-1-4-m-...
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Fixing a “Watery” beer

I brewed a V2 of this NEIPA I was trying to improve and it's currently sitting in the keg awaiting bottling. I brewed on new equipment and I had less boil off than expected so I had maybe a .75-1gal ...
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Should I leave serving pressure on after carbing beer or cider?

I have been brewing for a number of years, bottling most of my beer. I turned to kegging my beer about two years ago. Mostly, everything is fine, however, recently while carbing a batch of beer I didn’...
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kegged cider and oxygen

first timer at both cider and kegs. I have been reading that pumping oxygen (air) into a keg as the beer level goes down in order to maintain carbonation is bad as the oxygen will reignite the ...
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How to fully carbonate a keg with no beer line at very low serving pressure?

I use a tap attached directly to my corny keg (similar to this: https://barleyhaven.com/corny-keg-faucet-tap-ball-lock.html). That means I have my serving pressure at 10kpa. My carbonation method is ...
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Keg filling auto shut off

I'm looking for an auto shut off for keg filling. Not the little ball and site glass thing from GW Kent, and not a $20k fully automated machine for commercial breweries. Just a simple electrical ...
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Is it necessary to condition if kegging in Cornelius with CO2?

I finished lagering and my recipe/ method says after lagering until desired clarity is reached then bottle and add required amount of sugar and condition at room temperature for at least a week. I’m ...
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Gassing kegs of beer

I am really new to using kegs and gas. I forgot to gas the keg and 1 week later attached the gas but the beer will not carbonate. Taste is good and puts a head on when poured which lasts for a while ...
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Clear Beer Hazy After Carbonation

I made a Belgium Grisette, which I have made before. This time I let it sit in the keg under CO2 for a couple of months, as I was out of town. When I returned, I opened the keg, beer was very, very ...
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Should I lube the gaskets of my kegs?

I am new to kegging my beer. In a video I saw somebody putting Vaseline on all of the gaskets of his corny-kegs. I was wondering if this kills the foam of the beer. Or do I have to lube the gaskets ...
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Force carbonating then bottling

I've run into a "bottled yesterday" situation and I need to have 2 12oz bottles for an event tomorrow. The beer in question is a NEIPA. How would I calculate the PSI needed for a crank and shake if I ...
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How to bottle from nitro as a homebrewer?

Does anybody know how to bottle from nitro? I have a nitro beer that I enjoy from my kegerator on a 75:25 N:CO2 gas blend. So far all attempts to bottle this beer on the nitro mix has failed (using ...
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Why is the tubing diameter for a cold plate different on input and output?

I'm making a parts list to make a jockey box out of a spare cooler. I noticed that both Northern Brewer and Micromatic recommend different tubing sizes for the input to the cold plate and the output ...
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Serving through a carbonation stone

Are there any disadvantages to leaving a diffuser stone (0.5micron) in the keg for serving? The one I had bought is attached to a replacement SS dip tube and permanently in the keg. My option ...
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How to eliminate stiff foam from kegerator?

I have a kegerator that holds two, five gallon kegs. The kegs are charged at 25 psi CO2 for two weeks at 70°F (21°C). When I place a keg in the kegerator I release the pressure on the keg. Once ...
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How badly did I oxidize my beer?

I think I oxidized my whole keg. I was attempting a closed transfer but the beer stopped going into the keg so I decided to change the tube but totally forgot about the air in the tube. So when I ...
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Kegging an 11% stout

Stupid question...but I am making an 11% stout with bourbon oak added. I have never kegged anything higher than a 7% so not sure what to expect. Will the higher abv allow it to last longer in the ...
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What to use for quick gas line disconnect, barb on both sides?

My current setup is: CO2 tank -> regulator -> barb -> tube -> ball lock disconnect -> keg -> ball lock disconnect -> tube -> barb -> faucet As the gas tube passes through ...
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Kegs head space

Could I buy a 16 gallon keg and only fill it with 10 gallons of beer and just fill all the headspace with co2? Will this cause the beer to absorb too much and be too carbonated?
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Storing beer in a keg

After beer is done fermenting can I move it to a keg not carbonate it and let it sit for a long time? Or could it sit for a longer period of time after being carbonated?
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Carbonation in a 5 gallon keg with priming sugar

If I purchased a 5 gallon keg online could I carbonate the fermented beer by adding the required amount of priming sugar to the keg? Do I need a CO2 tank or will I be fine just carbonating it with ...
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Bottling after kegging

I have kegged a nut brown ale and it turned out awesome. I would like to put some of it in bottles to save it and ship to friends. Is that possible? Would I need to do anything to it before putting it ...
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Using beer gas in a soda stream

There is documentation online on how to connect a soda stream to a large CO2 tank. I was wondering if this could be done using using tank with 'beer gas', co2/nitrogen, mix and would give the ...
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Someone wants me to brew them a batch, what logistics can be used?

I have not seen anything on this subject, but recently I had a beer tasting and there were several people that wanted a batch for parties or weddings. How do you handle the logistics with such ...
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At what pressure reading should I refill my CO2 tank?

It seems like the pressure reading seems to go from ~400 to 0 when I'm not looking, but some of the regulators have a red area, marking when pressure is low. I ask because I had to order a new ...
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Lack of head from under carbonation? A force carb question

I just brewed by first DIPA, which is batch number 3 for me when it comes to all-grain brewing. I've forced carbonated before, but this is the first time I tried to speed up the process by agitating ...
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How does keg lube help gaskets to seal on a keg?

How, from a physical standpoint, does keg lube help a gasket to seal better on a keg?
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To Keg or not to Keg

I've got a very lovely and quite potent American IPA that I've brewed several times now, from experience I know it'll get down to 1.006 in about 2 weeks if the temp is ideal. The brew has been in for ...
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Can a keg a 1 gallon batch in a 5 gal keg?

I a small batch of 1-gallon that I'd like to force carbonate rather than prime it in bottles. Is it ok to force carbonate? I realize I may be wasting some CO2, but I'm ok with it. If it is ok, do I ...
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Beer clearing in a fermenter or a keg?

I am working on clearing my beer, started using Whirlfloc, giving it time, etc in the primary. I read about some allowing beer to clear in a keg, doesn't the keg get clogged with the settlings? If ...
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Filter plugging from co2 pressure

I have been fermenting in a 42 Blichmann and when transferring the beer I plug the 1 micron filter with yeast even though I have dumped most of trub and yeast during the 3 weeks of fermenting. I use ...
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Kegging, does the beer need to be clear?

Going to start kegging after many years of bottling beer. Watching YouTube, a brewer spoke of letting the beer "clear" for a few weeks before serving. I assumed he meant that he was cold crashing it ...
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Dented Corny Keg

I ordered some new corny kegs and a couple of them arrived with a dent in their side. I was wondering (hoping) if anyone knew of a method of removing those dents. Thanks in advance!
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Replace current quick disconnect barb with 5/16" barb

I recently bought a length of hose for connecting my regulator to my quick disconnects. The hose fits snug on the regulator barb but is very loose on the quick disconnect barb. Here is the hose - 5/...
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Carbonating keg without having it hooked up

I have a kegerator made for one keg. However it holds 2 so I like to have one near ready when the primary keg goes empty. My question is. If I transfer my latest beer batch from the secondary to my ...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

Since I started brewing I've ALWAYS transferred to a secondary after about 2 weeks. This was how I learned and what many recipes say to do so I always did it. And I felt that this was a fantastic way ...
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Is it possible to know how many volumes of CO2 end up in a keg after force carbonating?

There are two methods used to carbonate a keg: Set and forget Force carbonation In the first method, the keg's PSI is set to a value determined by a kegging chart and is left at that PSI for the ...
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Fermenting/Conditioning Longer When Kegging

I'm getting ready to try kegging for the first time and I'm wondering how much conditioning time might be lost in the process (assuming the keg is refrigerated and force-carbonated immediately after ...
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Can Horizontal Kegging be achieved?

I'm was wondering if a keg could be on a horizontal (or slight angle) position and still provide a constant flux? I'm just wondering this because I'm looking to buy a horizontal freezer (which I'm ...
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Kegs - Why use a dual regulator instead of a splitter?

I currently own a dual regulator and use two kegs with it. I want to expand to four kegs can therefore face two options: Purchase a quad regulator Add a splitter to each of the outputs on the dual ...
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Beergas or just c02

I've recently come across there being beergas or G-Mix and co2. I had originally thought that it was just co2 and not a mixture of co2 and nitrogen. What are the issues with just using co2?
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Co2 shut-off valve

My 5lb co2 tank ran out after 2 uses. The 1/6 keg didn't even get kicked. Do u i need to turn the shut off to off to stop flow of co2 so it doesn't run out? Or do I have a leak?
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Poppet not sitting correctly in liquid post.

I'm having some real trouble getting the poppet to sit correctly in the liquid post of my keg. Below is an image with the poppet in: Notice that there is a sizable gap between the poppet o-ring and ...
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Can't maintain pressure on keg

I bought a used replacement regulator on EBay. The gauge for tank pressure doesn't work, but because the one for keg pressure works I can still use it. I successfully carbonated and served from one ...
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Doubling my beer volume

hi guys i'm very new to this beer brewing business. ill be be having a small party this weekend, I'm short on beer, So I'd like to know how do i go about doubling my alcohol volume when diluting it ...
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Fixing keg lid leaks

I have a few kegs with loose lids. That is, the lever doesn't offer a lot of resistance when you close the lid. I think the kegs are leaking CO2 from the lid. I have heard that putting pennies under ...
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Racetrack or standard kegs?

I purchased a pair of ball lock corny kegs at a garage sale recently, and they are in great shape, although they're missing the top cap. Is there an easy way to tell whether they are standard or ...