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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Using corny keg without a gas dip tube

Just thinking about removing a gas tip tube to maximize headspace. What if I just slide its o-ring on the post? That should in theory keep the keg sealed. What do you guys think?
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new CO2 leak at regulator connection

I had to exchange my first CO2 tank and when I went to connect the regulator to the new tank I am able to screw it on but there is still a leak from the connection not matter the tightness. Is this ...
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Can you keg your homebrew in a cleaning keg?

I have been brewing beer for a couple of months now. I currently have a beer line and tap in my garage that has a cleaning keg for running cleaning solution through the lines. I was just wondering if ...
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Clarifying beer that’s already carbonated and under pressure using fermzilla

I don’t have refrigerator space to cold crash my fermentor so I’m cold crashing in the keg. I usually also add gelatin to the keg, crash it to 5 degrees, add gelatin, and leave it for 24 hours before ...
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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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How to fit kegging into a small house

We have a very tiny house. I brew in the garage and bottle there. I want to keg so bad but I am having trouble finding room for some kegs (in something to keep them cold). Anyone have some genius idea ...
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Transferring carbed beer between kegs at different temps - will it retain carbonation?

Say I have a keg of beer at around room temp. (23C/73.4F). I want 2.2 volumes of CO2 carbonation so using this calculator I figure out I need to add 25.83PSI of pressure - some time later the beer is ...
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Re-use the mini kegs that are used in 'Krups Beer Tender' for home brewing?

For me, these 5 liter kegs seem like the perfect device for storage as well as remaining fresh when making beer. I understand there is a way to remove the top piece of the mini keg with some type of ...
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First Time Brewer: Skipping secondary fermentation, bottling and a few other questions

I'm brewing my first batch of home brew, 'Hank's Hefeweizen' from Norther Brewer (extract). The instructions say 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary, and 2 weeks bottle conditioning. I did not check my ...
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Corny keg post sizes

My corny keg has two O-rings on each post is this ok? As my other keg only has one, do I leave both O-rings on or remove one?
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Aggressive foam from Keg

For the record, I am using some storebought kegs, but figure you guys know more about all of this than I do. EDIT: I checked the internet and the couplers to the keg are of the sanke variety. Here's ...
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Off-flavour after carbonation

I tasted the beer when it came out of the fermenter and it was great. I cooled it to 4 degrees then I racked it into the keg and force carbonated - about 1 minute at 300kPa, a good few minutes of ...
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Carbonation in keg

I did my first kegged beer last week, I put the beer in and turned the co2 to about 35 and purged the tank about 5 times. I then shook the beer on the co2 for 3 minutes and then turned off the co2 ...
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How long do I need to carbonate a keg?

I've recently inherited a keg system from a friend moving interstate and have just dropped my first batch into the keg. I found this chart from a link here that shows CO2 units by pressure & ...
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Can I force carbonate a half-full keg of homemade cola?

I make some small batches of home-made cola, tonic water, and ginger ale - usually making a batch of syrup, then mixing up a corny keg full and force-carbonating it over a few days. Normally I bottle ...
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Kegging time for beer under pressure or not?

I want to keg my latest stout. If I plan to have it in the keg for a few weeks before a party, do I need to put pressure on it or not? If pressure, how much pressure? I know the day before ...
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Should I leave the CO2 Cylinder connected after force carbonation?

I connected my CO2 Cylinder to my Keg and have it currently force-carbonating. However, it will only be needed next week friday. Should I leave the CO2 Cylinder connected for 8 days at 20psi, or ...
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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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no prime up in kegging

2 gall plastic barrel 2" cap with vent, you know the sort. never pressured up, and its a new barrel new cap,no leaks. I decided on fresh yeast from off my spin plate, looked fine enough, added another ...
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Kegging and dispensing over distance/elevation using keg pressure or something else

A few years ago I set off to turn my kitchen dry bar into a wet bar by routing beer from my kegerator to the taps 10 or so feet above. I was advised against it by some employees at my local home brew ...
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closed keg fermentation - is it taking place?

long story short - primed the keg with sugar, let it raise up to temperature, can't hear any gargling. IS my sugar carbonation taking place or all the old yeasts have died ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Force carbonation through beverage out line

It seems as though there are two predominant methods of kegging: "saturation over time" and "high pressure and shaking". I have also seen only two references to another method: connecting the Gas In ...
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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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How can I avoid a lot of foam in the first pint from the keg?

Whenever I go to get a pint from the keg, the first pint is always foamy. I have to fill the glass up about 1/3 of the way and dump it out, just to the pour actual beer. I usually carbonate by ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...