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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Force Carbonating and Serving Kegs Simulanteously

I'm trying to come up with the most cost effective way to have kegs both force carbonating at 20+ PSI and (other) kegs being served at 10-12 PSI. Obviously, I could buy an entirely separate regulator ...
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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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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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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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Does kegging require a fridge

I was planning on building myself one of these for the summer: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/portable-igloo-cooler-kegerator-172047-post1990392/ I currently bottle all my beer and don't own any ...
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Transporting Pressurized CornyKegs

I wanted to get a batch ready for labor day, so I purchased some kegging equipment and opted to keg this beer. However, I am driving 5ish hours to a lake, where I plan to keep the keg in a ice bath ...
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How do I get CO2 flowing into keg?

I have just kegged my beer and connected the regulator to the CO2 supply. I turn it on and I get no pressure. On my regulator the needle has moved up to the top of the "buy more" zone, but ...
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Do I have to prime if I'm force carbonating?

Time has slipped and I have a brew that needs to be tapped on Saturday. It was in primary for 10 days, and has been in secondary for about 3 weeks now. This will be my first time kegging. If I am ...
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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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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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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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Kegged DIPA lost bitterness and aroma after three weeks in keg

I made my first DIPA with all Citra hops. After about a week in primary, I transferred the beer to a keg, added a little hop sock and added 1oz of Citra. Left it that way for another week and then ...
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Why do people purge kegs before force carbonating?

What is the point in "burping" a keg right before force carbonating it? When the co2 hits the keg during carbonation it is going to provide a protective blanket to any air above it. I am confused ...
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Storing full kegs at room temperature

So I have a related question here, but my questions are the following: I only have one (and only have room for one) dedicated chest freezer/fridge for brewing. I have one beer (Marzen) kegged and ...
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How to clean the CO2 line?

I had a tiny bit of backflow when I put the gasline back on the keg after force carbonation. It just flowed a tiny bit into the connector - nothing got inside the line itself. I read Backflow into ...
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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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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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Kegging Vs Bottling in regards to Conditioning

I recently started kegging, roughly 6 batches ago. Initially I would keg two batches and place them in the refridgerator, waiting two weeks for them to carbonate "naturally" (as opposed to "forced" ...
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Beer gas on corny keg

I have an existing keg of beer that I would like to switch to beer gas. Is this feasible? Are there any problems with doing this?
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CO2 tank slowly losing gas, not sure where the problem lies

So I have a rather simple keezer setup: The left keg is currently being force carbonated at 30 PSI. The top keg is being kept shut off from receiving CO2. The left keg's CO2 line is using a ...
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Aging full kegs out of fridge - carbonate now or later?

I just bought my first two kegs, and don't yet have a fridge set up for them. Even when I do get my fridge set up I plan to have more kegs than will fit at once. When I fill them is it better to ...
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Filtering using a keg and a carboy instead of two kegs

I've read that filtering requires two kegs. I've only got one corny keg but I'd like to filter my brew with a canister or plate filter. Do I risk overly oxidizing the beer if I were to filter from a ...
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What is the pressure limit for PVC tubing on barb?

I'm building a spunding valve and can't locate an adapter from female flare to male pipe thread. Until I can, I'm planning on using reinforced PVC tubing to connect the valve/gauge assembly to the gas ...
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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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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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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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lemon flavor after kegging

So I made Jamil's California Common (minus the chocolate malt) with Wyeast Bavarian Lager yeast (2206). Fermentor samples tasted great, I had about 82% attenuation, so the 'flat' samples were nice ...
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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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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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Keezer ~ Collar vs Faucet top tower

I am just getting ready to setup my keezer. I like the ease of use with a collar, but my little 7 cubic foot freezer is only as tall as my junk. I am concerned that it will be uncomfortable to draw a ...
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How hard must I tighten the posts on the keg?

I purchased two used kegs from NB. I went to Home Depot with one of the kegs and bought the deep sockets to take the posts off. In the store I was unable to pull either the in or out posts out. I ...
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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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Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?

MillerCoors used to sell Coors Light Home Draft and Miller Light Home Draft "kegs" at my local grocery store, but I have not seem them in a long time. The reason I ask is because these units are very ...
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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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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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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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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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how can i carb multiple kegs at the same time?

I have 5 kegs I want to carb with a single co2 tank, I have a splitter, but I don't know if I need to apply the same amount of pressure I apply to a single keg, I carb using the 40 20 method, which is ...
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Additional equipment for cornelius kegging

My local supplier is selling refurbished cornelius kegs for a decent price and I would like to pick one up. I don't know the first thing about kegging though, and more importantly what additional ...
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When is the right time for kegging?

Hi I am about to keg for 1st time and my question is this do we force carbonate right after fermentation is over?For example a lager beer style will go for laggering before or after force carbonation?...
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Converting hose size from CO2 tank

So I am almost done fermenting my first batch of home brew and am about to start kegging it. The only problem is the current hose coming from the regulator is a good bit wider than the nozzle I have ...
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Clean kegged, put back together wrong

I recently brewed my second batch of 2x 5 gallon beers. The first time, kegs were recently reconditioned and so I did a quick clean and filled them up. This time, being some time later, I went ahead ...
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My beer is not carbonating in my Keg

Since I have read so much about how much easier it is to keg your homebrew rather then bottle it, I decided to go ahead and get myself a kegging system setup. So, last week, after my beer was done ...
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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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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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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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kegging and carbonation

I am kegging my first batch ever in the next two weeks. It's a double IPA. My questions are: What pressure is ideal for serving. do i need to turn off my tank every night? Will leaving it on cause ...
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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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What should I expect to pay for pin lock Corny Kegs?

It seems like corny keg prices are all oer the map. doing a simple search for "used pin lock cornelius keg" I see them from $11.99 on ebay to $38.95 on Cornykeg.com That's a huge swing. Relatively ...