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How badly did I oxidize my beer?

Some brewers have a unwarranted paranoia about oxygen and beer. Relax. If there were literally a "few bubbles" in the keg then I very much doubt it will cause the beer to oxidise. If the beer was not ...
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kegged cider and oxygen

Yes you will oxidize the cider (or beer or wine) if you don't use CO2 or some other inert gas like Nitrogen (but that has it's own problems). Oxygen will not "reignite" the yeast. Yeast will happily ...
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Kegs - Why use a dual regulator instead of a splitter?

You only need multiple line regulators if you want different beers at different pressures. I think 90+% of people just dispense their beers at the same pressure. Hence, they only use one regulator. ...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

Just becasue you don't use secondary doesn't mean you can't rack to a bottling bucket and bottle from that. That's what I do. So, to answer the question directly, the best way to bottle from a ...
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How to eliminate stiff foam from kegerator?

I would say the beer is over carbonated from the start. Usually 2 weeks at serving pressure 12-14psi at any temp is good for 5 gallon kegs. Your lines could use some adjusting to pour at the same ...
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Kegs head space

Yes you can do that. As long as you have a pressure regulator the head space does not influence how much your beer will be carbonated. Remember that CO2 dissolution in beer mainly depends on pressure ...
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Kegging an 11% stout

Kegged beer should last almost as long as bottled beer if sanitation and gas pressures are properly maintained. I don't think you need to do anything different because you are kegging it. The high ABV ...
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Dented Corny Keg

If the dent doesn't effect the keg volume significantly I would leave it be. If you're familiar with how to repassify stainless you can try to hammer it out with an auto body palm hammer. Unless it ...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

Cold crash to help sediment and compact yeast. Safely tip the carboy 10-15° so you can maximize beer extraction at the end of racking (I use a couple of paperbacks). Do any movement or tipping of your ...
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To Keg or not to Keg

It really doesn't matter which you choose. 2 weeks is not so long that there will be a problem with leaving it. At the same time the gravity is reasonably close, it will be fine if you keg it. One ...
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Lack of head from under carbonation? A force carb question

It could be undercarbed Try the plug and forget method, set at serving psi 12 and let it sit for a week. If in a rush, set to 12psi attached to the out port and tip the keg on its side slightly and ...
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Someone wants me to brew them a batch, what logistics can be used?

Corny keg and 3.5ft 3/16 line with picknic tap and small cO2 tank. In the US you're allowed to produce 200 gallons a year for friends and family use only in a house with two drinking age adults, 100 ...
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How badly did I oxidize my beer?

It shouldn't be a big problem.
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How to bottle from nitro as a homebrewer?

It's carbonated using normal CO2. Nitrogen isn't absorbed into beer. Its just a gas to maintain high pressures without over carbonating. It's bottled using a counter pressure bottler with nitro. The ...
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Force carbonating then bottling

There's isn't any formula or table established for a timescale of force carbonating. The unknown variables that vary too much to quantify are liquid density, container shape, liquid volume, cO2 ...
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Should I lube the gaskets of my kegs?

Vaseline is petroleum based and will degrade black orings. Use food grade silicone spray to keep your keg seals fresh and lubricated.
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Should I leave serving pressure on after carbing beer or cider?

Generally it's OK. You should only lose gas if there's a leak. This goes for whether the bottle is turned on or not. It's a closed system, the CO2 should stay at the same pressure, and thus ...
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1/4 MFL to 1/4 MFL does not fit 1/4 FFL to barb. Why?

The fittings are properly called 45 degree SAE flare fittings, you could check their dimensions against the standard (https://www.ryco.com.au/technical/thread-connector-identification/sae-threads/ ) ...
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Is it possible to know how many volumes of CO2 end up in a keg after force carbonating?

Its not impossible to know how much CO2 is dissolved in the beer. There are tools for measuring it. Many professional breweries use these tools because have an exact carbonation level is important ...
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Best way to avoid stirring up trub while bottling/kegging from the primary?

I like the stainless steel racking cane with the orange seal. (Steril Siphon Starter) https://www.morebeer.com/products/sterile-siphon-starter-3-5-6-65-gallon-carboy-smooth-necks.html?site_id=9 What'...
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Can Horizontal Kegging be achieved?

The only and main problem I see is that the dip tubes in the kegs are made to be used with kegs in the vertical position. That is to say, the bottom of a corny keg is concave, and dip tubes are cut ...
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Beergas or just c02

As brewchez stated it mostly for stouts with a nitro faucet in the homebrew world. But Beergas is preferred commercially if a tap run is really long. The Beergas allows them to push at much higher ...
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Beergas or just c02

Most draft systems for homebrewers use just normal CO2. The beer gas of N2 and CO2 is used for 'nitro' dispense depending on the N2/CO2 ratio.
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Co2 shut-off valve

You have a leak. As long as your connections and lines and kegs are sealed up tight, you don't have to turn off the main valve because there's nowhere for the gas to go. You can spray Star San (or ...
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Beer clearing in a fermenter or a keg?

I worried about the same thing when I started kegging. Surprisingly, it doesn't clog up the pick up tube. Now of course that's dependent on how much junk there is to settle out. The end of every ...
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Can a keg a 1 gallon batch in a 5 gal keg?

Yes it is ok. But I really recommend filling the keg with statsan, then purge with c02, then add the beer into the out port of the keg, releasing the pressure by opening the safety valve. If not ...
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To Keg or not to Keg

2 weeks is no problem at all. Leave it.
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To Keg or not to Keg

1.010 is a good finishing gravity for most IPAs. There's no need to add priming sugar if you're kegging. Force carbonate.
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How does keg lube help gaskets to seal on a keg?

Silicone spray or gels actually absorb into the seal expanding it slightly and helps it slip into place. Overuse can cause the diameter to expand too much to where it won't seal. Use of the wrong ...
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Bottling after kegging

Use a beer gun, growler filler tube, or bottle filler attachment. Release keg pressure and reduce PSI to barley push the beer. 1-2 psi. Chill sanitized bottles, fill and cap. Beer guns are nice ...
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