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HungryFisherman
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So, I'm targeting a first time brew date at the beginning of September. We will be starting out with extract brewing. I have a solid understanding of the brewing and fermentation steps. I have some questions about kegging the beer.

Do yall use a priming solution when kegging the beer? I'm assuming that charging the keg with CO2 will not provide enough carbonation? If you use the priming solution, do you add it to the keg first, then siphon the beer into the keg?

TIA for any advice. I'm sure we will be back in this thread with some more questions before too long.


s14suspense
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Do yall use a priming solution when kegging the beer? I'm assuming that charging the keg with CO2 will not provide enough carbonation? If you use the priming solution, do you add it to the keg first, then siphon the beer into the keg?


No, always force carbonate.

LINK

pretty thorough link that covers the kegging process.


HungryFisherman
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Thank a lot! Bookmarked. Very easy to follow breakdown.


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BottomlandBrew
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The only time I use priming sugar in kegs is if its a beer with brett in it. Pressure does magical things to brett, so I usually pour an ounce or two of sugar in the keg then rack on to that. I purge the keg with CO2, put it at 10 psi to seat the lid, then remove the CO2 input and let it ride for a month or two.


LoneStarTiger
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Finally checked my saison, gravity is at 1.007. The 565 went beast mode on this bitch. Ended up really nice and clear, and very tasty. very pleased with this beer. Gonna cold crash tonight and keg tomorrow.

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BugAC
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I've never used 565. I've only used wyeast 3711 (french saison) for both my saisons. I'm brewing a pumpkin saison next, and i'm using 3711 again for the spice character. But my next saison i will experiment with 565, and add a touch of sour dregs to it.


s14suspense
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Just mashed in on our TropicAle.

Fun fact. Didn't have to add water or use the burner. Heat and humidity provided mash water and strike temp.
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Fun fact. Didn't have to add water or use the burner. Heat and humidity provided mash water and strike temp.



That is pretty awesome! How did the rest of the brew day go?


s14suspense
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lol. Went just fine. Fermenting away last night.


Fratastic423
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No brewing for me this weekend. Need to figure out a way to ferment and lager at the same time. First world problems


LoneStarTiger
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Left the pressure on the keg at around 40 yesterday to force carb. Still kind of flat. Should I rock it and leave it at 40 or just leave it at 9-10 and wait for it to eventually get there?


kennypowers816
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HungryFisherman and I decided to test run some of our new equipment today. We still need to get a few more things before we actually brew but we wanted to make sure we knew what we were doing before we start.

Target date for the first brew is Sept 6. Here's a few pics from today. We are pretty excited about it.







I'm sure we'll post a few more questions for y'all over the next couple of weeks.


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BottomlandBrew
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eft the pressure on the keg at around 40 yesterday to force carb. Still kind of flat. Should I rock it and leave it at 40 or just leave it at 9-10 and wait for it to eventually get there?



You can go ahead and give it a shake and let it site for a couple hours and try again.


LoneStarTiger
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I rocked it again and gassed it back to 30 or so and it's pretty good now. Good enough for me, anyways
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PANTHER
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I always have sediment when I bottle, if I keg it is the problem less?


LoneStarTiger
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You won't notice until you clean the keg.


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TomSpanks
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Anyone happen to know where I could score a couple of kegs to turn into keggles? I've been scouring Craigslist for a while and after several horrible almost scores I'm at a loss. TIA for any help.


LSUGrad00
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You could try putting up an 'ISO' for sale by owner post?

Seems like there are always tons of kegs listed during / after football season and the supply dries out during the summer.


BottomlandBrew
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I need to get one more brew in this week before I go into shutdown mode for a move. I'll bottle two batches of sours, and keg two more batches in anticipation of the move. I don't feel like moving carboys full of beer, but I'd like to have some ready to drink when I move into a new place.


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s14suspense
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I always have sediment when I bottle, if I keg it is the problem less?


That's a result of natural carbonation. Yeast sediment leftover from what was in there to carbonate the beer. Not a bad thing for the most part just be sure not to pour the last 1/4".


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