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Ageing beer in kegs

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1 year 1 month ago #2416 by Birdy Bro
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Hi All,
I'm wondering if any of you have aged your beer in kegs, and if so for how long and what the outcome was?

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1 year 1 month ago #2419 by Gash
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I have aged beer in kegs, it works, although if you want to age for a long time unrefrigerated it would probably be a good idea to rack just before ferment is finished or add some carbing sugar to the keg when you fill it, usually half the amount you would use for bottling. If you are going to age in the keg but keep it refrigerated this isnt an issue, so you'd just fill and purge out the oxygen and then store.
I much rather aging this way or in bottles, I don't like aging in fermenters its cumbersome with no real advantages. Cheers!
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5 months 2 weeks ago #2997 by Finnroo
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I just finish fermenting a 6.4%ESB and I want to condition in a secondary class carboy in a fridge for a couple of weeks until I get my kegging system up and running.
Do I crash cold the beer before racking or does it not matter either way?
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5 months 2 weeks ago #3000 by Gash
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I wouldnt bother cold crashing before hand mate, it might actually pay to add a small amount of sugar/ldm so it ferments a touch to fill the top of the carboy with CO2, if there is going to be some space in the top, to try and stop it oxidising.

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5 months 1 week ago #3011 by Finnroo
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Thanks for that advice its something to remember and put into practice so cheers.
Ive got my keg set up and beer in and had a wee bit of carnage just getting used to setting it up. I got there in the end.
I m not really getting a good pour and im wondering why. So im carbonating at 20 ,how do i get it down to 10 with out burping it. Well i did burp it and got it to 10 but the flow was a dribble, cranked it up to 20 again and it was better but a bit foamy although not too much.
I did take out the gas post when i first got it home to have a look and there was a spring and valve and i now wonder if i put it back the right way.?
I am also usung 2 metres of line for both gas and beer/
Im having a beer from it and apart from this pouring issue its fantastic. I dont know what im doing so please help ,have been scanning your you tube vids for answers. cheers

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5 months 1 week ago #3012 by Finnroo
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Also i had beer coming out the beer post when i didnt have the easy connect on. dont know why.

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5 months 1 week ago #3013 by Gash
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ok, need more detail, exactly how long its been at 20 etc also do you know what the ID Inner Diameter of your beer line is?

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5 months 1 week ago #3014 by Gash
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Temperature its been at etc. the whole lot

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #3015 by Finnroo
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Thanks mate I just got it sorted. I had the beer post valve around the wrong way . The clue was when beer came out the beer post when the line wasnt plugged in. Changed it around and i works perfect.
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5 months 1 week ago #3016 by Gash
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excellent!
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Gash - Sat 14 Jul - 21:42

ah well, seems Ive answered on one and Finroo on the other, no dramas, all good!

Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Sat 14 Jul - 16:16

Managed to double post a topic, can you delete the second one Gash?Cheers Chris

bradobrew - Wed 20 Jun - 20:42

Thanks for the help gash. bradobeer, bradobrew its almost the same haha

Gash - Mon 18 Jun - 18:09

Sorry mate, missed this message! Hope everything is ok! Cheers

Finnroo - Tue 12 Jun - 17:32

Finn roo here, im g oing to take a monthoff social media because of my health issues.Cellar dweller is something i have come to enjoy just putting my 2 bobs worth in and enjoying it. Cheers Gash and thank you so much for everything see you in 4 weeks

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