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It's Kegging Time!

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9 hours ago, tja1980 said:

Picked up the Series 4 Kegerator today, mmmm taps so shiney... can't wait to fill it 😮 Not before I put a second FV into it this weekend.

Tristan

 

Brewmart?

Think they’ve been hammered in the last week.

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Its always busy when I go over there after work, they got a good stock of them in 🙂

Tristan

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Got my taps today, put them on and kegged the brew dog punk IPA. 

Put it onto serving pressure, burped the keg and placed her into the fridge. 

Sample tasted so good I drank the lot. Nice aroma, and really tasty. 

Might force carb and have a cheeky one tonight.

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Yeah, 5-7 days in my experience. I do this with kegs at the back, as they usually aren't first in line to be poured. Ones at the front get the quick version on high pressure for a day. Can't be arsed with the rocking method, although if I ever did need one carbed in a couple of hours I'd use it.

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I use 45PSI for about 20-22 hours if the beer is already cold. If it goes in at room temp I use 24 hours. Then remove the gas and let it sit for about 6-7 hours before burping any pressure and reconnecting at serving pressure.

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I kegged my Pirate Life IPA today. I only got about 16L into the keg which sucks but what can you do....... 

Initial tastes are very promising. A real sharp bitterness which has been lacking in my IPA's lately. 

Beer Baron

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3 hours ago, Beer Baron said:

I kegged my Pirate Life IPA today. I only got about 16L into the keg which sucks but what can you do....... 

Brew a bigger batch?

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On 11/30/2018 at 3:04 PM, The Captain1525230099 said:

Ok so what pressure should I put it on to have a beer in the next day or so?

Hey Capt, I'm watching this thread and soaking up the info.

I decided to start up via kegging, yet still bottling some for stockpile. 

having said that still  been cleaning kegs, lines etc today !  less work than washing bottles mind you but hooked on the drinking part

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4 hours ago, Guvna said:

Hey Capt, I'm watching this thread and soaking up the info.

I decided to start up via kegging, yet still bottling some for stockpile. 

having said that still  been cleaning kegs, lines etc today !  less work than washing bottles mind you but hooked on the drinking part

I was really surprised when I first racked the beer into the keg, I was like, is that it..... why haven’t I been doing this for 18 months

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51 minutes ago, The Captain1525230099 said:

is that it.

So pretty underwhelming then?

Sounds a bit like racking to a secondary for bulk priming to then fill bottles......  Except without the bulk prime, without washing bottles, without sanitising bottles, without waiting for the bottles to drip dry, without filling the bottles, without capping the bottles, without storing the bottles, without waiting at least two weeks for them to carbonate, without having to wash the bottles as they are opened. 😭

Sounds like I should be saving my penny's to get into this kegging caper.  Then again, if you kegging-types want your beer so easy, why don't you just buy a slab of craft beer from the shops?😁

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On 12/1/2018 at 11:19 PM, Otto Von Blotto said:

Get a bigger fermenter?

Then I will need a bigger fridge!!

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For anyone getting into kegs I ordered a couple second hand kegs from keg king, if i had my time over id buy new kegs, the posts are pretty dodgy i may have to replace them, a few little differences and defects between each keg, got seal replacement kit, should have just bought new to begin with not to say you wont get lucky but why take the risk and end up with more hassles. all in all pretty shit condition, weld repair on one. Got them soaking now and will test for leaks, fingers crossed. 

I bought ball locks for $50 each, may be a better route to buy the pin lock kegs for $30 and replace the posts with new ball lock posts with the money saved.

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That's why I went with all new kegs when I set mine up, didn't want to be faffing around replacing shit before I even started using any of it. Having said that, I got mine from Craftbrewer and I would imagine their reconditioned second hand kegs would be in a like new condition so I could have saved a bit of money, but at the time it wasn't a concern.

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I went new kegs for 3 and I bought a back up refurbished secondhand keg.

All the new ones leaked and I haven’t been able to fix it yet, secondhand one worked a treat. 

Just goes to show ya not all apples are apples 

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16 hours ago, The Captain1525230099 said:

All the new ones leaked and I haven’t been able to fix it yet, secondhand one worked a treat. 

 

This is worrying,  where are they leaking from ? 

 

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8 minutes ago, Mark D Pirate said:

This is worrying,  where are they leaking from ? 

 

Gas in post. When I get home next Wednesday I’ll pull them apart, then put them all back together, then if they don’t seal, I’ll take them back

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