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Title: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: stevefry on July 20, 2014, 12:44:52 PM
I am wanting to brew a bock and in the past, I have brewed it in the winter, in an unheated garage, using an electrically heated control box for temperature control.  I was wanting to try using a corney keg, if I can find a lid that has been modified to accept a stopper and airlock.  Has anyone tried this or know someone that has?  Steve
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: Jeff M on July 20, 2014, 01:02:02 PM
Do you want to ferment it in a corny or cold condition it? 
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: Stevie on July 20, 2014, 01:18:53 PM
 You can wedge a small stopper and airlock in the prv in the lid or use a gas disconnect and tubing connected to the gas post as a blowoff.
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: brewinhard on July 20, 2014, 02:33:54 PM
Are you talking about performing the primary fermentation in a corny keg, or lagering in the corny keg?
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: jamminbrew on July 20, 2014, 02:39:40 PM
I have lagered in corny kegs before. Just like Steve said, I put a connector on the gas-in post with a short length of tubing that fed into a little bucket of star-san. I've had great results.
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: brewinhard on July 20, 2014, 02:43:00 PM
If you are lagering, then why do you need to attach an airlock or blow-off tube?  Lagering is simply storing the beer in cold condition for a period of maturation time.  When I brew my lagers, I ferment in glass for primary, then immediately close transfer to a corny keg and put it in my fridge for lagering. 
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 20, 2014, 03:02:30 PM
If you are lagering, then why do you need to attach an airlock or blow-off tube?  Lagering is simply storing the beer in cold condition for a period of maturation time.  When I brew my lagers, I ferment in glass for primary, then immediately close transfer to a corny keg and put it in my fridge for lagering. 

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Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: stevefry on July 20, 2014, 11:32:13 PM
I am wanting to cold ferment and condition
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: beersk on July 21, 2014, 02:55:38 AM
He's talking about primary fermentation in the keg. I do this exclusively and it works great. Like others said, use a gas disconnect and a piece of tubing clamped to it, run it into a jar of sanitizer or water. Works great and you can do a closed transfer to your serving keg or bottling keg. No air exposure...
Title: Re: Lagering in a corney keg
Post by: stevefry on July 21, 2014, 11:31:02 AM
Thank to all that responded.  You gave me an easy solution. Cheers.