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Title: conditioning beer in keg
Post by: lees_brew on February 17, 2011, 10:00:14 am
I forced carbanated my last batch and it came out great. But what I did being that I am working on frig for my kegs is I pressured up keg to 10psi disconnected all lines and was going to let it condiction for a week or so. Is this OK or will it mess something up? Should I release the pressure and let it just sit?

Thanks
Lee
Title: Re: conditioning beer in keg
Post by: hamiltont on February 17, 2011, 10:10:12 am
Don't let the pressure off. It will be just fine.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: conditioning beer in keg
Post by: corkybstewart on February 17, 2011, 10:43:10 am
I use kegs for extended secondary all the time.  I brew 10 gallon batches and keg the beer.  One keg goes to the kegerator, the other to the closet.  I hit them with about 30-35 psi CO2 to make sure they are sealed and then I just leave the keg alone until I need it whether it's a month or 6 months.
Title: Re: conditioning beer in keg
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 18, 2011, 08:11:24 pm
I would like to say that your 10 psi of CO2 will be dissolved in to the beer.
I would leave it connected to CO2 if possible.
Title: Re: conditioning beer in keg
Post by: corkybstewart on February 18, 2011, 09:07:05 pm
I would like to say that your 10 psi of CO2 will be dissolved in to the beer.
I would leave it connected to CO2 if possible.
Once the keg is completely sealed there's no need to keep it hooked to CO2.  Obviously it would be ideal to put each keg into the fridge and hook it up so that when it's needed it's ready, but that's usually not realistic.  As long as the headspace is purged of oxygen and the keg is sealed it can sit for a long time, assuming the temps are reasonable.