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Offline gymrat

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Aging beer in a keg
« on: January 23, 2013, 03:22:44 PM »
I am curious. Why is it that bottled beer supposedly needs a month of conditioning, yet I racked from my fermenter to my keg, put it right in the cooler, and a week later had good beer? Also is there any reason I can't rack to a keg, seal it, and let it sit in room temperature for a few weeks like a secondary?
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Re: Aging beer in a keg
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 03:35:37 PM »
Bottled beer needs 2 weeks to carbonate.  Other than that it would be as ready to consume as a keg that was sitting for two weeks. 

I keg all of my brews from primary.  No reason at all not to do it.

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Re: Aging beer in a keg
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 06:30:18 PM »
I built an air lock that goes onto my keg from the co2 lock so I could use it as a primary probably.  But I mostly use kegs for secondary now especially if I'm going to be adding something to it, it's so much easier than trying to jam stuff through a carboy hole.