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Online Jeff M

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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2013, 05:49:43 AM »
Sounds like a winner.  It's fun to have more than one on tap.

How could more then one tap be fun????? i have a hard enough time picking between 2 of my homebrews, let alone 4!
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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2013, 05:02:52 PM »
Ok, the beer kegged and hit it with 22 psi. I left it on for about 5 minutes and removed the disconnect. Is this sufficient? Also, sure as hell beats bottling lol.
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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2013, 06:48:40 PM »
It's sufficient to seal the keg. It will not carbonate though. You would need to leave the gas hooked up for longer to carbonate.
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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2013, 07:55:45 PM »
Yeah, I wouldn't think it would carb it. When I have time to build my keezer here in a month, it will be hooked up for good.
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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2013, 10:10:21 PM »
Why not leave it on and get it carbed? I figure a week at whatever pressure per temp for volume desired.

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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2013, 07:49:25 AM »
My first kegging (corny keg) of 5 gals of an extract kit pale ale from NB:

1.) Corny was a tertiary racking (Primary, Secondary, then kegged)
2.) Added 5 o of priming sugar
3.) Stored room tempy for 3 weeks

Then I finally got the CO2 system (5lb tank, dual regulator)
Hooked it up to the corny, added about 10lb pressure
Went to pull my first glass, immediately and KABOOOSH!

So.  What'd I miss?   Lots of beer wasted as I didn't know about the pressure releif valve (actually, my keg doesn't have one, but the pin lock I could have released it -be careful here too - I just depressed the pin with a screwdriver and again - KABOOOSH!)
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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2013, 07:53:40 AM »
My first kegging (corny keg) of 5 gals of an extract kit pale ale from NB:

1.) Corny was a tertiary racking (Primary, Secondary, then kegged)
2.) Added 5 o of priming sugar
3.) Stored room tempy for 3 weeks

Then I finally got the CO2 system (5lb tank, dual regulator)
Hooked it up to the corny, added about 10lb pressure
Went to pull my first glass, immediately and KABOOOSH!

So.  What'd I miss?   Lots of beer wasted as I didn't know about the pressure releif valve (actually, my keg doesn't have one, but the pin lock I could have released it -be careful here too - I just depressed the pin with a screwdriver and again - KABOOOSH!)

did you give it time to chill?

5 oz for 5 gallons is a lot to start with. I am guessing that you didn't hear any gas going in when you hooked up 10 psi.

on the pin lock pressure release, are you sure you depressed the gas in poppet and not the beer out? if you are sure I suspect that you had a keg full of foam from pulling that first glass (and reducing the pressure inside)

How long is your serving line? if you calculate the pressure inside that keg after 5 oz of priming sugar and at room temp I am guess it was around 20-30 psi which would want a very long serving hose indeed.
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Re: Storing beer in a corny
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2013, 08:39:36 AM »
did not allow it to cool.  I thought that I'd get the first glass to throw out as most of anything left that settled would come out. 

When I finally figured out releasing pressure slowly you could actually see the hose size decrease.  Fun experiement, good story, gor me to sign up for AHA to be a lurker.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 08:42:02 AM by ppbrewclub »
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