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Lagering in a corney keg
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:44:52 AM »
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

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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 06:02:02 AM »
Do you want to ferment it in a corny or cold condition it? 
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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 06:18:53 AM »
 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.

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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 07:33:54 AM »
Are you talking about performing the primary fermentation in a corny keg, or lagering in the corny keg?

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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 07:39:40 AM »
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.
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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 07:43:00 AM »
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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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 08:02:30 AM »
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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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 04:32:13 PM »
I am wanting to cold ferment and condition

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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 07:55:38 PM »
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...
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Re: Lagering in a corney keg
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 04:31:02 AM »
Thank to all that responded.  You gave me an easy solution. Cheers.