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Re: Using Corny Keg for Secondary?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2010, 12:28:11 PM »

Cornies are great!
Put enough CO2 pressure in to seal the lid.

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Couldn't agree more. Do it all the time.
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Re: Using Corny Keg for Secondary?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 09:24:28 AM »
Did you use the WY old ale yeast? Because that has a strain of brettanomyces as well as whatever other yeast they are using and it will continue to ferment for a while. In that case, just continue to vent the keg.

Would brett or other bacterias nest in the corny and cause contamination problems with future brews? Poppets, o-rings, scratches on the interior of the keg/dip tube?
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Re: Using Corny Keg for Secondary?
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2010, 11:17:13 AM »
I use my cornies for primary and secondary. I just remove the guts from the poppet and the gas in connector then hook up a blow off hose. I use a foam controller to keep the krausen down. I then transfer to a sanitized and purged keg when fermentation is complete - usually about 2-3 weeks. As this point I can prime for natural conditioning or pop it in the serving fridge with a gas line and it is ready to go. For low gravity beers like bitters I will install a spunding valve after 2 days of fermentation and allow the remaining fermentation to carbonate so I can have a beer brewed and served in about 6 days. I just cold crash overnight and then counter pressure transfer to a second keg and it is ready to serve.
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Re: Using Corny Keg for Secondary?
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2010, 01:04:32 PM »
Did you use the WY old ale yeast? Because that has a strain of brettanomyces as well as whatever other yeast they are using and it will continue to ferment for a while. In that case, just continue to vent the keg.

Would brett or other bacterias nest in the corny and cause contamination problems with future brews? Poppets, o-rings, scratches on the interior of the keg/dip tube?

Possible. I replace gaskets and o-rings and boil poppets afterwards to be sure. But star san takes care of everything else.
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