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Oxidation during kegging?
« on: December 04, 2016, 05:09:03 PM »
I kegged today (3rd time overall). After auto-siphoning about 1/2 gallon into the keg, I realized that I have forgotten to place some co2 at the bottom of the keg, so I removed the auto-siphon and pumped co2 into the keg, that's when I heard liquid moving. I then put the auto-siphon back on and heard bubbling from the keg, I am under the impression that this was oxygen.  Is the beer ruined? After the keg was filled, I purged it a few times with co2 and then set it in the kegerator for carbonation.

I have also noticed that some trub ran up the auto-siphon, is this going to be a problem?  I intended on bottling this batch with a beer gun and passing it out for Christmas gifts.
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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 05:09:49 AM »
I would say that it's definitely not ruined.  You did the right thing by giving it a blanket of CO2 and then purging the keg a few times.  No sweat, Chet.  Hope it turns out great for you and your giftees. 

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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 02:38:21 PM »
I don't recommend this, but, on the last batch I kegged my autosiphon broke. I ended up picking up the fermenter and pouring it into the keg.

No oxidation problems yet. The batch won't last long.

I did purge the keg with CO2 first and quite a bit of yeast went in the keg with the beer.

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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 05:38:16 PM »
I don't recommend this, but, on the last batch I kegged my autosiphon broke. I ended up picking up the fermenter and pouring it into the keg.

No oxidation problems yet. The batch won't last long.

I did purge the keg with CO2 first and quite a bit of yeast went in the keg with the beer.
Seriously? lol you poured the beer into the keg??? Wow... I'd have rigged up an old school siphon with just a hose (had to do that before when auto siphon stopped working).
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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 05:56:22 PM »
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Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 07:52:18 PM »
I don't recommend this, but, on the last batch I kegged my autosiphon broke. I ended up picking up the fermenter and pouring it into the keg.

No oxidation problems yet. The batch won't last long.

I did purge the keg with CO2 first and quite a bit of yeast went in the keg with the beer.
Seriously? lol you poured the beer into the keg??? Wow... I'd have rigged up an old school siphon with just a hose (had to do that before when auto siphon stopped working).
Seriously. I couldn't get the old school siphon to work either.  I usually don't use a fermenter that needs siphoning at all. My other fermenter has a spigot. Overtime I guess I lost the tubing which was long enough to siphon. It was a cluster and I just gave up.

All's well that ends well though. The beer is great.

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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 08:19:37 PM »
Seriously. I couldn't get the old school siphon to work either.  I usually don't use a fermenter that needs siphoning at all. My other fermenter has a spigot. Overtime I guess I lost the tubing which was long enough to siphon. It was a cluster and I just gave up.

All's well that ends well though. The beer is great.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2016, 08:22:40 PM »
Seriously. I couldn't get the old school siphon to work either.  I usually don't use a fermenter that needs siphoning at all. My other fermenter has a spigot. Overtime I guess I lost the tubing which was long enough to siphon. It was a cluster and I just gave up.

All's well that ends well though. The beer is great.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
At the time, I figured what the heck our grandfather's generation brewed in buckets under the bed...

The beer turned out great.

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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 08:33:33 PM »
Seriously. I couldn't get the old school siphon to work either.  I usually don't use a fermenter that needs siphoning at all. My other fermenter has a spigot. Overtime I guess I lost the tubing which was long enough to siphon. It was a cluster and I just gave up.

All's well that ends well though. The beer is great.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
At the time, I figured what the heck our grandfather's generation brewed in buckets under the bed...

The beer turned out great.

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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 10:39:33 PM »
I would say that it's definitely not ruined.  You did the right thing by giving it a blanket of CO2 and then purging the keg a few times.  No sweat, Chet.  Hope it turns out great for you and your giftees.

It's only been carbonating for a week at 8psi but I had to try it out. Everything seems to be fine, no off flavors or anything unusual with it. I'll just pour a couple of pints until it runs clear and I'll run the beer gun.

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Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 01:18:55 AM »
I don't recommend this, but, on the last batch I kegged my autosiphon broke. I ended up picking up the fermenter and pouring it into the keg.

No oxidation problems yet. The batch won't last long.

I did purge the keg with CO2 first and quite a bit of yeast went in the keg with the beer.

This is awesome. I have a crazy visual in my head right now of you pulling this off. Drink that one fast!