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kegging
« on: August 31, 2010, 08:37:15 PM »
I need a primer on how to use a pony keg (is that right? or do you use something different) instead of bottling (i HATE bottling). Any good resources i should read?
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Re: kegging
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 11:40:03 PM »
Corny, aka corney, aka cornie kegs are what most people use.  Short for cornelius kegs, the name of the company that made them.

There's really not much to it, it's like one big bottle.  You have the option of priming or force carbonating, most people seem to force carbonate.

If you google how to keg homebrew you'll find a ton of resources and some videos as well.  I'd give you links, but I haven't really looked at any of the sites and don't have a favorite.
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Re: kegging
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 04:46:53 AM »
This is the manual you need to read to gain a better understanding of kegging beer.

http://draughtquality.org/f/DBQM_Full.pdf

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Re: kegging
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 08:41:05 AM »
I learned to keg from this, and I still think it's some of the best info around...

http://www.bodensatz.com/staticpages/index.php?page=Soda-Kegs
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Re: kegging
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 04:02:59 PM »
Sweet thanks. Do you have to keep kegs cold all the time or just when you want to drink from them? One of those articles made it sound like you have to keep them in the fridge all the time.
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Re: kegging
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 08:56:36 PM »
Treat them like you would any beer - if you don't mind keeping your bottled beer warm you can keep your kegs warm.  Just know that the warmer it is the faster it will age - sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes not.
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