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Offline justenpelton

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adjusting sweetens in a keg??
« on: May 22, 2011, 06:17:19 pm »
What is the best way to adjust sweetens in a keg?  Mainly I am concerned with adding the honey without introducing oxygen.  I thought about racking into a carboy, then back to the keg? I was wondering how others add there honey/water mixture, and if oxygen is a concern when you pouring into a keg blanketed with co2. ???

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Re: adjusting sweetens in a keg??
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 09:31:33 pm »
Adding it isn't the problem. Not enough oxygen will be introduced by just pouring in some honey through a blanket of co2.

The honey will add more fermentable sugars to the mix and it will ferment at serving temps albeit slowly. Not a problem if one plans to drink it up rapidly.  Otherwise the brew will be overcarbed.  And not sweeter.
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