Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beer Pouring Again

I kegged two batches last night. And tonight I am drinking pints of both. That's one thing I love about kegging: very little waiting. Essentially, once the beer is cold it can be drinkable if you choose to carbonate it quickly. The other option is to put it on CO2 and wait 2-3 days, but 20 minutes of attention will fix that.

The method: Lay the kegs down on their sides while connected to the CO2 (turned up to maybe 20 lbs) and periodically (or constantly) roll/shake the kegs around. You should be able to hear the gas moving into the kegs. Keep doing this until the you don't hear much CO2 moving. Then you are done. Turn your pressure back down and put the kegs back in the fridge. They should be ready to go. The biggest problem is potentially over-pressurizing the beer, but if that happens, it will settle itself out soon enough.


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