Just Kegged for the 1st time

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Stout_Combo, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Really no qualms or questions or tribulations as of yet just incredibly excited and I feel like that was SOOOOO easy! Double nut brown that the girl has dubbed motor oil cause thats what it looks like! haha
     
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  2. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Savant (445) Pennsylvania Jan 4, 2012 Verified

    kegging beats the hell out of bottle priming/bottling. If you only have one keg and are running into beer turnover issues I highly suggest investing in a blichman beer gun so you can bottle beer out of the keg when needed to free it up for the next batch.
     
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  3. philly224

    philly224 Savant (275) Pennsylvania Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    I just kegged for the first time last weekend and going to do it again today. So easy compared to bottling.

    Do those beer guns work well psnydez? I only have 5 foot lines would it work okay with that?
     
  4. The beer gun comes with a 10' small diameter line, which drops the pressure, which helps it work.
     
  5. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    I wouldn't waste the money on the beer gun, when a makeshift bottle filler can be made with less than $10 worth of parts...
     
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  6. It was so much easier then bottling and while I may try my hand at bottling out of the keg i am not certain to invest in the gun or not considering i am intrigued by some of the methods others used to bottle..
     
  7. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    here is a video from youtube user BobbyFromNJ showing what parts are necessary and how to bottle from the keg for roughly $10. I have been doing it this way for quite a while now with great results.

     
  8. As far as the piece of plastic in the picnic tap, that is what I do for club meetings and parties. For a competition, the beer gun is used. Had some beers get knocked down for diacetyl and/or oxidation, so the beer gun solved that problem.
     
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  9. VikeMan

    VikeMan Champion (855) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    Love the beer gun. Used it today. But I also use a bottling wand or a wide hose (both are quick and easy) for growler fills. It really depends on how soon the beer will be consumed.