Is anyone successfully lagering in a keg

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Is anyone successfully lagering in a keg

Postby Azorean Brewer » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:55 pm

Hi gang,

I am running out of 5 gallon carboys to lager in and have 4 empty corny kegs, is it OK to lager in a keg ? I don't see why not, just want your opinion (which I know y'all are dying to give me LOL ...)

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Lagering in a Keg

Postby BillyBock » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:39 am

Paul: I lager in kegs all the time. I put a little CO2 in the bottom of the keg and then I drain from the conical into the kegs. Afterwards, I purge the headspace of air, then pressurize the keg to seat the lid. Then it sits for its intended lagering period. You could also force carbonate while it's lagering, which I normally do....but I've been experimenting with filtering lately and it's just easier to filter flat beer :-)

To make things easier, I installed a "T" on a gas line so I could also have a liquid quick disconnect hooked up to gas. This allows me to add the CO2 straight to the bottom of the keg for setting up the initial blanket. It also allows me to bubble CO2 up from the bottom when purging the head space. This also has the benefit of scrubbing away any green beer volatile aromas, ie. sulfur.

So...go for it. Hope this helps and gives you some ideas.

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Yup sounds good

Postby Azorean Brewer » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:26 pm

Thanks Billy,

That's the information I was looking for, sounds like a breeze, I am going to rack my Dortmunder Export off this weekend, so I'll give it a go.

Hang in there,

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