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Old 16-05-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Have I got the procedure right for dealing with my first ever cornie kegging ?

Syphon clear beer into cornie, purge with CO2 and seal, the brew can then be left for any number of days to mature if need be.
When its time to carbonate, put 30psi of gas on and leave for a couple of days ( cooler the better) with gas connected.
Reduce to serving pressure 3psi and drink...

Is that right ?
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Old 16-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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Is that right ?
It is if you are in the US and like drinking fizzy beer . . . or are trying to produce rather expensive foam fire extinguishers
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Old 16-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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so jealous , 1 day i will have some ( i hope) good luck with it , i have been reading these posts as i know nothing about em so i'll most likely be asking the same old question
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Old 16-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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he hee Aleman

No I don't like overly carbonated beers. Guess I should reduce the pressure ....

further question when beer is carbonated, can you disconnect the gas and just leave it off, putting the gas on to serving pressure when required or once carbonated does the gas have to be on at all times...sorry for stupid questions

Darned Craig doesn't answer the important question..
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Old 16-05-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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I force carbonate it AT the serving pressure . . . that way you can't over carbonate it and serve nothing but foam...

Thank you for the post circa 2011, I've read the thread thoroughly

frigging 6 typing errors in above post to correct....so much for Sarah Hughes Mild not being too strong !!
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Old 16-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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Can you use a cornie keg with a handpump? That might be a really stupid question!
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Old 16-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #7
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Can you use a cornie keg with a handpump? That might be a really stupid question!
My guess is yes, as long as you look like popeye! And only pump CO2 in!!
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Old 16-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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Can you use a cornie keg with a handpump? That might be a really stupid question!
You need a cask breather which only allows in co2 to cover what is taken out, you don't have it under pressure.
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Old 17-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #9
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Woo hoo....
I'm now the proud owner of 2 Cornies, thanks abeyptfc and Drayman.

My gas supplier has let me down he has no cylinders available till late next week....

but I got Cornies and disconnects....

and a small party hand pump from Buster.

Cheers all. I think my golden delicious will be destined to be kegged....
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Old 17-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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further question when beer is carbonated, can you disconnect the gas and just leave it off, putting the gas on to serving pressure when required or once carbonated does the gas have to be on at all times
No the gas doesn't have to be on at all times, I turn mine off because if you have. Leak anywhere you will empty your gas bottle pretty quickly.

When force carbonating remember to re pressurise for a couple of days while the beer absorbs the co2
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