Kegging Homebrew Instructions

I made the move to kegging homebrew about 1 year ago and will never go back to bottling!

Now having said when I do a batch of 23 liters, I only keg 19 liters so I do end up bottling 3-4 liters, and since I use 1 liter bottles with the Coopers Carbonation drops it is a breeze and actually nice to have a few bottles of home brew kicking about.

However kegging homebrew is the way to go for sure.  Kegging homebrew

==> So much simpler…

==> much more convenient…

==> Cuts down on clean up and bottling times, etc.

Plus it is pretty damn cool to have beer on tap in your home!

 

Learning how to keg homebrew is not difficult…

The following video is all about kegging homebrew and in it I walk you through the 3 methods you can use for kegging homebrew.

Before I get into those 3, I should point out I am using the Corny Kegs… which are basically the old style Coke and Pepsi kegs.

They are still pretty easy to come by, but if you are using a different sort of keg for your homebrew the principals I discuss in the following video still apply.

 

Related: How Not to Keg Homebrew

 

Ok… as I said there are 3 methods of kegging homebrew.

Method #1: Carbonate with priming sugar.

I actually like this method the best, I like the taste of beer that has been carbonated with priming sugar.

Plus when you are kegging homebrew with C02 you will find you still need to let your beer sit in the keg for about 2 weeks in order to condition ad age it so that it tastes good.

And 2 weeks is just about the time it takes to carbonate your home brewed beer with priming sugar, so it saves on C02 and it ages and conditions its.

 

Method #2: Keg beer with C02.

Now when you are kegging homebrew with C02 it is considered force carbonating.

However a lot of people seem to think that force carbonation means you are carbonating the beer fast.

This is wrong… you can slow carbonate or quickly carbonate with C02, both are Force Carbonation.

In this method I carbonate my beer slowly… I hook the keg up to the C02 and I put it up to 10 –15 psi and I let it sit there for at least 1 –2 weeks… check it after a few days and see what the carbonation is like… if you like it then you can reduce the PSI.

 

Related: Kegging Homebew Coopers Real Ale

 

Method #3: This method of force carbonating your homebrew is the quick method.

I do not recommend this method s I find the beer does not taste as good, BUT if you are in a hurry and need some beer quickly then this is how you do it.

Hook your keg up to the C02, crank up the gas to 30 psi and let it sit for 2-3 minutes… disconnect the gas line from the keg, and roll the keg on the ground or on your knees as I do in the video.

Hook the gas back up to the keg, crank er back up to 30 psi, let it sit for a few minutes… dis connect and roll it around again.

Do this 3 – 5 times.

Now you can leave the keg hooked up at 30psi in the fridge for a day and then check it, it should be fully carbonated and you can then reduce the gas to the psi that you like to pour the beer at. I find 2-4 psi is a good pour psi.

 

Learning how to keg beer I found is a trial and error thing… what I just said may not work identical for you… try it this way and then modify it as you go.

The last thing in kegging homebrew is to make sure that when you first connect the gas you crank it up to 30 psi and then when the gurgling stops, release the gas… do this 2-3 times… it purges the keg of any oxygen and also makes sure the keg has a good seal on it.

Alright lets get on with the How to Keg Homebew video…

 

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Until next time… keep on a Brewing!

Big Robb out…

Big Robb Home brewing

 

 

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