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Offline shane

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Mini kegs
« on: March 29, 2011, 05:59:34 PM »
  I just recently purchased my first mini 2 1/2 - 3 gallon corny's. I love it. You can keg 1/2 a batch and bottle the other half. They are kind of pricey but I found some for $70 a piece used. I would definetly recommend them.
  I put exactly 2 1/2 gallons in my bottling bucket and added 5/8 cup of dme (3/8 corn sugar). And force carbonated the keg. Takes the monotony out of bottling and you can enjoy a good beer now AND later.
pri   ESB,  english pale ale
sec  amarillo ale   SBL
       cascade ale   honey nut brown
       shane adam's  blueberry ale
       pale lager,    
keg  irish red
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Offline Berkyjay

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Re: Mini kegs
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 01:20:41 AM »
  I just recently purchased my first mini 2 1/2 - 3 gallon corny's. I love it. You can keg 1/2 a batch and bottle the other half. They are kind of pricey but I found some for $70 a piece used. I would definetly recommend them.
  I put exactly 2 1/2 gallons in my bottling bucket and added 5/8 cup of dme (3/8 corn sugar). And force carbonated the keg. Takes the monotony out of bottling and you can enjoy a good beer now AND later.

I've always wanted to grab one of these to test the flavor differences between kegged and bottled beer.  But they are pretty pricey since they normally are brand new and not reconditioned like the 5 gallon korny kegs.

Offline shane

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Re: Mini kegs
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 04:15:01 PM »
  Yeah, even at $70 I still had to explain to my wife that this a great deal, like the fifth pair of sneakers you bought that were on sale. I'll probably get another one. As far as the taste difference I can't tell you because a 3 gallon keg does'nt last the 10 days to bottle condition. That's not a bad thing is it? Nah I didn't think so. If your near Connecticut, I found mine at Maltose Express in Monroe Ct. A great brewers store. They actually wrote the book "CLONE BREWS" and are coming out with another one soon. Good luck though, definetly look into kegging, it is well worth it.
pri   ESB,  english pale ale
sec  amarillo ale   SBL
       cascade ale   honey nut brown
       shane adam's  blueberry ale
       pale lager,    
keg  irish red
up next a Rye P A,

 

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