PeterS

Kegging in the cold

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PeterS    1

Hi all. 

I've  just kegged my 1st brew, and struggling to get my American pale ale above 17 deg. Even put a blanket around them. Ambient temp right now is 20deg. I'm in Brisbane. What are other doing? 

 

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Deeks    140

I don't worry about the keg temperature too much. The only thing that would worry me is if the temperature gets too high it may affect the taste and carbonation of the beer a bit. If the temperature is low then it may take a bit longer than the recommended 2 weeks to condition enough.

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Beard Droid    29

HI Peter,

Yep Deeks is bang on, there will still be plenty of suspended yeast for you to get secondary fermentation. Just be sure to leave the kegs to condition a little longer than the recommended 2 weeks, yeast are a lot like us and get lazy when its too cold ?. 

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PeterS    1

Thanks. That's what I expected. This way I won't get deformed kegs or leaking thread like I've seen others with. Will check them out next weekend (3wks). 

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