Hey everyone, finished my keezer last week, kegged Dead Ringer IPA. Was initially going to force carb however the values on the regulator were warped, the reading itself. Left it at 12 psi for a week, poured my first glass down the sink, next glass was awesome, perfect carb and no excessive foam. I officially love kegging
That’s exactly how I felt when I took the plunge. Best part is now you can also bottle clear, sediment free beer from the keg for gifting with minimal effort when and as needed.
How about the 55 minutes of saved time? That was my favorite part!
how about some beer porn? Post a pic!
Yeah, the times savings compared to bottling is beyond sweet. Didn’t know I could bottle right from my keg, although it makes sense, that is cool. I just got the replacement values from NB today, now I have accurate readings from the regulator. Here is the beer porn picture, not the best as I was trying to pour and take a picture at the same time. Next purchase for me is stout setup, which I saved the center tap for, can’t wait.
I can still remember how earth-shatteringly awesome it was to first start kegging. Years later, I still just marvel at how cool it is to have a fridge that dispenses 4 kinds of beer at the pull of a lever. :cheers:
Better kick your brewing into high gear - you’ll burn through those first few kegs pretty fast!
[quote=“hank1105”]Yeah, the times savings compared to bottling is beyond sweet. Didn’t know I could bottle right from my keg, although it makes sense, that is cool. I just got the replacement values from NB today, now I have accurate readings from the regulator. Here is the beer porn picture, not the best as I was trying to pour and take a picture at the same time. Next purchase for me is stout setup, which I saved the center tap for, can’t wait.
I’d call that 70’s beer porn. Kinda grainy, fuzzy, but still a turn on
Congratulations, there’s nothing like kegging after bottling and that 1.5 hours savings is icing on the cake. But dude, you’s got’s to drink that first pint!
Don’t toss it :cheers:
Can you keg without a keezer or a way to chill the keg. Just decant into a growler.
At least until the $$ show up for a fridge…
Whats the upfront cost to do this?
Always heard to dump the first pour. So true about stepping up my beer brewing, have an empty keg just sitting there, hopefully can brew this weekend if the weather cooperates.
Regarding kegging without chilling the keg, I suppose you could do that, but you would lose some carb when going to the growler after a couple of days. Regarding the costs, actually much more than I had originally budgeted. The dual keg setup I received from my wife for Christmas, 2 new kegs, dual regulator, hoses and 10 lb CO2 tank, all from NB, think it was like $450 or something like that. Then comes the keezer, which can have many variables. I have seen a keezer with a simple collar on a used chest freezer and it does the job. I purchased a new GE 7 cu ft chest freezer, that was $229.00. Then all the wood (red oak is damn expensive), faucets, shanks, drip tray, lighting (yes I used led lighting on my, looks cool) and various other expenses, most likely came out to another $400 easily. Oh and I am still not done, want to get a stout setup, which is a seperate nitro tank for beermix. With that said, pouring your first beer out of the keezer is a life moving event I posted pics of my keezer setup on homebrewtalk.com
I just started brewing and went with a couple of kegs, really was not looking forward to bottling, just keep my kegs in basement near the bulkhead which is 45-50 degrees, i find that perfect temp for me, but i am English.
I have a fridge with 2 on tap but when I make english browns or bitters, they go in the basement, not in the fridge. 54F right now, and damn near perfect.