Hey all, total newb to brewing here as I only have seven 1Gl batches under my belt. Not sure if this is a Kegging question or a kit question so I thought I would put it in this forum.
First up the Piggyback part of my confusion….Brewed my first 5Gl batch (American Amber Ale Extract) @ two weeks ago. Kits instructions say two weeks primary, two weeks secondary and two weeks bottle conditioning. Brew is finishing up the primary now so this weekend I should transfer to a secondary per the instructions. I will be kegging this batch and I know I can use the keg as the secondary. My question is this. If I transfer it to the keg at the two week mark and it is supposed to be there for two weeks can I just go ahead and hook up the Co2 at serving pressure (guessing @ 10psi) and let it carb as it sits for those two weeks thus piggybacking those steps.
Next up is the horse hooves… A lot of my friends want to try this beer/see the keg set-up once it’s ready so I want it (the beer) to be as clear as possible when I serve it. I did use Irish Moss in the last 15 min of the boil but was thinking about adding gelatin to the keg as well. When should I add it? Think I need to do it when I rack but before I carb, correct? With that how does this fit in with the question above?
If I have done the quick math in my head right then there should be about 11.9634 answers to the questions… just wondering what the popular ones are LOL!
Thanks in advance!!