I recently brewed the Brickwarmer Red. This is considered a quick brew with NB’s estimates at 4 weeks from boil to pour. Question: when my primary is ready, can I rack directly to a keg as secondary then hit it with the CO2 when it’s ready? Seems like this would be an easy way to clean up my beer but eliminate the step or racking to a secondary before kegging. Also, would be the quickest way to being ready (I know, poor planning on my part). Thoughts?
I very rarely use a secondary vessel. I just make sure primary fermenation’s done before I keg them. So, for the beer you did, I’d leave it in the primary for three weeks. Maybe cold crash it for a few days if you can, and keg it. Force carbonate it in the keg at 20 psi for 48 hrs. Turn the gas down to serving pressure and let it sit for a week. Then enjoy.