Date: Special Issue: Guide to Kegging

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Appropriate Carbonation Levels

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In the United States, carbonation level is expressed in volumes of carbon dioxide. A volume of carbon dioxide is defined as the volume of gas that could be removed from a volume


Strong Chemical Taste in Kegged Beer

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Chemical off-flavors are frequently encountered in beer and can be caused by numerous factors. The most obvious cause comes from traces of cleaning or sanitizing chemicals left on equipment surfaces after use. Chemicals containing chlorine and iodine are well known contributors of chemical off-flavors if the compounds remain on the equipment. Of the two, chlorine

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Removing Soda Flavor from a Keg

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Ahhh, the old root-beer beer. This reminds me of a time when I screwed up a beer experiment with the remnants of a root beer experiment. We had three groups in our brewing lab class and each group would brew a beer that had one ingredient or process step changed. The results were assessed both

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Are Bottles or Kegs better for long term beer storage?

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So how do bottles differ from kegs? If bottled properly, they really should have similar storage properties. The big difference with bottling a five-gallon batch versus kegging a five-gallon batch is roughly


Temperatures affects on beer stored in kegs

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The answer to this question has plagued brewers since beer was first conceived or however it came into being. Many famous scientists studied the spoilage of beer and wine, and Louis Pasteur developed the heat-preservation technique now called pasteurization for beer, not milk. If brewers only knew how long their beer would last after packaging,

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Club Kegerator

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Arrive to the show in style with this homebrew club kegerator build.

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Build a Draft Jockey Box

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You have your kegerator set up and running smoothly; your friends love to drop by and drink your homebrew on tap. But now you (and they) want to bring your finely crafted brew out and about to parties, picnics, and other social gatherings. You could build a portable kegerator, but there is a cheaper and simpler alternative that also opens up the possibility of serving multiple kegs on the go: a jockey box.

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Counter-Pressure Bottling

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The main challenges of counter-pressure bottling are to retain the beer’s carbonation and minimize its exposure to oxygen during the transfer. When performed correctly, almost all of a beer’s carbonation is retained when it is counter-pressure bottled. Likewise, with a little practice, the beer can be transferred with minimal exposure to oxygen. Learn how with pointers found here.

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Balancing Your Draft System

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A properly set up and maintained home dispensing system allows you to pour correctly carbonated beer that has the appropriate head and appearance for style. However, it can also be the source of frustration if things are not done right. Learn how to properly set up and maintain your draft system.

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Carbonating Options for Kegging

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Techniques and pointers for force carbonating your beer, including a carbonation chart to get your desired CO2 level dialed in.

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Mini Kegs & Keg Alternatives

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Mini-kegs are an option for homebrewers looking to avoid bottling, but who don’t have the space for a full kegging system.

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Serving Cask-Conditioned Ales at Home

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On a recent road trip through eastern Oregon, my wife and I finally got to visit a brewpub that has been on our list for a long time, Deschutes Brewing in Bend. The atmos-phere and food were excellent, but obviously the star attraction was the beer. Getting to drink Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, and

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