KEGGING 101ALEiens Homebrew Club
Why Keg? Easier to clean 1 keg over 50 cleaning 50 bottles Force Carbonation allows easy adjustments of  carbonation Ke...
Kegging Equipment
Cornelius Keg(Corny)
CO2 Tankand Regulator
Faucet
Beer and Gas Tubing
Keg Connectors
Types of Kegs
Pin Lock vs Ball Lock
Connections
Keg Lid
Pressure Releif
Dip Tube
Simple System
More Complex System
Standard Kegerator
Keezer
Old Fridge
Carbonating Beer
Filling Beer Bottles
Carbonating Tips Standard carbonating can take about 4-7 days. Kegs can be force carbonated quicker by turning up the  p...
Kegging Beer Tips Add as clean of a beer as possible into the keg. Let the keg sit still in a fridge for a couple days t...
Kegging Cleaning It is recommended to break a keg down after every use  and clean and sanitize every piece. Soak a keg a...
Balancing a Keg System 3/16 in. (4.75 mm) inside diameter (ID):    3.0 PSI/ft. (67.9 kPa/m) 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) ID:    0...
Common Beginner Issues Foamy Beer  System needs balanced Cloudy Beer  Dirty keg or lines, Keg needs to settle Flat Beer...
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These are the slides that lead the topic of discussion during the November 2011 ALEiens meeting. Kegging 101. www.aleiens.com

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Kegging 101

  1. 1. KEGGING 101ALEiens Homebrew Club
  2. 2. Why Keg? Easier to clean 1 keg over 50 cleaning 50 bottles Force Carbonation allows easy adjustments of carbonation Kegs can last forever Friends will be Jealous Kegs store beer longer
  3. 3. Kegging Equipment
  4. 4. Cornelius Keg(Corny)
  5. 5. CO2 Tankand Regulator
  6. 6. Faucet
  7. 7. Beer and Gas Tubing
  8. 8. Keg Connectors
  9. 9. Types of Kegs
  10. 10. Pin Lock vs Ball Lock
  11. 11. Connections
  12. 12. Keg Lid
  13. 13. Pressure Releif
  14. 14. Dip Tube
  15. 15. Simple System
  16. 16. More Complex System
  17. 17. Standard Kegerator
  18. 18. Keezer
  19. 19. Old Fridge
  20. 20. Carbonating Beer
  21. 21. Filling Beer Bottles
  22. 22. Carbonating Tips Standard carbonating can take about 4-7 days. Kegs can be force carbonated quicker by turning up the pressure very high and rocking the keg gently. It’s always better to aim at a lower carbonation level and tweak it up to the desired level. It’s is far harder to remove carbonation.
  23. 23. Kegging Beer Tips Add as clean of a beer as possible into the keg. Let the keg sit still in a fridge for a couple days to a week to let the yeast and proteins fall to the bottom. Your first couple pints of beer will be cloudy, but the beer should clean up with age. Try not to shake up a keg. Make sure all your connections are tight and clean. Use keg lube to help with better connections. Once Keg is sealed and carbonated, it is safe from light and oxygen. Spray a soapy (star san) mixture on all connections and look for CO2 Leaks.
  24. 24. Kegging Cleaning It is recommended to break a keg down after every use and clean and sanitize every piece. Soak a keg and keg parts in hot water and PBW/Oxyclean Clean keg taps, lines regularly.
  25. 25. Balancing a Keg System 3/16 in. (4.75 mm) inside diameter (ID):  3.0 PSI/ft. (67.9 kPa/m) 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) ID:  0.8 PSI/ft. (18.1 kPa/m) 5/16 in. (7.94 mm) ID:  0.4 PSI/ft. (9.0 kPa/m) 3/8 in. (9.53 mm) ID:  0.2 PSI/ft. (4.5 kPa/m)
  26. 26. Common Beginner Issues Foamy Beer System needs balanced Cloudy Beer Dirty keg or lines, Keg needs to settle Flat Beer System may have a leak Foul Beer Possible left over cleaner, dirty connections or facuets Sour Beer (non intentional) Dirty keg, bad connections

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