Monday, May 31, 2010

A transfer of Wit

Today I transferred my wit to secondary in a keg. I added the zest of one orange and 1/2 a teaspoon of crushed coriander into the keg to "dry spice" the secondary. This is the first time I have used a Cornelius keg to brew beer. The process is very simple. Transfer to keg, using same method as if it was a 5 gallon glass carboy (seen left). After the transfer is made to the secondary put the lid on and pressurize to 30 psi. Close the supply line and bleed the air out of the top. Repeat this process 3 times to get all of the oxygen out of the keg. At this point there are two options. If you are going to refrigerate leave the keg pressurized on the bottle at 30 psi and put it all in the refrigerator. If you are not going to refrigerate immediately throw 30 psi on and disconnect from the bottle store in a calm location. I have not finished my kegerator so I will be doing the latter. I am in the process of doing a write up on my chest freezer to kegerator conversion. So check back soon for that write up.

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