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Overview and Advantages of Kegging Your Homebrew

March 02, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 77

Homebrews are the best way to have fun and drink because they are very well made and one does not need to drive home afterwards. For every celebration the brews are very convenient as they provide the best drinks without having to spend a fortune on them. One is also able to determine what goes into the brews and so there is no danger of unknown ingredients in the brews. For those people who love homemade brews kegs are very popular; they have an authentic taste that makes them unique.

Kegged beer is very much tastier than the normal beer. This is because first of all it is carbonated to higher levels as there is no limitation. It is also very possible to drink it very soon after making it because it takes a shorter time to mature. Kegging beer also helps it to keep fresh for a longer time and so this is a way of preserving homemade beer.

Kegging homebrew also reduces the cost of packaging because it is not necessary to bottle the beer. There are several steps in the process of kegging homebrew. One must have the ready-made brew to start this process.


Once one gets the kegging equipment that is made of stainless steel they must sanitize it. This is very important in order to keep pathogens away. One should use a strong sanitizer and ensure they dilute it well as required. After this, one should dip all the parts of the kegging equipment in the sanitizing solution, having dismantled them to single pieces for better cleaning. After rinsing off the sanitizer, one should pass the containers through carbon dioxide (CO2) to get rid of the smell of the sanitizer because after all, this is a beer and it will be ingested.

Filling the kegging equipment

After cleaning the equipment now one is ready to put the brew in it. This is a careful process that will require the person to be able to fill the container to the brim and leave no air spaces. It also has to be done in a hygienic environment to avoid invasion by bacterial elements as this may be very dangerous if consumed. It should also be expertly done to avoid entry of unwanted elements. Pressure may be enhanced by putting in a bit of carbon. The lid should be air tight to avoid letting more air as this will decrease the pressure.


To complete the kegging process, the beer must now be carbonated. There are several ways this can be done. One of them may be by diffusing the CO2 into the beer. The other way may be saturating the beer with CO2 over a long period of time. In order for the beer to take up more carbon dioxide, it should be at a very low temperature. Although the last method is mostly used in companies and large beer manufacturing firms, it may also be effective if available. This is high pressure carbonation. After this t,he beer has been kegged and is ready to drink.

Kegging Homebrew provides benefits for kegging your homebrewed beer, as well as commercial craft beer reviews. Frank Ciampi is a self-confessed craft beer geek and home brewer for over 17 years. Spreading the word about local craft brews and promoting making your own beer is the goal. Cheers!

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