Simonh82
I finally kegged my first beer last night.  Compared to bottling it was a pleasure to do, way quicker and easier.  I've got it sat at 35psi for 24 hours which I hope should give it a good level of carbonation.

One thing that I'm worried about is that a fair bit of leaf hop debris got into the keg.  I had hoped that a very prolonged 3 months of lagering would drop the hops out of suspension but there were still a lot of them floating in the beer.   Quite a few bits made it into the keg.  Am i asking for trouble with this one or should I just start pouring the beer and see what happens?

Next time I will make sure I filter the tube going into the keg.
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GHW
I had some pellet crud get into my keg, all that happened was that the first pint off was green. It got through the various lines and valves ok. But that was pellets.
I’d carry on and seee what happens though, getting it out is going to be a major faff that I’d want to avoid unless I had to.
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Northern Brewster
Welcome to kegging! You won’t look back. I wouldn’t worry too much about the leaf debris either. For what it’s worth I normally filter the wort through a piece of sanitised voile (net curtain) as it goes from the boiler into the fermentor.

This gets rid of any stray hop debris and a quite a bit of the break material. Not much use for dry hopping material but I put that in a hop bag on the rare occasions I do it.

On the carbonation front, you could probably knock the pressure down to about 30. It will carb up in 24 hrs at that. Other wise you can draw of a bit after about 12 -18 hours and see how it’s getting on.

Don’t forget to post a pic of your first pint.



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Simonh82
I'm hoping to pull my first pint tonight.  I love the fact it can be carbed up in 24 hours. I will turn down the gas when I get home, so it will have been at 35psi for about 19-20 hours.

I need to transfer the keg from my brew fridge, where it is carbing, to my serving fridge inside.  Do corny kegs need long to settle after being moved?

I will definitely be filtering the beer in future to avoid hops in the keg.  I tend to dry top quite a lot so this seems sensible.
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GHW
Simonh82 wrote:
I'm hoping to pull my first pint tonight.  I love the fact it can be carbed up in 24 hours. I will turn down the gas when I get home, so it will have been at 35psi for about 19-20 hours.

I need to transfer the keg from my brew fridge, where it is carbing, to my serving fridge inside.  Do corny kegs need long to settle after being moved?

I will definitely be filtering the beer in future to avoid hops in the keg.  I tend to dry top quite a lot so this seems sensible.


I over carbed my bitter and so shook it to let off some co2. It never cleared after that!
Think it was to vigorous a shake I gave it! If you're a bit gentler I don't imagine it will need long to settle.
I might well do the straining thing myself in future.
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Simonh82
Not quite fully carbed yet but for less than 24H after kegging, it's getting there. I'm leaving it at about 13psi to add a bit more fizz slowly.

Now I just need do get another brew on. I've got a starter going for a hoppy golden ale with first gold, brewers gold and challenger.
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