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scotsdalebrewery

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Is it possible after fermentation to stck the hole lot in a container, run it through secondary, wait a month or two and then bung it in the fridge and drink from it when you want? Would it lose gas? And if this is a stupid idea, how much would a kegging system set me back?
 

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English ales would be ok served like that (Especially in winter)
Keg system would run at $300 upwards. (Kegging makes homebrewing bearable). Well worth the investment IMO.
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scotsdalebrewery

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Thanks, it probably seemed to good to be true! Might try the english ale though.
 

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To answer your questions,

Yes, but it will probably be flat unless it's a well sealed container and there's sufficient fermentables to produce CO2.

If it wasn't sealed well, yes.

Yes it is :p but kegging is great.

Seriously, if you are considering kegging, and have the fridge/space/permission then go for it. It's so much nicer just to get and get a beer with just a flick of the wrist. No more bottles to clean, store etc (although you can/should always bottle a few of your better beers to share or take to the mates).

Have a look at a few of the HBS in your area, most of them either supply or can point you to a good supplier of kegging systems.

Trev
(about to go out and pour another glass form the serving fridge)
 

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2 litre coke bottles can reduce the amount of bottles you need to fill by about 1/3.
just a suggestion
 

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I drink a fair chunk of some of my beers from the secondary.
 

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I drink directly from an opened can of wort.. mmm mmm!! :D
 

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SDB this is what you want they use them a lot in the UK it is called a 'Beersphere' from what I remember after primary they placed in the beersphere with priming sugar and allowed to carbonate ,worked quite well too.
just pour off what you require carbonated naturally.

http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/item354.htm

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I have been bottling for ears and have just sterted kegging.

I have foung that a keg beer is ready to drink in 3 to 5 days (equivilent to a 3 week ond bottle) A 2 to 3 week old keg is as good as a 3 month ond bottle

i got told this for a while and didnt believe it till i experienced it.

get a keg. or 4

cheers.
 

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