Coopers stout

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Coopers stout

Post by Lawlor82 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:43 pm

Hi everyone I am just new to this forum In fact any forum . I have ordered coopers stout kit and a starter pack for brewing it . I have a bar in my house but unfortunately kegs are no longer available because of covid . Has anyone ever put coopers into a shanky keg and hooked it up to a cooler and 75/25 mix gas and Guinness tap ? Will it work or even be nice fist time brewer so just hoping it will , thanks

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Re: Coopers stout

Post by f00b4r » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:58 pm

You can do that but be extremely careful with the keg as that spear is under pressure, ensure it is completely depressurised before removing it.
It might also have a safety device on the spear, which either prevents removal or makes it a little trickier.
You might also find your local breweries would be happy to supply you with full kegs (probably with a hefty deposit refundable when you return the keg).

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Re: Coopers stout

Post by Lawlor82 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:10 am

Thanks for your reply I am also interested in trying it myself as making my own if it’s nice will save me a lot of money in the long run plus gives me a Intrest

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Re: Coopers stout

Post by Jim » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:38 am

Welcome to JBK. :)

Brewing your own is definitely the most satisfying - but then I'm biased.
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Re: Coopers stout

Post by Lawlor82 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:06 am

Hi so I have decided to buy a corni keg and fittings to convert my system to suit the corni keg , a local supplier will sell me a second hand keg and fittings for €90 no sure if that a good price !but I guess it’s a safer and easier system to use and clean ect ! As I am going to use my 70/30 gas mix I have for my Guinness I don’t want to buy a co2 tank and reg so if when my brew is ready after it first stage should I leave it for 4 weeks in a plastic keg I am getting with my brew kit to age or can i syphon it into the conie keg to age or would it go off if I don’t use co2 to get the oxygen out of the conie keg ? I was thinking if I filled it to the max and just purged it with the pressure valve would that work ? Sorry if these are stupid questions first time brewing and hoping it goes well so I can get into it thanks in advance Graham

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