Easy/mini kegs

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Johnny
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Easy/mini kegs

Post by Johnny » Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:55 pm

Hi,
Sorry if been posted before, but I really need some advise.
I’ve been brewing for just over a year with kits and then bottling with not bad results.
But I thought I would get some easy kegs 5l ones with the pull out taps, I filled 5 kegs with beer after fermentation was done, I added about 12g of sugar to each keg then put a bung in (the black and red one which when you turn it lets out the pressure)
I then stored them for 2-3 weeks before I thought I would try some.
I turned the vent on the top and had a lot of pressure BUT the beer was flat?
I waited another week and tried again with the other keg but same thing. Until I tried all kegs, loads of pressure but flat beer?

What did I do wrong? Used same kit in bottles and was great.

Do I need to use more then 12g priming sugar for 5l keg.?
Did I kill the yeast maybe storing in cold place.

Any help , much appreciated
Thanks

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Re: Easy/mini kegs

Post by richard080561 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:07 pm

12g of sugar is about right. You didn't kill the yeast, the sugar fermented, created CO2 and pressure, so the yeast must have been active.
The question is why wasn't more CO2 dissolved in the beer...trouble is I don't know the answer...may be to do with the temperature it was stored and served at?
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Re: Easy/mini kegs

Post by McMullan » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:41 pm

Triple check they're sealed and stored them cool after a week or so, before releasing all the pressure :oops: Conditioning is temperature related, where more CO2 dissolves at lower temps rather than hanging around as 'excess' gas, especially this time of year.

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Re: Easy/mini kegs

Post by Johnny » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:28 am

Thanks to all
Going to keg this weekend

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