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Keg conditioning?

Post by Hudson1984 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:10 pm

Hi all,

can wine (as it kit wine - I'm too lazy for proper stuff) be conditioned in a corny?

I'm just wanting to make life as compact as possible. The wife is enjoying the Beaverdale stuff - especially being it's so cheap compared to shop bought.

I want to move onto 30 bottle kits, but don't want to fill the fridge with 30 bottles of wine (where would my cider go!)

So was hoping I could use a corny.

I'm planning on a keezer build next as i'm getting a bit annoyed with the carbonation results from my plastic keg, and was hoping I could have a keg for wine and a keg for cider - if there's room maybe a keg for lager too.

I don't want fizzy wine of course, just want a space saving way to condition it. Then at least the longer it's in the keg the better it'll taste right? I mean that's the rule for bottles. So by the time the kegs empty it'll taste half decent.

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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by Jim » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:16 pm

For storage any inert, sealed container is fine for storing wine. However getting it out of a cornie would involve using gas under pressure, so the wine would likely get a bit sparkly. If you're doing sparkling wine, that's fine, but still wine would be another matter.
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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by McCoy » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:09 pm

Nitrogen is used for wine on kegs. It doesn't sparkle the wine.

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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by Jim » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:57 am

McCoy wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:09 pm
Nitrogen is used for wine on kegs. It doesn't sparkle the wine.
You learn something new every day! :)

Anyway, it prompted me to have a quick google with this interesting and informative result (even though they're talking about commercial use, it looks like good info for home use as well) - https://www.kegworks.com/commercial-dra ... ine-on-tap
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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by McCoy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:12 pm

[quote="Jim"][quote=McCoy post_id=851909 time=1594055386 user_id=23864]
Nitrogen is used for wine on kegs. It doesn't sparkle the wine.
[/quote]

You learn something new every day! :)

Anyway, it prompted me to have a quick google with this interesting and informative result (even though they're talking about commercial use, it looks like good info for home use as well) - https://www.kegworks.com/commercial-dra ... ine-on-tap [/quote] Yeah, found this when looking for compact nitrogen alternatives a few years ago. For dispensing stout. Ended up using N2O cartridges instead, the nitrogen cartridges were hard to get and rather expensive.

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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by Hudson1984 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:24 pm

so it's looking likely I could have a corny full of wine! interesting....

would be great for the home bar.

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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by FULLERS » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:53 pm

YES, HAD BLACKCURRANT WINE IN CORNY FOR 2 YEARS AND IT WAS SUPERB

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Re: Keg conditioning?

Post by Carnot » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:12 pm

For what it is worth I store all my mead ( honey wine) in cornies. I have over 30 in mead use. I use carbon dioxide to displace the mead BUT via drinks gun with a very low flow rate. These are available on eBay . The flow is restricted by using a narrow tube - 3 mm ID. I tend to use a cheap soda stream bottle and regulator and just keep enough pressure to keep a modest flow. I bottle using this technique and the product is not fizzy becaue there is not enough time to absorb the carbon dioxide.See link to the pluto gun.

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