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    Priming in Disposable Kegs

    Hi there,

    Anyone have primed in Dolium or one way kegs? I plan to bottle condition some beers (Saisons), and was also going to fill the kegs in the same manner. I like the beer to benefit from refermentation, and was wondering if anyone else been priming in these kegs.

    My concern is safety, as Saison are usually at 3.0vol CO2 and I really want to avoid any kegs exploding.

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    All the time

    We do it everytime we keg (keykeg) ... we have made a T derivation with john guest's with a one way valve and them we just seringe with the prime solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmfso View Post
    We do it everytime we keg (keykeg) ... we have made a T derivation with john guest's with a one way valve and them we just seringe with the prime solution
    Quote Originally Posted by weiht View Post
    Hi there,

    Anyone have primed in Dolium or one way kegs? I plan to bottle condition some beers (Saisons), and was also going to fill the kegs in the same manner. I like the beer to benefit from refermentation, and was wondering if anyone else been priming in these kegs.

    My concern is safety, as Saison are usually at 3.0vol CO2 and I really want to avoid any kegs exploding.
    how do you guys like using those plastic kegs? we have a nano in baja mexico where i would like to start selling kegs, but the import tax to transport steel kegs from the US into mexico is almost 20%. i've seen plastic kegs show up from time to time, but ive wondered about cost/durability/etc.

    any opinions on how they've worked for you guys?

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    keykegs

    They work just fine ... just have to pay atention to pressure, but it's easy to release some extra pressure with the keg head with a pressure valve.

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    Priming in keykeg

    Hello, i am new on forum and just started a microbrewery. I have a question about filling into keykeg. The idea is to fill keykeg with premix sugar and beer for natural carbonation in keykeg. Can be these done just with filling keykeg with gravity help? I have also shurflo pump for transfering beer from non pressurized conical to bottling bucket. So can i just pump the beer into keykeg with max pressure of shurflo pump? Shurflo automatically shut off when max pressure is reached (2.4 bar). Do i need to release the pressure in keykeg before secondary fermentation starts?

    I normaly add six grams of sugar per liter of beer when bottling. But in keykeg there is no head space. Can somebody explain me how are amount of sugar, keg pressure and amount of beer in keykeg with no headspace related? Or simple question, how much sugar must i add in fully filled keygeg (lets say that there is no starting pressure) for proper natural carbonation of an ale beer? lets say 2.5 volume carbonation. Thank you very much.

    Denis

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