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shibolet
10/17/12 06:37 AM  
what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I've only been bottling my sours as i don't actually have that many kegs. should i keep my kegs exclusively |bug free" or can i clean and sanitize and than use them for "clean" beers?
SteveG
10/17/12 01:30 PM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I would not trust a keg. I ruined a beer once cause I put it in a keg that previously held a root beer I'd made. Different animal of course, but it does speak to the notion that what was in a keg can effect what is in a keg.
Me
10/17/12 09:06 PM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I keg my sours. I keep a keg devoted for sours but if you were going to switch, I would replace all orings popits etc.. all the "soft stuff"
Brandon
10/19/12 11:51 PM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I use pin locks for my sour and wild beers, ball lock for "clean" beers. makes it all very easy and no chance of messing up a batch of clean due to a bad keg cleaning job.
Gordon
10/20/12 02:01 AM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I also use pin locks for sours and ball locks for regular. Bonus: Since the pin locks are shorter, I can fit more kegs into my unmodified fridge!
tankdeer
10/22/12 12:18 PM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
Good call on the pin locks for sours. I mostly bottle my sours, but have kegged a couple (mostly wild saisons) in my normal "clean" kegs without issue. I do replace the seals & whatnot regularly so maybe the bugs just don't have a chance to take hold. Otherwise I keep all plastics separate (buckets, auto siphon, etc)
Mike T
10/22/12 03:57 PM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I have two kegs that I use for sour beers only, usually dry hopped or otherwise destined for quicker consumption. I pour them through a party tap, not the best way to keep the microbes isolated, but it hasnít caused a problem yet.
Matt F
11/26/12 09:31 AM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
I use my kegs for both wild and clean brews. If a clean is going in I remove all removable pieces and boil them for a short period. Never had a problem using this method.
Nick P.
11/28/12 05:39 PM  
Re: what gear do you keep separate for your sours?
Racking cane and tubing for racking for both Brett, and Bacteria.

I have separate Carboys for Brett beers, and separate carboys for beers with bacteria.

I also have one keg dedicated to sours as well as a tap line, one keg dedicated to brett and a tap line.

I also will bottle out of these kegs as I hate bottle conditioning with a passion. So I have a separate picnic tap and bottle filler that I use for the keg to bottle transfer.

 
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