This week we discuss how to keg your home brewed beer with Chris Graham from MoreBeer. I highly recommend watching the video as this week Chris provides a detailed overview on kegging equipment, kegging techniques and how to make the transition from bottles to kegs!
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Topics in This Week’s Episode (55:25)
- I highly recommend watching the video version of the podcast this week – Chris shows us all of the equipment needed for kegging and how to use it.
- This week my guest is Chris Graham, who is Chief Operating Officer of MoreBeer, one of the largest home brewing supply shops. Chris is also active in the home brewing community – he is a member of the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee and Brewer’s Association board of Directors. He has been on the show twice before.
- Chris provided a PDF guide on kegging which can be downloaded here. Also MoreBeer has an online page about kegging.
- We discuss some of the advantages of kegging beer over bottling it.
- Chris provides an overview of the equipment needed for kegging and approximate costs.
- We talk about the CO2 tank, regulator and where to get your tank filled.
- Chris discusses the kegs themselves and the difference between pin lock and ball lock kegs.
- He tells us why having a refrigerator is important for kegging your beer
- We talk about faucets, taps and what the different type of faucets are – as well as which work best for home brewing.
- Chris explains why your keg line length is important
- He tells us how to keg your beer – walking us through the basic process.
- We talk about portability options including bottling directly from a keg and using a Growler.
- Chris provides some closing thoughts on what’s new at MoreBeer
Thanks to Chris Graham for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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