Kegged My First Beer

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Cory1921
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Kegged My First Beer

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Just finished kegging my first beer and I cant believe I didn't switch over from bottling sooner. It was so much faster and easier, going to love kegging lol. I did bottle a six pack though so I can age it in the basement and see how it is after a few months, it was a hefewiezen I added fresh raspberries to in the secondary! cheers!

Doc_Drive
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Re: Kegged My First Beer

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nice! Kegging is great! But personally I would age a Hefeweizen for too long...

Cory1921
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good point. I was going to let it bottle condition for 6-8 weeks, put them in fridge, and then take them along to buddies next time we have a get together. is 8 weeks to long for a hefe? what is recommended? thanks

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Reignman
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What I have read about Hefewiezen is fresher the better.

Doc_Drive
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Yup, the fresher the better, I've served mine within 3 weeks to people and they loved it (in fact I won a competition with it - lol)...
The final carbonation (in the bottle) was done while the beer was en route to the competition... :)

I wouldn't keep a hefeweizen longer than 3-4 months...

Cory1921
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Thanks! Wasn't planning on keeping more then a couple months anyway

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