Brewing Beer: Using corny kegs as secondary fermenters

Checked the two belgian style ales last night. Looks like they are ready to be moved into the secondary. The only problem is that I don't have two secondaries. Hmmm....what can I do?

I'm not borrowing two glass carboys again. That's just a hassle for everybody. I think I might use my extra corny kegs. Paul has been using corny kegs as a secondary fermenter for a long time. I think I'll take a cue from him.

Time to add his page to the list of useful hombrewing links. I've used his page many times. Especially when starting to keg. Thanks Paul.


Travis said...

Ed from my LHBS swears by this. He claims that it is much easier and no worries about the breaking carboys.

If I came into a few extra kegs I would like to try this myself, but I gotta get the keg hook up.

Nice blog


Adam said...

Ed seems like a great guy :-) At least from your recent comments. Gotta love the local home brew shops. Nice when you have somebody local to guide you.

Yeah...haven't broken a carboy yet (knock on wood).

I got a good deal from Northern Brewer on extra kegs. 4 for $80 I think. I did have to buy the CO2 regulator with gauges. Did that a while ago. It isn't cheap, but, it does save some work.

Now I have 6 kegs and I'm lovin' it.

I heard eBay sometimes has cheap soda kegs.

Thanks for the kind words. CNYBrew isn't to shabby either :-)