using a corney as a cask

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using a corney as a cask

Post by john luc » Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:32 pm

I want to use a corney with a floating dip tube s a cask. It will be as normal standing upright. Planning on having it at approx 1.5 volumes co2 and wonder how best to keep the lid pressured sealed and that volume :?:. I will have an aspitator/breather valve attached to the gas in post to hlp when I start to draw off the beer so hopefully that can help keep it sealed [-o< . Anyone got any tips :-k
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Re: using a corney as a cask

Post by f00b4r » Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:40 pm

If you have a new corny keg use that in preference to a refurbished older one.
Trefoyl has a pretty similar setup I think.

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Re: using a corney as a cask

Post by Trefoyl » Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:28 pm

As F00b4r said, I use new kegs. My favorite brand is AEB from Italy but I have Chinese ones that work just as well. I don’t see why just replacing the seals in an older keg wouldn’t work just as well, except I don’t trust the relief valves on my old kegs. That’s where I always lost pressure before buying new kegs.
I do like give the keg an initial burst of CO2 to purge Oxygen and also be sure the lid is seated.
What float you use, if any, is up for discussion. If you use a yeast that flocs well, then your beer will be pretty clear after the first couple pints with a regular dip tube. I also prefer to transfer to the keg after only 3-4 days in primary, when airlock activity has nearly but not yet stopped, and let it finish in the keg to condition rather than add sugar.
And yes, a breather is essential.
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Re: using a corney as a cask

Post by john luc » Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:52 pm

On the transfer early off the fermentation I will have to try that sometime later. I have new seals so I will do that. A beer is nearly ready atm for casking
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Re: using a corney as a cask

Post by LeeH » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:08 pm

How long do you expect it to keep fresh?
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Re: using a corney as a cask

Post by john luc » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:37 pm

The one I have fermenting now is for a club day out so it will be gone that day. But future brews will be drank slower.
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Re: using a corney as a cask

Post by john luc » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:41 pm

@LeeH I see you have a Sabro NEIPA on the go. This cask brew I have on has that Hop along with Belma and Galaxy. I did a NEIPA earlier this year with Sabro as one of the hops and it was megga. I hope this combo I have here does the business [-o<
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