Purging Oxygen before Kegging | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Purging Oxygen before Kegging

If you are transferring beer from a fermentor to a keg, the keg must be clean and sanitized and purged of all oxygen. Here are some tips on how to do it.

New England–style IPAs are extremely delicate because of the amount of hops in them. If you are transferring the beer to a keg, the keg must be clean and sanitized and purged of all oxygen because any oxygen will oxidize the beer, making it overly bitter and wonky smelling. Steven McConnell offers tips on purging oxygen as you transfer from a carboy, a bucket, and a conical fermentor.

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