Monday, January 11, 2010

Sanke to Cornelius Conversion

After the completing the first tap on my kegerator, I decided I wanted to have some beer on it. My first batch of homebrew wasn't cutting it and I didn't have anything ready to go.

I knew someone who purchased 1/6 barrel kegs from the Iron Horse Brewery. The problem was that I was set up for Cornelius kegs with ball-lock disconnects. I found this helpful video through Keg Connection detailing the conversion.

Two points of interest from my experience. The sanke tap barely fit into my kegerator. If I had to do it again I would get a low profile sanke tap. Second, make sure you put a rubber gasket or O-ring in the liquid out stock of the tap. I had major leakage problems until I did.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale

Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale

Mini mash in 3.5 qts. of water. Sparged in 1.5 gallons. Added another gallon of water for the boil. Topped off with tap water for 5 gallons.

Brewed: 1/2/2010
Kegged: 1/25/2010
Tapped: 2/4/2010

OG: 1.054
FG: 1.012
ABV: 5.6%