Corny kegs for fermenting the wort

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Corny kegs for fermenting the wort

Postby 2be994510 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:42 pm

This probably has been tried before. Can one take the wort drain it into a corny keg, add yeast, seal it and purge it with CO2 and let it fermen?t. If this is possible then how much sugar or dextrose per liter? This idea will free up the fementers for additional projects.
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Re: Corny kegs for fermenting the wort

Postby rivetcatcher » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:59 am

You can use any vessel for fermentation but to use a corny is a bit of a waste. Simple answer to ur question is yes but why waste a perfectly good corny when u could use a fermenter? Cornies are for serving, fermenters for brewing, there is no logic in swapping
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Re: Corny kegs for fermenting the wort

Postby 2be994510 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:34 am

Agreed. However, cornys take up less room but there is also less volume. I could squeeze 3 cornys into my old Sanyo see thru cooler. Research shows that an airlock should be installed or fermentation will stop from the pressure build up. All interesting to me. Guinness at 19 liters is fermenting quite nicely. Hope to learn by my previous mistakes when ag project #2 comes around. Waiting on that barley crusher from statusville and also a larger cold smoke daddy as have a large 1/2 cured salmon to smoke along with some homemade cured corned beef.
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