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Priming the King keg or no

  • 11-04-2022 6:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭

    Hi all,

    I have a brew that's been sitting in the fermenting bucket for 3 weeks, fermentation stopped a few days ago But I let it sit in the hoe of it clearing as much as possible before bottling some of it and keging the rest,

    the brew is a sparkling ale called innkeepers daughter, I would normally bottle all of this brew By I need to keg some to keep me going DRINKING Till I get another batch on the go,

    My question is, is it ok to just put this in the King keg without adding sugar for priming, the keg is a top tap So will be getting co2 injected into it anyways,

    I'm thinking it wont need to be kept warm for secondary fermentation and should be cool to drink within a few days,

    Or will it come out flat or dead in any way if not primed,

    in anticipation of your help I thank you.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,804 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut

    There's nowhere near enough gas in the dispense tap to carbonate the beer so it will come out flat. You need sustained high-pressure CO2 from a tank to force carbonate.

  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭Handyman1

    Hi Beer Nut

    apologizes for not getting back to you sooner, only just seen your reply,

    I didn't get a notification that someone had replied to my post, must check the email address I have on this, been a while since i popped on here,

    Ended up bottling 4 Pints and putting 100 grams of sugar in the King keg the night I posted, its been 5 days since kegging So decided to pour a half pint and I'm happy to report that its got plenty of gas and it should be ready to drink pretty soon,

    Yes I agree that added co2 will be needed as the pressure drops... I was just wondering how to go about getting drinkable beer as soon as possible Because my stash was getting low due to friends getting a taste for the brew,

    Thanks again for the reply 👍️