Here is a quick overview of how beer is kegged. To put beer into a keg, the keg first needs to be cleaned and sanitized. This is important to ensure that the beer is not contaminated by any bacteria or other microorganisms that may be present in the keg.
Once the keg is clean and sanitized, it can be filled with beer. This is typically done by connecting a hose from the brewing vessel or fermentation tank to the keg, and then using a pump or gravity to transfer the beer into the keg. The keg is then sealed and pressurized with carbon dioxide to maintain the beer’s carbonation and freshness.
The lifespan of beer in a keg can vary depending on a few factors. First, the type of beer can impact its lifespan – some beers, such as high-alcohol beers or beers with a lot of hops, may have a longer lifespan than others. Additionally, the temperature at which the keg is stored can impact the beer’s lifespan – beer stored at warmer temperatures will have a shorter lifespan than beer stored at cooler temperatures. Finally, the pressure at which the beer is dispensed can also impact its lifespan – if the pressure is too high, the beer can become over-carbonated and lose its flavor and aroma.
In general, kegged beer can stay fresh and drinkable for several months to a year or more, depending on these factors. However, once the keg is tapped and the beer is exposed to air, the beer’s lifespan is shortened to a matter of weeks or even days. It’s important to store and serve kegged beer at the appropriate temperature and pressure to maximize its lifespan and quality.
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