10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

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10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby Jeltz » Mon Aug 07, 2017 18:47

I've been using 30L Sankey Kegs from Crusader for a while (bought before the started using BrewUK to distribute) but I have wanted a small portable setup so when Rob said at the festival that he was going to start stocking 10L Sankeys (and 20L) it piqued my interest.

As soon as they came in I ordered one, along with the kit to use as a portable keg.

On arrival it had the spear fitted and was under a little pressure, not much, and there is no safety which for me is a bonus as I cut it off my others.

Initial impressions are that the quality is as good as my other kegs but I'll report back when I've used it.
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby HTH1975 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 19:06

How long does yor beer last if stored in a keg under pressure? I'm considered buying some kegs but I don't want to have to drink a 30L batch in a couple of weeks.
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby mickthetrick » Mon Aug 07, 2017 19:17

look good them. keep us updated how you get on with it.
i could be tempted.
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby Jeltz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 00:01

HTH1975 wrote:How long does yor beer last if stored in a keg under pressure? I'm considered buying some kegs but I don't want to have to drink a 30L batch in a couple of weeks.


It does degrade while drinking so I am moving towards bottling a proportion from keg.
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby jaroporter » Tue Aug 08, 2017 07:22

how do you mean degrade and how do you keg? mine never degrade while drinking any more than the same beer in a bottle might go stale over a period of time, and it's not a complaint i read often about kegs.

cheers for the heads up on the kegs, was starting to think they weren't coming!!
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby Jeltz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 19:18

Generally hop flavours subside and it starts to sour a little, I find.
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby serum » Wed Aug 09, 2017 07:34

I'm no keg expert jeltz but slow souring sounds like an infection. I've had the same happen to my bottles.

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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby Jeltz » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:43

Well everything has had a thorough going over with line cleaner so it "should" be clean. However I'm thinking of swapping over to a different tap and see if that makes a difference.

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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby jaroporter » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:48

losing hop flavour may suggest oxidation, or coupled with sourness, infection. do you purge the keg with co2 when filling? checking taps and stuff is a good idea i'd think.
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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby Jeltz » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:58

I clean keg with an oxy cleaner, then a kettle of boiling water then videne then purge with CO2 before filling.

I use a flow through tap on a pegas bottle filler which may be a source of bacterial infection so I'll swap that out and put a different tap on then keep that solely for bottling. But it takes me 6 weeks to drink and the degrading is slow.

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Re: 10L Sankey Kegs from Malt Miller

Postby serum » Fri Aug 11, 2017 19:34

It could be an infection before you keg.

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