The Oregon Brew Crew is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skill of it's members as it relates to craft beer and brewing techniques.

Please contact the Education Committee Chairman with questions related to the club's education program.

The January 8th meeting's education topic was "Kegging and Carbonation".

We learned how to properly disassemble, clean, reassemble, and sanitize a Corny keg.

We also discussed the principles of carbonating a liquid and the factors that effect how quickly a liquid is carbonated and to what extent.

Here is a link to the Loctite epoxy mixer inserts (part number 98623) that you can use in your liquid-out tube to help minimize foaming and reduce the need for long beer lines.  Just cut the inserts out of the plastic tube and slide 1 or 2 of them in your liquid-out line.  Experiment to see what works best for your set up.  These are probably not food grade plastic but I've used the exact same ones for 4 straight years and they have yet to degrade whatsoever so I am confident that they are not leaching any harmful items into my beer.

OBC member Michele Lish found pin-lock style Corny kegs for sale for only $40 at McMenamins Edgefield but you must call Davis Palmer 503 341-1987 and tell him you're and OBC member first.  Thank you Michele!

Here is a page that has the carbonation chart I handed out at the meeting plus some other useful carbonating info.  The chart tells you what temperatures and pressures you can use to achieve your desired level of carbonation.  It's a handy chart that I have tacked up on my garage wall.

Thanks for being such a good audience and we'll see you soon!

Jason Barker, Education Chairman

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