Making a good beer has been practiced for thousands of years with roughly the same brewing equipment, and like any branch of the arts has not, and possible will never reach perfection. Something may be perfect at the moment, but can quickly get old driving the drinker to try a new flavor or style that temporarily takes the title of perfect beer, and this is all an individual preference.
Kegging your homebrewer is simple and has many advantages over bottling it. One advantage is that you don't have to clean, sanitize, and cap all the bottles. This process can sometimes be tedious and time-consuming. Another advantage is that you can pour yourself any amount of beer just by pulling a handle.
Kegs used in home brewing are not the traditional kegs that you might see commercial beer sold in at liquor stores. Most homebrewers use the Cornelius kegging system. Cornelius kegs come in 2.5 or 5 gallon sizes. Cornelius kegs are sometimes called soda kegs because fountain soda used to be distributed in them. However, most fountain soda now uses the bag in a box style of dispensing which means that there are millions of used Cornelius kegs available for $20 - $30. These kegs have a larger opening at the top than a commercial beer keg and a removable lid, which makes them easy to clean and sanitize at home.
Kegging homebrew is a popular practice among experienced brewers and beginning brewers alike. Kegging homebrew is time-saving and satisfying. Enjoy your homebrew!
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