With the long-awaited Christmas money lingering in my account, I've decided to go out and, hopefully, buy a kegging setup tomorrow. Goodbye, tedious bottling of beer. Goodbye, two week waiting period for carbonation. However, as with everything I encounter, I have found a dilemma. Specifically, should I purchase a 3 gallon keg or a 5 gallon keg? My typical batch size is around five gallons, so the 5 gal keg would seem perfect. However, I want to do a few bottles of each batch, to see how it ages over time, and to take places a keg should not, or cannot, go. If I bottle part of the batch, I have excess head space, and might need more gas. I know nothing about the subject, however, so this could be a negligable amount. And if I force myself into the 3 gal keg, I also force myself to bottle 2 gal of each batch, which is exactly what I'm trying to avoid.
Maybe I'll just buy both sizes. I could use the 3 gal for small experimental batches. Thanks for the help, bloggy thing! Writing this just helped me solve the enigma that was my situation.
Cheers, brothers, and happy brewing!
P.S. Hanukkah was great.
Super P.S. Try not to set unrealistic resolutions for the new year, if you're into that sort of thing. We don't all want to be disappointed, now, do we?