I brewed 6 wild ales last year and now that 4 kegs are freed up, I decided to transfer some out of the carboy and into kegs. I like conditioning kegs without force-carbonation so letting the wild yeast continue to work for the next few months creates a carbonation similar to bottle conditioned wild ales from my favorite breweries.

Of all of the beers I transferred, the Russian River Consecration clone is the only one that needs a few more months. It’s been 12 months since brewing and I think it could use 6-9 months of more time. As for the rest of the beers, Tart of Darkness was my favorite followed by a Rye Berliner Weisse.

I snapped a few photos of the progress while transferring today:

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

Sour Homebrew Transfer Carboy to Keg

 

I posted the Consecration clone last because the amount of yeast-cake on this beer is incredible! Huge yeast cake and very impressive.