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Old 07-20-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Any body ever Re-carb left over commerical draft KEG beer?

So I got about a 1/4 left of a Sierra Nevada 1/2 barrel i picked up for a party we had recently. Originally tapped on Sat night. We used one of those standard picnis taps witht he hand pumps. It's been in the fridge since and I'm thinking I could transfer this to a corny and put it on gas to re-carb it up a bit

Anybody ever try this? One concern i have was that i was wondering if all that hand pumping that was done during comsumpion could have areated the beer a bit and potential stale this thing out...thoughts?

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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you shoulda filled a corny first,then let the party have at it. its more than likely oxidized.

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With all the O2/bacteria that got in there while hand pumping it I'd say that keg is toast.

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Yeah both my cornies were filled at the time ... now ...not so much lol

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Mix it with tomato juice and drink it for breakfast.

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Mix it with tomato juice and drink it for breakfast.

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or oj and have a beermosa....somebody mentioned this on a thread not too long ago. tried it and loved it.
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if you have C02,and cornys, why not buy,rent,beg for a loaner sanky tap so you could of pushed it with your C02 tank?

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if you have C02,and cornys, why not buy,rent,beg for a loaner sanky tap so you could of pushed it with your C02 tank?
+1 When I built my kegerator I made sure that I picked up the homebrew to commercial conversion kit from keg connection so that I could easily go back and forth between commercial beer and homebrew.
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The answer that is the most homebrew is RDWHAHB! Throw it in a corny and get back to us with the results.

I don't know about you guys, but when I was in college and a party didn't kill a keg we drank it until it was gone. Sometimes that could take a week!

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:33 PM   #10
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Yeah ive got an empty corny so im in the process of racking it now....just pulled a pint and it aint all that bad...flat but not as stale as I woulda figured.

I have this old beat up Sanke connection i was contemplating using but I was missing a few fittings...think i'll overhaul it for next time...thanks for all the responses

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