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Old 01-16-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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Oh no!

I left my kegs outside to remain cool (the keg fridge isn't installed yet). Unfortunately the balmy 6 C day dropped to -16 C by the time I got home, and the kegs are slushy... not frozen solid, but verrrry slushy.

I've heard rumours about why to not drink once-frozen beer.... but I'm not sure I can think of a logical reason why it would do anything too bad?

Any thoughts? Experience? It would be way too bad to throw out 2 kegs full of beer, when my draft system is just about complete!

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Old 01-16-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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You'll be fine. The yeast probably died, but since you kegged (and probably force carbonated) your beer, I don't see that as being terribly relevant.

OR you could scoop off the ice from the top and tell your friends you made an eisbier!

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Old 01-16-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
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Yeah, don't throw out your beer. They are almost certainly fine. I bet freezing them won't even kill the yeast.

If you are REALLY concerned, send them to me and I will dispose of them for you!

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Old 01-16-2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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Managed to freeze our last batch twice and it's one of the best beers that we've made. You should be fine.

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Old 01-16-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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I let one freeze made the brew very smooth.. RDWHAHB!

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #6
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Awesome awesome, thanks for putting my mind at ease, friends!

(Am I the only one who has heard the rumour that frozen beer will give the runs?)

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:21 PM   #7
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Am I the only one who has heard the rumour that frozen beer will give the runs?)
I think you must be.

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:24 PM   #8
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give you the 'runs back to the keg for more' you mean!

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Drinking lots of yeast at the bottom of your bottle will give you the runs but not frozen beer...

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Old 01-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #10
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No harm done! had 10 kayaking buddies over this weekend and made a pretty big dent!

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