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Old 07-03-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default How long will beer last in a corny keg?

So I have this half full corny keg of 9 1/2% amber ale I made October 2008 it has sat in the fridige hooked up to a Co2/Nitrogen mix tank since then. OK I forgot about it I know beer foul. But anyway I was going to dump it out and go get my keg filled at a local brewery for 4th of July. But just for the fun of it I pored a glass and it looks, smells, and tastes fine. It actualy tastes realy good. But I am not sure its good been sitting there almost 2 years. I was going to open the keg and look inside to make sure nothing is growing but I dont want to introduce O2 into it. I don't want anyone geting sick espacialy me.

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Old 07-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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9 1/2% ABV, on gas or did it go flat? If it tastes good, chances are it is good. You would know if it was bad, oxidized; imediately!!

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Old 07-03-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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Nothing's going to grow in the beer that will hurt you. It'll either taste good or taste bad, but it won't "spoil".

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Old 07-03-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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Just like Chshre said, nothing that'll hurt you can grow in beer, especially 9.5% beer on co2/nitro. If it tastes fine, it is fine. If it taste spoiled, it is spoiled, but you said it tastes fine.

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I think it will last a very long time. I have beer in kegs thats been there close to two years now and it still tastes good.

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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I have some kegs that are over 2 years old that are just fine...

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Actually, my first answer to "how long will beer last in a corny keg" was "It depends on how many pints a day you drink".

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Actually, my first answer to "how long will beer last in a corny keg" was
Not long at my house!
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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Actually, my first answer to "how long will beer last in a corny keg" was "It depends on how many pints a day you drink".
The only solution I've found for this nasty problem is to hide them in my crawlspace (stays 40-50F year-round) and not put them in my keezer and tap them...

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The only solution I've found for this nasty problem is to hide them in my crawlspace (stays 40-50F year-round) and not put them in my keezer and tap them...

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Wait, that's possible? Not tapping a keg? How do you do it?!?! My kegs always >somehow< make it into the keg fridge immediately. You must have some amazing control to throw a whole keg in the crawl space and keep it from wandering up to the fridge!
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