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Old 01-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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My kids wanted to know if I could serve gatorage from my keezer. How do I pressurize the keg without carbonating the liquid? I have 18cf of space so that is not a problem.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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You'll want to use nitrogen to push the gatorade, since nitrogen won't go into solution. First check and make sure there's a place that around you that you can get nitrogen from (not beer gas, that will still contain some CO2, ~20-25%). Then you'll need a nitro tank and a nitro regulator, since nitro comes as a gas instead of as a liquid CO2 tanks won't work I don't think. I've heard of people using a nitrogen setup to push wine, so I don't see why gatorade wouldn't work as well.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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My kids wanted to know if I could serve gatorage from my keezer. How do I pressurize the keg without carbonating the liquid? I have 18cf of space so that is not a problem.
Why not just use CO2...no need to get a whole different setup...

Use a low enought PSI to push, shut off the CO2 at the end of a session, and bleed the pressure from the keg when done...might be a PITA but should work.

Even if you left it on, a couple few PSI left on is not going to carb up to any significant degree...

What the hell, try it!
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I would think at a low enough setting it really wouldn't carb up anyway. I push my cleaning solution through at low enough PSI it barely registers on the gauge.

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thanks for the help. I will try a low psi and see what happens.

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I serve "real" ales at 2 psi, it's enough to push them out the tap. Ditto, wine. If you plan on doing this much, find a secondary regulator.

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thanks for the help. I will try a low psi and see what happens.
Even at 1 psi it looks like you would have about 1.5 volumes of CO2 at 40 °C. This would be like a flat beer, no real bubbles but still that carbonic acid tingle. Still could be good though
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