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Old 12-08-2011, 06:39 AM   #1
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How come a keg that has bud light or coors start to go bad after a month but a kegged homebrew can last up to a year?

does it have to do with the beer being pastuerized?

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:44 AM   #2
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How come a keg that has bud light or coors start to go bad after a month...
Do either start off as good?
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:46 AM   #3
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hahaha what i meant to say is why do they start to taste worser than before

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Old 12-08-2011, 01:16 PM   #4
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Who says BMC only lasts a month?

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Old 12-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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hahaha what i meant to say is why do they start to taste worser than before
I've never heard that before. Why would they taste worse after a month? The beer will stay perfectly fine in a keg, especially in a temperature controlled place.
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I get what he's asking. Remember a while back budweiser was doing this marketing campaign for "day old fresh beer" where they would deliver one day old beer to bars to show people how much better it was fresh. Also all those BMC beers only have a shelf life of I think 100 days - that's bottles though, I'm not sure about kegs.

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I get what he's asking. Remember a while back budweiser was doing this marketing campaign for "day old fresh beer" where they would deliver one day old beer to bars to show people how much better it was fresh.
I've never seen it.

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Also all those BMC beers only have a shelf life of I think 100 days - that's bottles though, I'm not sure about kegs.
It will last forever in a keg when kept in the proper conditions.
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Nothing to stabilize BMC... poorly carbonated = easy oxidation
low alcohol content = ease of infection
no tannin or substance = not stabilized and can't endure any heat fluctuations

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Nothing to stabilize BMC... poorly carbonated = easy oxidation
low alcohol content = ease of infection
no tannin or substance = not stabilized and can't endure any heat fluctuations
What are you talking about?
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I agree it will last forever in a properly kept keg.... However I have had kegs of BMC that taste like ass in a short time (more ass-y than they originally did). However, there are some characteristics of ****ty beers that allow them to become more ****ty more quickly than good beers. Just my $.02.

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