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Old 07-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Another kegging 'don't' scratched off the list....

I froze a keg last night

I've got the sanyo at what I thought was 35* so I can crash cool my SNPA and Kolsch for this weekends party. Well, I went to pull a pint of the SNPA last night (gotta clear the yeast right??) and NOTHING happend. I had dryhopped it with pellets by just throwing them in there and was worried about the poppet getting stuck. I unhooked it and opened the top to find beer slushy that started SPEWING everywhere.....SWMBO was not happy....

It went into the bathtub for maybe a couple hours to thaw out and degass.


So, there you have it folks.....don't freeze your kegs!! I knew it would happen eventually, now I'm just waiting on a stuck poppet or a leak or something.....

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Old 07-01-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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I did the same thing about a week ago. One of my hoses got stuck in the door of my sanyo, so the door didn't close all the way. When I went to pull a pint the next day I got a lot of foam because a lot of the co2 had come out of solution. I figured that I would fix it by cranking up the temperature controller to max. Well I forgot about it and the next day I ended up with two frozen kegs.

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Old 07-01-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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<pulls out scratch pad>

Note to self...

thanks for sharing

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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At least you didn't split the keg.

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Yeah, it was mostly just slushy.......not completely frozen

The other keg was fine though

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Hmmmm eisSNPA or eisKolsch could be interesting

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