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Old 04-13-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hello
I have a few questions to ask.
When you tap a keg and put it in the kegerator it will eventually go bad(stale).
My concern with kegging is if I put my beer in the keg and Co2 it to severing pressure and leave it for a couple of weeks, why wont it go bad?
The reason I am asking is because I had a commercially brewed beer in my kegorator(captain Lawrence pale ale) and it was going stale by week two.. I use beer gas mix in my kegerator and I have a spare Co2 for my home brew.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "stale"? Its going flat or after a few weeks its undrinkable (taste?)

People that use air pumps on kegs run into issues with it going bad from being exposed to atmospheric air.



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taste and lack of head on the beer.

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Old 04-13-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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Too high of temp and/or contamination? Corny or Sanke?

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Too high of temp and/or contamination? Corny or Sanke?

well the commercial one is sanky. Do you think i have contaminated beer gas?
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no matter what beer I bought it always went bad some just lasted longer than others. Should I go back to co2 instead of beer gas?

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Yeah, try to use CO2 was going to be my next post anyway; see if maybe the beer gas isn't really beer gas.

Could be anything in there and you'd never know for sure...

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good point i really never thought it could have been something else.. Thanks

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so if I use co2 than the beer really should never go flat . right

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Could it be that it is not the gas at all?

Couldn't the lines have that affect if not cleaned properly. Another possibility would be soap residue in the glasses. I had that happen to me, I changed the way I cleaned the glasses and it stopped hapening



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