I was wondering if there are any secret tricks to bottling a beer to have it last if you have already tapped a keg of home brew? I tried it once before by just bottling it straight from the tap, but it went flat within 2 days.
^ this....This method has worked for me and it is really cheap to assemble. All I had to buy was a small drilled stopper and a picnic tap. I just use my bottling wand rather than a racking cane and it works great.
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I use the same setup but I always had trouble with foam when turning the pressure down. Now I just leave it at normal serving pressure and all is well. I don't even bother chilling the bottles any more.