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Old 09-15-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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I have been asked to bring a few bottles of my IPA to an office party this weekend, however all my beer is in kegs. Is there a way to bottle from the keg that will hold carbonation for 24 hours or so? I checked out the BMBF, but I'm not trying to age and was wondering if I could just fill them and cap em if its only 1 day.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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Look up. See the sticky, "We no need no Stinking Beer Gun."

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I think he's already checked that out and suggested he didn't want to go that route.

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This is mostly what growlers are for. But if you wanna take a bigger volume of beer and if its gonna be a same day thing, im pretty sure you can just bottle and cap. Although I would still read the sticky cause it might give you pointers.
You might lose more CO2 in the process by just filling from the faucet than if you used BMBF. I would definitely chill the bottles first. I doubt you would lose so much CO2 that it would taste flat. Also, cap on foam just in case you have to do it the night before or something.

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I think he's already checked that out and suggested he didn't want to go that route.
Oops. Yeah, I didn't catch that. I'll drink an extra pint tonight as punishment.
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I bring beer to work all the time, using a large soda bottle and a carbonator cap. Works great, and you can bottle well in advance, at your convenience. The caps are overpriced, but I've gotten a lot of use out of mine, no regrets. Some guys make their own out of regular caps and automotive valve stems.

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I've had success bottling just like the brew pubs do their growlers.
add 6" or so of hose to the tap, fill and cap tightly.

Good to go....for a while....I've had a bottle last for 48 hours and was still ok.

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Thanks for the help...I was attempting to avoid going to my LHBS and buy a racking cane due to time constraints with work. I'll try to bottle one or two a couple days before and see how they are after a day and go from there. I really only need to bring 6-12 so I may just buy some good beer to bring. the theme is to bring a beer from where your from since we have a pretty diverse group. But how much closer to where your from can you get than from your house?!

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I have been asked to bring a few bottles of my IPA to an office party this weekend, however all my beer is in kegs. Is there a way to bottle from the keg that will hold carbonation for 24 hours or so? I checked out the BMBF, but I'm not trying to age and was wondering if I could just fill them and cap em if its only 1 day.
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Ive taken beer out of a keg and bottled it...waited 6 months and drank it. I didn't have a problem, so I think you will be completely safe at 24 hours.
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I have beer stuff all over the house. Last weekend my little one stepped on my racking cane after knocking it off the shelf. AAAARRRRGHHHH. I took a piece of vinyl tubing that I had laying around and jammed that into the picnic tap. It worked great. It was a bit of a pain to get the stopper to fit over the tubing, other than that its now a flexible bottle filler.

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