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Old 01-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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I want to start bottling from a keg as to get rid of sediment and also to brew ciders as well. My question is, can I do everything at room temperature? I want to force carbonate the keg and then bottle from their all at room temperature since I don't currently have a way to chill the keg. Is this doable?

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Not really. I mean, it's doable in that you certainly can try- but warm beer foams like a son of a gun, so you "lose" the carbonation when you fill the bottles due to the foaming. I hope that makes sense!

Even with a cold keg, the bottles are usually chilled to help reduce foaming when you fill them.

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You can - but results aren't the best. You really need to get everything cold to keep the CO2 in solution. Cold liquid, cold hoses and fittings, cold bottles result in the best transfer of CO2.

You're going to get a lot of foam at room temp.

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