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Old 01-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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So im about to keg a nice looking ipa and wanted to have a few bottles around as well. I know about the carb tablets but have never used them. Any other advice on how to prime just a few bottles?

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon per bottle of dextrose also works.

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Old 01-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Once the beer is kegged and carbed up...sanitize and freeze a few bottles and caps. Depressurize your keg, set PSI to only enough to push beer slow. Fill the bottle from the tap, keeping it tilted as to limit oxygenation. Overfill slightly so no airspace. Cap immediately.

I've done many this way...no need to fuss with carb tabs that are very erratic at best!

You can routinely keep a few bottles and caps in the freezer for those that want to head home with one or two after a visit.

A few other threads on this if you search...others also put a small tube on the tap soas to fill from the bottom...I think this is a PITA because you need to overfill and now your trying to fill the final ounce or so from tube and not the tap itself.

Don't forget to reset your PSI to normal serving levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Once the beer is kegged and carbed up...sanitize and freeze a few bottles and caps. Depressurize your keg, set PSI to only enough to push beer slow. Fill the bottle from the tap, keeping it tilted as to limit oxygenation. Overfill slightly so no airspace. Cap immediately.

I've done many this way...no need to fuss with carb tabs that are very erratic at best!

You can routinely keep a few bottles and caps in the freezer for those that want to head home with one or two after a visit.

A few other threads on this if you search...others also put a small tube on the tap soas to fill from the bottom...I think this is a PITA because you need to overfill and now your trying to fill the final ounce or so from tube and not the tap itself.

Don't forget to reset your PSI to normal serving levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for this. i had read it, but forgotten it and need it to empty a keg tonight..
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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Thanks woodstone! I like the idea and will try that. No need to let them sit either eh? I can crack one soon as its chilled again? Ill expirement w it and see how it turns out! Thanks again!

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I use the bowie bottle adapter and pull a few bottles off my keg, esp my sours, this allows me to age them longer. I opened a bottle the other day that was around a year old and it had a nice volume of co2, so the adapter works(of course you need 525 perlicks)

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Once the beer is kegged and carbed up...sanitize and freeze a few bottles and caps. Depressurize your keg, set PSI to only enough to push beer slow. Fill the bottle from the tap, keeping it tilted as to limit oxygenation. Overfill slightly so no airspace. Cap immediately.

I've done many this way...no need to fuss with carb tabs that are very erratic at best!

You can routinely keep a few bottles and caps in the freezer for those that want to head home with one or two after a visit.

A few other threads on this if you search...others also put a small tube on the tap soas to fill from the bottom...I think this is a PITA because you need to overfill and now your trying to fill the final ounce or so from tube and not the tap itself.

Don't forget to reset your PSI to normal serving levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just did this to empty a keg yesterday. Worked like a dream. Thanks!!!
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I just bottled 11 beers off of my tap using the Bowie Bottler at full pressure in 5 minutes. Awesome.

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