Originally Posted by jb3218
That may be what he was talking about. That was about 20 years ago and my memory is not what it used to be. Just ask my wife. I have yet to keg but I do want to try it. Another question I have is if I fill a growler from a keg, is there a way to maintain the carbonation and if so, for how long? Are there special caps?
In a growler, carbonation may not last that long, depending on how well the caps seal. But for bottles, the carb will last just as when you buy a commercial beer that's been force carbed and then bottled.
I have a fun thing I love. I bought a "carbonator cap". You could make one, but basically it's just a keg post fitting for a soda bottle. You fill the soda bottle from the keg, add the carbonator cap and then give the soda bottle a blast of co2. You can even carb up a flat beverage that way- soda, beer, etc. I like to do it also when I keg, and have some beer left that won't fit in the keg. I put some of it in a 2L bottle, and put the carbonator cap on and carb it up! (You're not to do this with glass, as the glass may blow up!)
I take plastic soda bottles full of beer all the time, and they stay carbed up until you open them!