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jezter6 12-21-2007 08:35 PM

Keggers who bottle for competition or swapping
So, I've used my kegger to fill up a growler to go or a few bottles for a friend who would be drinking brew in the next few days. Either way, they were kept cold from keg to bottle to fridge.

For those of you who keg and send out to beerswaps or comps, do you think it affects your final brew (moreso for competition)? I'm worried that even doing what I can (cranking up pressure for a few days, then bleeging off and filling at a reduced PSI with a CP filler/beer gun), things like warming up and shaking during transit will affect my brew more than if I just bottle carbed a 6er out of every batch for the very purpose of sending out for comp/swap.

Anyone notice anything in kegged brews drank weeks later and often changing temp from cold to warm to cold again?

ohiobrewtus 12-21-2007 08:46 PM


Hopefully BM will chime in with a link to the post he made about how he does this.

jezter6 12-21-2007 08:47 PM

Well, I've seen his magic tool, and I use something similar, and it works fine for short term storage and transfer.

I'm really interested in hearing the results of long term storage of keg bottled beer and how it survives transfer.

ohiobrewtus 12-21-2007 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by jezter6
Well, I've seen his magic tool...

I really wish that I was mature enough to not find that hilarious. :D

Funkenjaeger 12-22-2007 02:53 PM

I've heard the guys on the Jamil show podcast saying that they generally bottle their beers from the keg.

Chriso 12-22-2007 09:21 PM

I'm subscribing to this thread just to hear more about Biermuncher and his magic tool. :D

(and the 8 new cornies in the basement that I start using next week)

SuperiorBrew 12-22-2007 09:54 PM

Biermuncher's Magic Tool

Chriso 12-22-2007 10:03 PM

:) I've read the thread already, Rich, I just couldn't resist the joke. Thanks for it again though, I'm always happy to refresh my memory on gadgets!

Short Drive 12-22-2007 10:15 PM

The beer I entered in competition was carbonated with carb drops. I racked to the keg. Then used a picnic tap to fill sanitized bottles. dropped in a carb drop and let it sit for 6 weeks for competition.

Rudeboy 12-22-2007 11:21 PM

I'm getting ready to keg for the first time this weekend I was wondering what to do with the extra 2 or 3 litres. I want to bottle them but can't figure out how much sugar per bottle. I'm sure I could but I'm too slow or lazy.


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