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Old 08-02-2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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hi, im new to this sort of thing and was wondering if it is ok to fill a corny keg with a beer from a store?

I dont make my own beer just yet so could i keg beer from a store and be able to dispense it at the tap?

I dont know if this is possible but seems like a good idea untill i start making my own beer.

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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hi, im new to this sort of thing and was wondering if it is ok to fill a corny keg with a beer from a store?

I dont make my own beer just yet so could i keg beer from a store and be able to dispense it at the tap?

I dont know if this is possible but seems like a good idea untill i start making my own beer.

Thanks
Its possible although if you are just pouring in cans/bottles you may introduce oxygen that may cause the beer to go stale quicker....if you choose to do this I would purge the keg first and gentle pour the beers into the keg as close to the bottom as possible to avoid aeration...if you drink it fast enough I see little problem in doing this especially if just a cheap BMC product. Not sure its worth the hassle though.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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thanks very much for the quick reply, this is very helpful to me.

Yeah i was planning to pour the beer in with a long funnel or something similar so it was underneath the surface so it does not agitate the beer so much.

You suggest i should purge the keg first, what pressure best and what pressure would be best for when the keg is in use?

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thanks very much for the quick reply, this is very helpful to me.

Yeah i was planning to pour the beer in with a long funnel or something similar so it was underneath the surface so it does not agitate the beer so much.

You suggest i should purge the keg first, what pressure best and what pressure would be best for when the keg is in use?

thanks
Purging the keg will help remove some of that o2 that will potentially cause stale taste. I would keep the keg at about 11-14 psi.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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is 30 psi ok for purging?

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is 30 psi ok for purging?
You could use 30psi but wouldn't go much over as really the idea is just to remove the oxygen from the tank so after filling your keg with co2 to whatever setting it maybe, release it using the release valve.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:54 PM   #7
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Bring your keg to a local micro brewer/brew pub and have them fill it with one of there offerings.

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Why don't you buy a keg and put it in you kegerator? Cheaper than the stuff in the bottles.

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i live in Scotland and cant seem to find anywhere that will sell a keg for private use, so untill i start making my own this will do i think.

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This sounds like a perfect opportunity for you to link up with some other homebrewers in you area. Group brews and buddy brews are great for folks just starting out.

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