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Old 08-06-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Kegging mistake I won't make again (cheer me up)

I'm new to kegging so I thought I would throw this out there just to make sure no one else does this.
I was getting ready to keg my 50th B-day Barleywine to age until next Aug. I cleaned the keg and put 1.5 gallons of Star-san in the keg and then shook it and hit it with CO2 and ran some through the beer line, so far so good. The phone rang and I got distracted and when I added the 3.5 gallons of Barleywine to the keg and it started overflowing I realized I forgot to dump the Star-san.


And the hydro sample tasted sooooooooooooooooooooooo good

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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I normally don't suggest throwing a batch out but there are exceptions. My condolences for your loss.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:18 PM   #3
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Ouch! I'll have a pint in honour of your lost beer this evening.

I only add about a litre of starsan to my keg and I just swirl it around. I use my auto-syphon to pump sanitizer through the beer out tube rather than using CO2, saves both sanitizer and CO2 and if I do rack on top of it, it's not the end of the world (or the beer).

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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This is why I don't answer my phone...only bad things can happen.

Condolences.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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I'll hoist one in honor of your loss!

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:34 PM   #6
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sadly that is probably too much star-san for this to be salvaged. I'd give it a taste, but ...yeah...that sucks man

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Old 08-06-2008, 11:10 PM   #7
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Condolences.
Yeah, and it was my 09/09/09 made early so it had 1+ years to age for my 50th. I guess I'll start over. Long distance the next worst thing to being there

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sadly that is probably too much star-san for this to be salvaged. I'd give it a taste, but ...yeah...that sucks man
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At least you have plenty of time to make another batch.

Make two this time.

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Maybe bottles are in order for the next attempt?

Had to suggest it.

Sorry to hear it.

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you could bottle the other 1.5 gallons, additionally the star san beer might still be good if it is a barley wine.

If you think about it, if the barley wine is 8% or more abv then it is only diluted down to at minimum 5.5% abv. You can probably still drink it I would, and in fact if you are planning on dumping it seriously send it my way and I will dispose of it.

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