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Old 03-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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I am about to get a set of kegs, CO2 bottles and a 4 tap chiller from a friend next payday and he has offered to give me one of the kegs early. I have a stout that I was going to bottle this weekend.

Would it work to just rack it into the keg with the priming sugar and let it carb/condition in the keg for a few weeks. Then when I get the rest of the gear set the CO2 pressure just enough to push it out of the keg and keep it carbed?



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Old 03-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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I am about to get a set of kegs, CO2 bottles and a 4 tap chiller from a friend next payday and he has offered to give me one of the kegs early. I have a stout that I was going to bottle this weekend.

Would it work to just rack it into the keg with the priming sugar and let it carb/condition in the keg for a few weeks. Then when I get the rest of the gear set the CO2 pressure just enough to push it out of the keg and keep it carbed?
Yep, should work fine.


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The short answer is yes you can, but use half the amount of priming sugar. That seems to be the rule of thumb.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Default keg ur stout

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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Just like a bottle, chill it down for at least 48 hours before serving. The first glass is all trub, and after that you should be fine.

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Cool. Thanks for the answers.

Now what am I gonna do with the 4 or 5 cases of empty bottles I've managed to scrounge up.

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Cool. Thanks for the answers.

Now what am I gonna do with the 4 or 5 cases of empty bottles I've managed to scrounge up.
Offer them up on here of course! But you're probably going to want to keep some so you can bottle for travel, competitions (if that's your thing) and if you consider giving some to friends.
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Cool. Thanks for the answers.

Now what am I gonna do with the 4 or 5 cases of empty bottles I've managed to scrounge up.
I am in the same position but now find that it is good to have them if i want to bottle from the keg.
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Will there be enough pressure to serve the whole keg without a co2 tank using this method?

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I plan on hooking it up to CO2 before serving to keep the pressure up so it doesn't go flat or spoil.



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