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Old 02-06-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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hey folks: How do you take your filled kegs to other places. I wanted to take my keg away for a ski weekend(unfortunately the local temps are in the 70's around here). I moved it a bit at home and was surprised to pour a couple of hazy brews. After a day it settled down. Tasted fine but lost its clarity. Any tips? Also how to keep cool temps, sleeping bag?
Thanks, Charlie who's going mobile

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Old 02-06-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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"It tasted fine" What, are you taking it to a competition?

Ideally a big enough cooler would be best to keep it cool for long periods of time, but short of that, a round beverage cooler with the top off holds a corny and some ice.

We kind of need to know how you are travelling....Van, compact, boat?

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
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LOL...for my bachelor party we dragged a cornie out to the sand bar and had pizza and wings delivered to us BY BOAT in the middle of Cayuga lake.



As far as "clarity"... if it really matters... then just secondary your beer for a month then crash cool it before you keg it.

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That is the 3rd cooles thing I have ever heard..............

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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If you have a spare empty corny, you can transfer between the current keg and the new keg to avoid the haze. The one that's full now has a layer of sediment on the bottom which is incidentally right near the dip tube opening. If you let things settle and then do a closed transfer to the new keg, you'll get ride of the sediment layer. Either that or you could use opaque plastic cups and just forget about the haze.

A bin of ice is all you need, if you can keep the bottom 10" of the keg ice cold, that's good enough.

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Build some of these:
http://home.swbell.net/bufkin/cheap_3_liter_kegs.htm

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Old 02-06-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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I haul kegs aroudn and never have hazy pours...for two reasons:

1. secondary with a cold crash to get as much yeast out of suspension as possible
2. I NEVER prime a keg...always force carb.

thus my first pint or two has some yeast cloudiness...and then its clear bliss for the remaining 4.97 gallons.

and I use a small CO2 charger to dispense kegs I take remote. great investment...just don't try to force carb a keg with those.

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Old 02-06-2008, 11:36 PM   #8
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1. secondary with a cold crash to get as much yeast out of suspension as possible
2. I NEVER prime a keg...always force carb.
I would say this is the "secret".
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:44 PM   #9
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bout as mobile as it gets with spinners even from my buds at jr brewing

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Old 02-07-2008, 12:03 AM   #10
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Or consider that the haze is full of antioxidants and don't sweat it. Taste is what matters most. Unless your buddies are all EAC's or brewers they won't notice a thing.

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