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Old 09-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default room temp kegging to bottles?

Ok not sure if this even makes sense...

I have everything i need to keg except a fridge....lol

Would it make any sense to keg at room temp...then once carbed.... Bottle then refrigerate the bottles? Our would you just keep bottle carbing until i could get a fridge set up?



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Old 09-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Ok not sure if this even makes sense...

I have everything i need to keg except a fridge....lol

Would it make any sense to keg at room temp...then once carbed.... Bottle then refrigerate the bottles? Our would you just keep bottle carbing until i could get a fridge set up?

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No! Pushing at room temp even at the lowest psi will result in a foamy mess..

Edit: yes to bottle carbing for now..


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Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the answer! I guess now I search for a fridge for the garage!


Do allot of people that keg bottle any of their beer? How Long will it stay "fresh" going from keg to bottles?


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I bottle from keg/tap when I'm taking some of my beer with me to someplace else. Usually it's gone by the end of the weekend, or within a few days. I've had far better luck with swing top bottles than with long necks (capping with a bench capper).

I've used a couple of different methods/hardware items, to bottle from tap/keg. The one I like the best is the Blichmann Beer Gun. The Bowie bottler setup works ok, but it's not as easy to use IMO/IME. If I was to do it over again, I'd probably just get the Blichmann Beer Gun and be done with it.

BTW, I picked up a new fridge to use with kegs, in the kitchen (it's a 10 cubic foot Whirlpool, freezer on top model) last year. I'm moving this month and will soon be looking to get a chest freezer to setup in the basement so that I can also have beer on tap in the finished room down there. The first beer fridge is going into the kitchen in the new house (has a spot for it already).

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it's a pain but you can do it. If you freeze the bottles first - then fill very gently and cap quickly it's possible.

Obviously it's better to start with cold kegs - then it's easy.

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If you can't serve from the keg, there's little point in putting your beer in there, in my opinion.

Bottling some off of a keg to take to a party is one thing. "Packaging" your beer twice seems like a pain to me

That said, I bottled a Black Lager from a keg and it kept for over a year. Good beer



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