Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Transferring From One Keg to Another
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
heckels
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 721
Liked 50 Times on 40 Posts

Default Transferring From One Keg to Another

I've got a 2.5 gallon keg coming to be used in a portable setup. To fill the keg with some pre-carbed beer I'm planning on purging with CO2 then pushing from one keg to another. Is there anything else to it? Do you purge the pressure every little while or just leave it?

Thanks.

__________________
heckels is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,665
Liked 426 Times on 326 Posts
Likes Given: 660

Default

Yeah, it's that simple. You will need to 'burp' the receiving keg or else the pressures will equalize and the flow will stop. Remember to make your jumper go from the 'out' post to the other 'out' post.

__________________
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
BrewThruYou
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ambler
Posts: 1,691
Liked 37 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Yep, just pull the release valve on the receiving keg every so often.

My advice is to buy one of these: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/smartstrip.html

It made it a lot easier to figure out how much beer is in the smaller keg. The first few times I did it without the SmartStrip, I opened the lid a few times to see the level since I thought that was a lot better than overfilling the small keg. You'll need to cut it to fit the 2.5G keg. Another option is a scale, but this is a lot easier.

__________________
BrewThruYou is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
dinnerstick
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: utrecht, netherlands
Posts: 1,971
Liked 240 Times on 180 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

and less pressure is needed if the donor keg is higher than the recipient, on a chair or something, it will go like a siphon

__________________
dinnerstick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
heckels
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 721
Liked 50 Times on 40 Posts

Default

Thanks guys. And good call on the smartStrip. I'm going to have to see if I can find something like that at my LHBS. Otherwise I'll have to wait to put together a NB order.

__________________
heckels is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #6
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 62,808
Liked 4916 Times on 3565 Posts
Likes Given: 990

Default

When I filled two 3 gallon kegs yesterday, I could tell just by the condensation on the outside of the keg where it was filled to! The cold carbonated beer just made a nice clear line as the keg filled.

I used 3-5 psi to push the beer I believe.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Find me on facebook: Lorena Evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS