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Old 06-21-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default How do I drink my beer??

this is the beginner's forum right??

ok ok.. so i actually already know how to drink my beer.. but.. here is my issue

I have a keg at room temp (about 70deg) that has had about 30 lbs of CO2 pressure on it for a couple of weeks. (it is a porter)

I'd gotten a little ahead of myself and kegged the beer without having a fridge for it.

I don't have a way to cool the keg and keep it cool for an extended amount of time. ( cooling the whole thing in a tub of ice and then letting it warm back up wouldn't be a good idea would it?)


soo.. how do i drink it without buying a fridge for it?

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Old 06-21-2006, 06:12 PM   #2
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You could buy a cold plate and run it through that...
Or build a whole draft box..



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buy some of those plastic mugs that have a chamber of water within the walls that you can freeze. Freeze the mug, pour a warm beer, let it sit a while.

Of course, I like my porters at a relatively warmer temp, so I'd probably just drink it at room temp.

As for the repeated cooling and warming of the beer. I am not certian, but I do no expect that this would be detrimental in any way.

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Use a draft box like this:

http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=16403

Basically from what I gather it's like a wort chiller in the cooler filled with ice. Your draft line goes through the cooler, through the "chiller" and out the tap (be it shanked through the box or a picnic style tap). Cheap & portable for when you want to take your keg on your road. A friend of mine built one for pretty cheap.

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If it isn't too humid, you can get 10-15F of cooling just by wrapping a damp towel around the keg. That would be about right for a porter. I'd back off on the pressure before serving.

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If it isn't too humid, you can get 10-15F of cooling just by wrapping a damp towel around the keg. That would be about right for a porter. I'd back off on the pressure before serving.
I might give this a shot.. or maybe just drop the thing in an ice bath after all and drink lots

I'll make sure to back off the pressure..
I can imagine that serving warmish beer around 30 psi could make quite a mess

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My grandmother would put watermelons in a tub of water under The Big Bed to cool them.

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Tell you what, Pennsyvania's not that far from Massachusetts. Why don't you ship it to my house, I'll keep it cold for you, and you can swing by for a pint when you feel like it?

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Tell you what, Pennsyvania's not that far from Massachusetts. Why don't you ship it to my house, I'll keep it cold for you, and you can swing by for a pint when you feel like it?
oh.. what a fabulous offer.. but i'm from mississippi...
oh well.

but you are right.. pennsylvania isn't very farr from massachusetts
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