Originally Posted by mattyboy
Hi yes the beer had finished fermentation.
The keg I referred to was a plastic one witch has a valve ontop like the one in the photo sorry for any confusion
I was told it was ok to prime with sugar and told to use 120g for 23L coopers lager.
I bottled 10 pints and left the rest so I would be able to pull a pint off the barrel when ever I needed to.
I was told that I would need to use co2 when the barrel ran out of pressure so as to keep the beer from getting infected and keep the beer fresh.
Just hope I've been given the right advice
Ive not seen one of those before. I'd say your on the right track...sorta like a plastic Firkin. Looks like a simple outlet cock on that. Once it's carbed I would think it would be tough to get a good pour off of it. As long as they told you it's pressure rated I'd say you are on the right track.
Leave it sealed and as long as there are no leaks It should carb in 1-2 weeks depending on the headspace.
I would double check with the manufacturer or whomever sold it to you that you are using it as intended. My instinct would be not to trust it and it sounds from the OP that that's your instinct as well.