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Old 11-03-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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My buddies 30th birthday is just around the corner. His wife rented a house at the beach for the weekend in Charleston. It's peanut butter jelly timeeeeee

I've had my sierra in the keg since saturday, and it's slowly picking up CO2. I want to make sure the 4 hour car ride doesn't produce a flat beer by the time we get there. Any precautions I should take? Obviously, I can't keep it cool that long, and storing it out there will be an issue. It'll get an ice bath as soon as we get there.

Of course...if its too complicated...I may just keep it all for myself at home



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Old 11-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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I would rhink about drilling out the caps to some 2L soda bottles and inserting a tire stem to make your own carbonator cap for cheap. Then tote along a couple to the beach.



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I want to make sure I understand your situation... the beer is kegged and is was forced carbed?

And you're asking if you transport the keg, will it go flat??

I don't see how it would go flat at all. I'm confused.

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I want to make sure I understand your situation... the beer is kegged and is was forced carbed?

And you're asking if you transport the keg, will it go flat??

I don't see how it would go flat at all. I'm confused.
I figured it would be like a diet coke. If you drive around, and the liquid shakes a bunch, it loses its carbonation.

I suppose if I kept it hooked up to the C02 to keep the pressure up, that should mitigate any problems...
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If you are worried about it then u can always look into one of these http://www.midwestsupplies.com/compact-co2-injector-ball-lock-fitting-compact-co2-injector.html

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Hmmm... I've never seen an unopened can/bottle of soda lose carbonation from driving around.

If the keg is pretty much full, and it is carbonated, I don't see how it could lose carbonation by being bounced around. If anything, that'll HELP it get carbed.

When I force-carb a keg (like everyone else does), I put it under pressure and shake the living hell out of it for a few minutes... to get the CO2 INTO the beer.

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If the keg does n ot leak where would the CO2 go? Even if the keg is not connected to a CO2 tank the tank is still under pressure. As long as the keg does not leak it should stay carbonated.

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If it gets warm, I can see how the CO2 would go into the headspace more. However, it's only going to be four hours, so it couldn't possibly gain that much heat for that volume of beer in such a short amount of time.

If you want to combat this just put like 20 psi in the keg before you leave, and then purge it and return it to serving pressure when you get to the beach.

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ok... step back for a second..

You have a 5 gallon corney and you want to serve it this weekend somewhere that is a 4 hour drive away right?

How are you/did you carb the keg? What pressure for how long? And how carbonated is the keg right now? Does it need more carbing? Are you currently chilling it?

Give us a few specific details and I can tell you how to have to perfect for the weekend.



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