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Old 02-03-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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What do you guys do with he left beer from a batch that won't fit into a Corny?

I Was thinking of having a Swamp keg.. one with a few different types in it..But what if you can't fill the keg at one time? would there be any adverse affect from putting in a gallon or 2 at a time then purging the keg with CO2 until your ready to add some more?
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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I usually make 5.25 gallon batches, so they fit in the keg. But if I have too much, I bottle the leftovers. It's easy and I bought some "carb tabs" for that purpose.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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I just put the extra in a 2L bottle and use the Carbonator cap.

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
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+1 on the PET bottle with carbonator cap. It lets you do a quick chilldown and quick carb by shaking so you can get a sneak preview of the beer.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:02 PM   #5
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What about those Blue plastic containers used for water (camping), couldn't you install a DIY valve for carbination and use it.. I wonder if the dispencing valve would take 20-30 PSI.

I'm surprised 2L pop bottle will take that amount of pressure.

Guess I'll raid the shed and see if I can't enough materials to make a valve.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
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Soda is carbonated to nearly 3x the pressure of beer so those bottles are fine. You can install threaded schrader valves if you don't mind rigging a filling assembly to your CO2.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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Soda is carbonated to nearly 3x the pressure of beer so those bottles are fine. You can install threaded schrader valves if you don't mind rigging a filling assembly to your CO2.

Yeah I read up about the Soda bottles, 50Psi working pressure.. Right now I'm running 2 Regs on my tank and only have 1 Keg tapped. So if I wanted I could run some quick disconnects and a filling assempbly off the 2nd Reg. Which would still give me the option to swap for other uses..

Maybe I'll see what I have in the Tool box tonight.. Just regular air tool Disconnects should work right?
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I just put the extra in a 2L bottle and use the Carbonator cap.
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Also, it carbs fast, so you can sample the brew that night, without shaking the crap out of your keg.


 
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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I can't see pop bottles handling anything less then 80-100 PSI.



 
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Yeah I read up about the Soda bottles, 50Psi working pressure.. Right now I'm running 2 Regs on my tank and only have 1 Keg tapped. So if I wanted I could run some quick disconnects and a filling assempbly off the 2nd Reg. Which would still give me the option to swap for other uses..

Maybe I'll see what I have in the Tool box tonight.. Just regular air tool Disconnects should work right?
I've used them with no problems.
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