Uh Oh . . . Kegerator too cold :( - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Uh Oh . . . Kegerator too cold :(

Thread Tools
Old 12-10-2006, 09:06 PM   #1
Feb 2006
Posts: 901
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts

Just opened my kegerator to pull a draft of my Vienna Lager (hiding in the fridge . . . not on tap ).

Anyway, I looked at the dusseldorf sticke alt I have been lagering and noticed that it is frozen on top . It has been cold here lately. I have the kegerator turned all the to its warmest setting. I am not interested in an icebeer . . . but what effect may this have on my beer? Should I just leave it, or should I bring it in to warm it up?

This also got me to thinking what was happening in my corny kegs. I have been pulling drafts, but do you think that there may be a frozen layer on top of them?

Does anyone else keep their kegerator in the garage? If so, can you keep it from freezing?

Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
Nov 2005
Orlando, FL
Posts: 430
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Now its just a ice bock!

Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 09:59 PM   #3
Jan 2006
Lincoln, NE
Posts: 851
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts

Shake it up well after it thaws. I had a beer freeze once, and a lot of stuff settled out. I got 2-3 really strong flavored glasses and the rest was watery.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 01:21 AM   #4
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,595
Liked 153 Times on 144 Posts

I keep my kegger in the garage, so far it hasn't frozen in there. You might consider getting an electric pipe tape and wrapping it around the taps. Brew will separate if ice forms in the keg. The alcohol will concentrate along with the malt and other "impurities". Shaking the keg up after it thaws will take care of the problem.

If your cornies freeze completely, there is a good chance that they will split.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kegerator too cold mramann Bottling/Kegging 13 02-12-2011 03:59 PM
Whoa Nellie - cold wort, cold water...what to do? kcpup Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 12-01-2009 01:09 PM
Convert Conventional Kegerator to Cornelius Kegerator aschafer324 Bottling/Kegging 3 07-23-2009 10:12 PM
True Kegerator TOO COLD! BrewDr Bottling/Kegging 3 04-13-2009 03:08 PM
Found a cheap kegerator but it wont get cold... billpa Equipment/Sanitation 5 07-09-2007 11:43 PM

Forum Jump