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Old 06-15-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
Feb 2010
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I want to take some beer with me tonight but i only have kegged beer. Can i just fill up a sixer from the keg and cap it quick. they are going to b drank within 10hrs sanitized of course
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Yes you can.

But like anything, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, you'll be fine. It's only when you're getting into long term storage, or sending in to competitions that you need to get fancy (or as fancy as a racking cane stuck to a thumb tap gets). For same day consumption, I tap straight into a flip top all the time.

btw, just seeing your "on deck", I just finished a black IPA myself and have a Triple IPA on deck

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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That's how growlers are filled all the time. For longer term storage, check out this link

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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The sooner you drink them the better. I just bought a counter pressure bottle filler to enter my beer in competitions (need to bottle). One thing you can try to do to reduce foam, you will have a good amount of it, is to fit a small length of tubing in the opening of the tap (not sure of the tubing size but make sure it fits snug) and put the other end in the bottom of the bottle.

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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I don't know about right or wrong, but there are many ways to get beer from your keg to your bottles.

I like the "We don't need no stinking beergun" linked above. If you don't have an appropriate rubber stopper or racking cane, you can just put a tube on your picnic tap or faucet, turn the CO2 pressure way down and just flow the beer into the bottle. It'll be just fine for taking to a party.

I bottle right off my taps using a special adapter because I don't want to mess with my CO2 pressure or connect/disconnect fittings.

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:21 PM   #7
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For same day consumption I don't worry about oxidation or sanitation but I do want to minimize foaming as that represents carbonation loss (most pubs do pretty poor growler fills if you ask me).

Get the bottles cold, like freezer cold, turn the c02 down to about 1-2 PSI, vent the keg of excess pressure, and fill with the bottle tilted slowly turn it upright as it fills. You should be able to get a very small amount of foam, that is the goal.

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Old 06-15-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Probably too late to get one tonight but you can also check out the Blichmann Beer Gun for future use.
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