Originally Posted by WilliamstonBrew
I am five miles from a local brewery (Michigan Brewing Company
) and they'll fill a corny keg with their beer for a flat rate: $45. Not bad, IMHO. You have to supply the corny keg though, obviously.
If you live near a brewpub you might wanna check it out.
I live in DesMoines, where we have like 7 breweries.
I called each one and found only
one that would fill my cornys - $55
Like you, my pipeline is empty - 3 beers in secondary, but nothing ready for gas yet. So I have 5 gallons of Raccoon River Bandit IPA, and 5 gallons of Homestead Red on tap in the garage
To answer your question,
If you dump commercial beer into a keg, you're going to oxygenate it. You'll have to drink them quick! Not that that's a bad deal
You'll also likely flatten them a bit.
But, you'll have beer in a keg, that you can push out a tap with CO2 - If that's what you're after...
Make sure the keg is COLD or you'll foam the beer more, and load it as quick as you can.