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Old 01-21-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
Jan 2011
carlsbad, california
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Anyone done this before, i purged the o2 headspace the day after i shook and force carbonated it. is it going to be heavily oxidized quickly? it had about 6 inches from the top of a corny keg..

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Old 01-21-2011, 02:05 AM   #2
Oct 2010
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I've done that before but not with that much headspace. I didn't have any problems but I don't think my keg lasted more than 2 or 3 weeks. My advice would be to not let it hang around too long.

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Old 01-21-2011, 02:15 AM   #3
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Drink it all. Right now.

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #4
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It usually takes a bit to get the oxidized flavors to come through. Drink quickly and you will be fine. Might even have purged itself if there was CO2 in the beer when you filled. Sometimes it comes loose when you transfer...

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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I've done this before, no issues for me, but the beer was all gone within a month, so there really wasn't any time for off flavors to develop.

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