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Old 02-11-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
Sep 2010
Lafayette, Colorado
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how long can a keg last?

If I do natural carbing it is my understanding that it is done at room temp, so how long can I leave it there (weeks vs. months?)

Also, If I carb a keg via co2 in my fridge, if I take it out and leave it somewhere at room temperature will it be alright and how long could it last? Thanks! Any advice is always appreciated!

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Old 02-11-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
I use secondaries. :p
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if it's sealed well and you have been sanitary, it can last for many many many months.
Ground Fault Brewing Co.

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
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Let's put it this way, my keg of Oktoberfest (in my signature) went on-tap in April of 2010. It still tastes fine (a bit of acetylaldehyde but that was there from day 1).

It has always been kept cold though.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

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