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Old 06-14-2013, 03:48 AM   #1001
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Ive got a question that probably has been answered somewhere.

If you have 12 psi in 44 degree keg sitting in a fridge and you decided you wanted to bottle it a few. I use this method and fill your bottle up why is it my bottles are always flat. I have yet to get one that ends up with the nice sound of a carb bottle? What could I be doing wrong that causes his?

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:49 AM   #1002
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Dudes. So I've used this technique with unbelievable success. Filling growlers and sixers for that night out with friends. But I don't find it particularly sanitary, what with the grimy picnic tap and all. Do you guys ever use this technique for long-term storage? I'd like to do this for competitions so the beers are nice and bright, but I don't trust the tap and lines to keep the beer fresh for the interim between entry deadlines and the competition.

Tips? Tricks?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:08 AM   #1003
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Dudes. So I've used this technique with unbelievable success. Filling growlers and sixers for that night out with friends. But I don't find it particularly sanitary, what with the grimy picnic tap and all. Do you guys ever use this technique for long-term storage? I'd like to do this for competitions so the beers are nice and bright, but I don't trust the tap and lines to keep the beer fresh for the interim between entry deadlines and the competition.

Tips? Tricks?
If you are concerned, why not just use a clean and freshly sanitized picnic tap? They break down for cleaning easily.

However, in my experience, I have kept bottles for 2+ months without issue. Beer tasted the same from the bottle as the beer side by side from the keg.

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #1004
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Ive got a question that probably has been answered somewhere.
If you have 12 psi in 44 degree keg sitting in a fridge and you decided you wanted to bottle it a few. I use this method and fill your bottle up why is it my bottles are always flat. I have yet to get one that ends up with the nice sound of a carb bottle? What could I be doing wrong that causes his?
Keep in mind that you lose a fraction of carbonation during bottling in between the time you pull the trigger and actually seal the cap on.
Make sure you're filling one bottle then capping it immediately, don't fill several bottles then cap like some people do. (This will also help with carbonation consistency.)
Also, 12psi @ 44F results in 2.3 volumes, which, depending on beer style, could be a little flat to begin with. I carb to about 3 volumes (20psi @ 44F) minimum for all beers, and up to 3.5 for some.

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #1005
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Keep in mind that you lose a fraction of carbonation during bottling in between the time you pull the trigger and actually seal the cap on.
Make sure you're filling one bottle then capping it immediately, don't fill several bottles then cap like some people do. (This will also help with carbonation consistency.)
Also, 12psi @ 44F results in 2.3 volumes, which, depending on beer style, could be a little flat to begin with. I carb to about 3 volumes (20psi @ 44F) minimum for all beers, and up to 3.5 for some.
I have an issue with having it that high i usually get nothing but foam. I have a 2 tap tower that it appears dont have an adjustable tap. Cpuld this be my problem?

Also thanks for the info

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #1006
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I have an issue with having it that high i usually get nothing but foam. I have a 2 tap tower that it appears dont have an adjustable tap. Cpuld this be my problem?
Also thanks for the info
Have you addressed your beer line length and size? Longer lengths and smaller diameters will increase resistance and slow the flow of beer, preserving carbonation. Or you can insert epoxy mixers into your keg's out tube.
Search around for threads that address these issues.
I had to do the same thing before I got it all right.
Good luck!

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:29 PM   #1007
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Have you addressed your beer line length and size? Longer lengths and smaller diameters will increase resistance and slow the flow of beer, preserving carbonation. Or you can insert epoxy mixers into your keg's out tube.
Search around for threads that address these issues.
I had to do the same thing before I got it all right.
Good luck!
8 foot line for beer gun 5 for tap. I might just have to increase it to about 7. Damn more research gpt to love home brewing.

 
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #1008
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Try this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure...oubles-100151/

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #1009
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works for me

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #1010
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Dudes. So I've used this technique with unbelievable success. Filling growlers and sixers for that night out with friends. But I don't find it particularly sanitary, what with the grimy picnic tap and all. Do you guys ever use this technique for long-term storage? I'd like to do this for competitions so the beers are nice and bright, but I don't trust the tap and lines to keep the beer fresh for the interim between entry deadlines and the competition.

Tips? Tricks?
I have very old bottles done with this method. The CO2 and alcohol keep most things at bay.
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