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Old 06-08-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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I have 2.5 gallons of beer that I would love to force carb, then bottle. The smallest keg I have is a 5 gallon. Has anyone forced carbed in a 1/2 full keg before and had good results?

If this has been covered my search skills have failed me...

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Old 06-08-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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Not a problem just vent a couple of times.

 
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:14 AM   #3
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Well I had a half-full 1/6 bbl keg of commercial beer that I inadvertently let go flat for about an hour. Cranked it up to 30 psi and it was good to go in about a day. Tastes a little off, but that's to be expected.

 
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:38 AM   #4
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Thanks, I guess I will give it a go!
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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It'll work fine. I've done it with beer and hard lemonade. In fact, I have 2.5 gallons of hard lemonade in my kegerator in a 5 gallon keg right now. I didn't want to use my precious 3 gallon ones for my daughter's hard lemonade, so it's in a 5 gallon keg. She's not even drinking it, though- her husband is, but that's really beside the point I guess!
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #6
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^ A point of concern, nevertheless! Get that son-in-law in line!

 
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #7
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How about 5 gallons in a standard half barrel keg? I have access to one and wanted to give it a shot for a Spotted Cow clone I was going to brew soon.

 
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