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Old 09-11-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Keg To Bottle Transfer?

I kegged a beer last night and for a slew of reasons, I now want to get this beer into bottles. I did add dextrose before kegging to naturally carb. Is it too late? Can I just move it from the keg to bottle with no repercussions today? It's been less than 24 hours since I kegged. Any advice will be helpful!


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i'd say shake it a bit to get everything back into suspension then bottle.

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Do some searching on the forum...this topic has been discussed quite a bit.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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For a keg you typically use a WHOLE lot less priming sugar.

Let it ferment out the sugar (warm) for a week or 2, regularly venting pressure, or use an airlock.

Re prime the appropriate amount and bottle at 2-3 psi from the keg.
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I doubt it'd be a problem (as long as you give it a good shake or upending due to any settlement of sugar. Otherwise, you're pretty much looking at it as if it was a bottling bucket. The 24hours does mean that some of the dextrose may have been consumed, but I doubt it will be that much of an issue.

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