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Old 09-23-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
Nov 2010
Big Rapids, Michigan
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I had a 5L mini keg of Bell's Oberon given to me yesterday. I'm the only beer drinker in the house, and most of my friends drink cheap beer. I don't want to drink this all in one night, but I don't want it to go to flat.
I had the idea of puting some of it in sanitized bottles & capping it for later. Can this be done without loosing the carbonation? (I know if you reseal a soda bottle, it will loose most of the carbonation in a short amount of time.)

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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Dec 2010
Phoenixville, PA
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You can do it,

All you need is a racking cane and a #2 stopper...if it is well carbonated

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
Dec 2007
Bryn Mawr, PA
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I've seen those mini-kegs before, and I'm not sure that you can jam a racking cane into its spigot.

But never fear! Mike "Tasty" McDole bottles right from the spigot, no fancy beer-gun required. The trick is to freeze the bottles for an hour or so before bottling, to minimize foaming.
Primary 1: Hasty IPA
Primary 2:
Secondary: Soured Golden
Kegged: American Wheat
Bottled: Belgian Golden Ale.
Planning: American Amber

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Old 09-23-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Make your friends see the light and make them drink it with you. Friends don't let friends drink BMC.
I believe Homer Simpson said it best "Alcohol, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems"

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