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Old 12-21-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys I finally got to keg my beer since i bought one of those 1/4 Barrel kegerators by micromatic but the fridge froze my beer after it was done carbonating. Does it need to be recarbonated after it unfreezes? My temperature controller should not take more than a couple days to arrive.

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Old 12-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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No it should be good to go once it thaws out.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:06 PM   #3
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Sometimes the carbonation is moved to the headspace, this may make the pressure cause the valve to release pressure, win which case you may have to recarbonate. However, if this has not happened and all the pressure remains in the keg, then it will redistribute back into the liquid once the beer defrosts.

Less of an issue freezing in a keg than it is to freeze in a growler. Now I have to refill that thing and recarbonate the flat beer in a 2 liter bottle just so I don't waste it. Just glad the thing didn't shatter.
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