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Old 05-12-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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I am very interested in starting to keg my beer, however I am not ready to accomidate another fridge. Is it possible and would it make sense to.......... prime my beer in a keg, keep it at room temp, draw off to a growler for refridgeration (or quick chill in the freezer) as I work my way through what has been kegged?? What would I need to consider with this proposed practice?

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Old 05-12-2007, 11:46 PM   #2
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Okay, you said "prime". Does that mean you are not force carbonating with Co2? That being said, I have a keg out in the room right now that is not heated or chilled, and I draw off into a refrigerated glass. Works for me.

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Old 05-13-2007, 02:12 AM   #3
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Sorry, kegging starts with having a spare fridge. You can ice a keg for temporary mobile serving, but it's not practical for 2 pints a night. Even if you naturally carb in the keg, you'll also need CO2 to dispense with because after a few pints, you'll start to lose carbonation.
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Most of my kegs sit in a conditioning cabinet and I'll give them a hit of CO2 and draw pint in a chilled mug. Doesn't work if you prefer high carbonation levels. Most of what I make does well without. You would have the same problem using a growler. You're filling it with warm brew, then chilling. It would be dead flat.
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