Lager bottling from a keg - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Lager bottling from a keg

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
castlefreak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I have my first lager going, OG was 1.055 now it's about 1.022 so I figure it's about time for a diacetyl rest.

I plan to bottle this and give it to my father in law for his birthday, but I want the beer to stay nice and clear throughout so I don't really want to bottle condition it. I know he will want to save some so my questions are:

If I force carb it and bottle from the keg, will it hold its carbonation?

Will the small amount of oxygen in the bottle cause it to spoil over time?

I have a length of racking cane attached to a picnic tap that I use to bottle for my free-loading friends, but no fancy counter-pressure filler.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,231
Liked 7730 Times on 5426 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by castlefreak View Post
I have my first lager going, OG was 1.055 now it's about 1.022 so I figure it's about time for a diacetyl rest.

I plan to bottle this and give it to my father in law for his birthday, but I want the beer to stay nice and clear throughout so I don't really want to bottle condition it. I know he will want to save some so my questions are:

If I force carb it and bottle from the keg, will it hold its carbonation?

Will the small amount of oxygen in the bottle cause it to spoil over time?

I have a length of racking cane attached to a picnic tap that I use to bottle for my free-loading friends, but no fancy counter-pressure filler.
If you use this method: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-n...eer-gun-24678/, you can bottle it and it will hold its carbonation just fine and it won't spoil.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
castlefreak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Do I really need to go get the stopper? I guess I just don't understand why it's necessary if you're just venting the pressure anyway. Thanks for the help.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
binaryc0de
Torrence Brewing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
binaryc0de's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Conway, AR
Posts: 219
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Without the stopper it would most likely just foam up. The stopper allows you to fill slower.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,231
Liked 7730 Times on 5426 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by castlefreak View Post
Do I really need to go get the stopper? I guess I just don't understand why it's necessary if you're just venting the pressure anyway. Thanks for the help.
You're not really just "venting the pressure anyway". What you're doing is actually transferring the beer under pressure, similar to a counter pressure bottle filler. That's the key to holding in carbonation and keeping it from oxidizing. "Burping" it does vent some of the pressure, yes, but not much of it. Keeping the pressure IN the beer keeps it carbed up in the bottle. If you skip the stopper you won't have carbonation in the future. I hope that makes sense!
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
castlefreak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Yes it does, thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #7
castlefreak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Bottled today with the stopper and everything. I filled and capped one bottle and left it in the fridge for a couple hours and it poured wonderfully with a nice white, creamy head. Worked out quite well. Thanks, folks!

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottling a lager. Steve_is_OK Bottling/Kegging 6 11-22-2011 11:45 PM
Bottling my first lager Pabi1 Bottling/Kegging 2 10-22-2011 09:12 PM
Bottling a lager Brodywink Bottling/Kegging 1 08-06-2011 09:05 PM
Bottling Lager MoronBrothersBrewery Bottling/Kegging 3 07-11-2011 07:34 PM
Bottling a Lager bb239605 Bottling/Kegging 2 01-27-2010 11:16 PM


Forum Jump