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Old 05-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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I brew a house pale ale continually. Today I was cleaning, moving from primaries to kegs, washing yeast, etc. I got to my pale ale and noticed that I had a keg with about 8 pints of the same ale in it. What to do? Get drunk off 8 pints, clean and sterilize keg, siphon from primary into newly cleaned keg? Sounded like fun, but not the best use of my time today. Option 2 was just siphon into the existing keg and save myself some time but forego some good drinking . Possible issues with contamination, but then again the beer in there was tasty and showed no sign of issues. The new batch was a little light on volume ( a shade less than 4.5 gallons ) so it would fit nicely in the keg. At the end of the day, I said screw it and let out the C02, popped the top, and siphoned the new beer onto the older beer. Was this stupid to do? Appreciate any feedback/advice from people who have tried this and failed or succeeded!!

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Can't really hurt anything its already sanatized, I guess you just made a beer blend. The only thing I would worry about is the dip getting into some settled yeast cake.

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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I don't see any issues with it, like smithn said you blended beer.

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