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Old 09-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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As anyone kegged red wine before? Do you keep at room temp and use a picnic tap? Could you use co2 cartridge?


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Old 09-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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The problem I see is that you will carbonate the wine if you use a keg, because you will have to use CO2. If you just use an air pump it will oxidize the wine something terrible.

Maybe if you purge the o2 with co2 and then keep it really really low pressure you could get by without carbonating the wine.


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Old 09-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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I have done it.... use low pressure and only connect it when you want to push some out.

If it starts to get a little CO2 you will have to decide if it adds or subtracts from it... you might like it.

If you don't just pour it in to a pitcher/decanter and let it sit befor serving...


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to store it use enough co2 to purge with the relief pulled and it won't carb.
to serve push it with 1-2 psi and it won't carb.
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use a 100% nitrogen tank, wont carbonate and will hace pressure to serve with a tap
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I did not want to get another tank though. That's why I wanted to use portable co2 tanks.

I guess we will see.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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Well with co2 with really low pressure it will work but when you get low on wine it will start to carbonate, and it will dispense really slow
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I know this is an old thread but I was thinking about kegging my next batch of wine. Is there any downside with regards to the beer line? Will the wine leech into the line and ruin it if I want to serve beer again on it later? Of course, I would clean and sanitize the line after the wine is gone. Push oxyclean solution into the line and let it sit, then rinse with warm water and sanitize with star san. Any worries about the line?


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