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Old 11-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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What woulb be the best way to bring small portion of beer with me. I keg my beer, sometimes i will go visit my buddy about 3 hours drive away. Don't really want to bring a whole keg, what would be the best option to bring some with me?

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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2 or 3l soda bottle. Fill it like a growler. Or better yet an actual growler.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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I usually fill growlers when I go to holiday functions and want to bring some of my beer. If you want to use something like bottles you can search this site for making your own bottle filler that hooks to your tap and fill a few bottles and cap them that way. Over that short a time I doubt oxidation would be of any worry.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Growlers, or two liter soda bottles are the way to go.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Growlers. Freeze your growler and cap on the foam. The carbonation will keep better. I use a piece of 3/8" hose. I cut the end at an angle and it seals nice and tight into my taps.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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Yea, a growler is great for a half gallon but if you only need a couple pints, I love my 1L Kleen Kanteen- stainless steel and a nice silicone o-ring gasket on the lid. It holds carbonation amazingly well.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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I've started using those 16 oz aluminum cans with the screw tops (Miller Lite, Coors Light). I use a small amount of keg lube on the top of the cap to make sure it seals. These are working out great for bottling and carbing, too, not just transporting something I pulled from the keg.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:36 AM   #8
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+1 for plastic soft drink bottles, 2L bottles are supposed to hold carbonation and seal well.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #9
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you could also start actually bottling from your keg. that requires some additional equipment like a beer gun or a counter pressure bottle filler.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:14 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by snaps10 View Post
I use a piece of 3/8" hose. I cut the end at an angle and it seals nice and tight into my taps.
this is a great way to bottle for drinking within a day or two, sanitize the taps as best you can (hold a glass of sanitizer up to them so they dip in), keep a clean short piece of tubing that you only use for bottling, sanitize it, cram it in the tap, release most of the keg pressure, fill sanitized bottles slowly from the bottom, cap on foam. i keep a small fleet of 'belgian' 750 ml swing top bottles that i have had for years which i now use only for this purpose. (for 'real' bottling i use a beergun)

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