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Old 05-03-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
Jun 2011
oviedo, fl
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I was wondering if there are any secret tricks to bottling a beer to have it last if you have already tapped a keg of home brew? I tried it once before by just bottling it straight from the tap, but it went flat within 2 days.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
Jun 2011
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I have not tried it but It looks like i should work.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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^ this....This method has worked for me and it is really cheap to assemble. All I had to buy was a small drilled stopper and a picnic tap. I just use my bottling wand rather than a racking cane and it works great.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by sloanfamilydsm
I have not tried it but It looks like i should work.
This is what I do. Works great.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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I used to use the no stinking beer gun now I actually have a beer gun and it works great. Either way works the gun costs more but has the co2 purge which is nice but not totally necessary.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
Aug 2010
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Chilling the bottles helps keep the foam down. I like a bit of foam to cap onto-poor man's CO2 purge-but too much is a PITA.

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
Mar 2010
Los Angeles, CA
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I use the same setup but I always had trouble with foam when turning the pressure down. Now I just leave it at normal serving pressure and all is well. I don't even bother chilling the bottles any more.

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #8
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