Still bottling, I generally use large bottles (22 oz or 1 liter each). I've been thinking of entering a couple of my beers into local club contests, just for the heck of it.
Is it possible to transfer beer from one bottle to another and still retain carbonation? Specifically, I'd like to move beer from a 1 liter bottle into a couple of 12 oz. bottles, as that is what the club requires for contests. Will the beer still be sufficiently carbonated if I do this? If not, would time and/or a little bit of corn sugar/DME refresh the carbonation?
I know I can just put aside a few 12 oz bottles in the future, but for existing batches, I need to know whether transferring will work.
On-deck: an ESB; a Sierra Nevada Porter clone; an Irish Ale
Secondary 1: Summer Wheat
Secondary 2: American Ale
Bottled/Drinking: Heineken clone w/Calif. Ale yeast; Fat Tire clone