Originally Posted by Dillbag
So, I've got a Lager which I'd like to get in a keg and ready for a party... Only thing is, the secondary is up in my basement in upstate NY, and my kegging stuff is down here in NJ...
Is it a bad idea to fill the keg, and drive it down to NJ (approx 2.5 hours) without putting it on CO2?
If you can't pressurize it before your trip, your O-rings might leak. Put it in the passenger seat and belt it in and you should be fine, though.
If you don't have gas to purge the headspace with, you might slip a few carb tabs in it after you keg it to get it an early start making its own CO2, which, being heavier than air, will tend to lie on the surface of the beer, preventing it from oxidizing if you hit a speed bump too fast and it sloshes around.