How do YOU bottle just a couple when you keg the rest?

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moti_mo

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I've been kegging my beers for about a year now, but in that time, I haven't taken the time to bottle just a couple from each batch at kegging time. I'd like to do this (a) as a point of comparison b/w the bottled and kegged brew (b) to see how the beer holds up for a long maturation (i.e. year+, since the kegs don't usually last past a month or two), and (c) to enter a particularly good one here and there into a competition.

What are your methods for bottling those couple off of a batch to save? Anybody force-carbonate bottles with a keg line? I've heard of some doing that, but I've never done that, and I don't know where to start equipment-wise. Also, I've got a scale, so I could be fairly accurate with metering out small amounts of corn sugar for say, 8 bottles (4 each from 2 batches). But is this just asking for scattershot carbonation levels and possibly bottle bombs?

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Thanks, that's just what I was looking for. I will probably give this a shot tomorrow if I can get to the LHBS to get a couple of things - tap, tubing, another racking cane.
 

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Usually have a little more than will fit in the keg, so I bottle a six or so, using Coopers drops. But BMBF is the way to go otherwise.
 

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Coopers carb drops work well. But the Muntons carbtabs do not work very well.

The BMBF works well but my hands do not like being cold.

I measure out 1 gallon into a jug, add sugar and bottle.
 
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