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Michael James
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Username: Mikej_88

Post Number: 40
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.145.178.171
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi all
I bottled a pale ale awhile ago and still have something like 40 bottles left, and there is an occasion coming up where it would be wonderful if I could just pour all of them into a keg and serve that way. So my question is does this work? Just pouring all 40 bottles into a clean keg, pressurizing it to serving pressure and thats it....or what??
thanks for your help
MJ
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5226
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 03:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You could probably get away with that if you were going to drink all the beer in a short time. If you kept it very long, oxidation would likely set in.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Michael James
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Username: Mikej_88

Post Number: 42
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.145.178.171
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 06:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Denny
cheers
MJ
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 3928
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I did exactly that with a CAP that was served at a retirement party. There was no problem, as the beer was served the following day after I (carefully) poured the bottles into the keg.
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 1032
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 65.218.192.240
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe you could rig up a funnel with a hose that went to the bottom of the keg to avoid spashing.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 3794
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 71.37.187.137
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 06:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ummm....why don't you just fill a rectangular cooler half-full with ice, shove the bottles in it, and let your guests serve themselves? I must be missing something here...
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 3932
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 06:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley, this was at a venue where they wanted only tap beer served.
 

Beertracker
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Username: Beertracker

Post Number: 942
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 216.97.182.108
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 06:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've done the same thing in the past with no problem. Here's a few tips;

  • Make sure the keg & bottles are cold.
  • Purge the keg with CO2 before & after.
  • Avoid foaming & splashing as much as possible by pouring the beer down the keg sides.
  • Keep the keg cold until serving time.
  • Consume within 7 days for best results.

CHEERS! Beertracker

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