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Carbonation Experiment......
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:11:51 AM »
So, I'm heading for this hotel this weekend with about 500 of my closest friends and of course I am bringing beer. Need three kegs to load Beer Cart II.... Have one Kölsch ready to go......and then I got a little behind.... I have an American Stout and a Belgian strong in the buckets, brewed 1-8-12 in the fermenters at a perfect 65ºF since then and down to 32ºF for the last 24 hours....

Will keg tomorrow, stick them in the back of my truck, hook up to service pressure plus a little bit and drive 339 miles.....

I've heard this works, I will let you know.
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 09:15:04 AM »
So, I'm heading for this hotel this weekend with about 500 of my closest friends and of course I am bringing beer. Need three kegs to load Beer Cart II.... Have one Kölsch ready to go......and then I got a little behind.... I have an American Stout and a Belgian strong in the buckets, brewed 1-8-12 in the fermenters at a perfect 65ºF since then and down to 32ºF for the last 24 hours....

Will keg tomorrow, stick them in the back of my truck, hook up to service pressure plus a little bit and drive 339 miles.....

I've heard this works, I will let you know.

how did you come up with 339 miles as the magic number?  ;)  Have fun and good luck. I would say don't drink to much but 3 kegs among 300 folks it only like .33 pints each.
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 12:37:50 PM »
A Swinger's convention! Perfect. ::)
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 12:44:15 PM »
Not really, a market day at Birka.
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 01:15:46 PM »
I've done that. After a couple hours in the car the keg should be fully carbed. Then the only problem is cloudy(er) beer if you don't have a few hours for it to settle.
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 07:26:06 PM »
It's cloudy anyways....... Being marketed as "fresh"...... ;)
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 09:12:49 PM »
Every time one of my friends comments about the beer being cloudy, I smile and nod and take a swig and say"you can't buy beer like that in a store".  ::) They usually nod back and take a swig too and never mention it again
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 11:43:11 PM »
Every time one of my friends comments about the beer being cloudy, I smile and nod and take a swig and say"you can't buy beer like that in a store".  ::) They usually nod back and take a swig too and never mention it again

That's a good one.
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 07:31:07 AM »
And of course you can also point out that yeast farts are some of the best.  ;D
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 03:49:33 PM »
I do the samething with grilling hamburgers and hot dogs: [Channeling = P.T.Barnum] "you see that burnt patina on the outside? You can't beg a cook in a resturant to cook one like that for ya". [/Channeling]
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 07:48:29 AM »
Well, I can unequivocally say that this was the shnitz. The beers were fully and richly carbonated, probably in no small part due to the horrendous pavement conditions in the roads leading to and from the GW bridge......

They (the kegs) are also gone.... ;D In fact the crowd consumed three kegs in about 5 hours......
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 11:53:10 AM »
Awesome! No better feeling than people digging your beer!
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 07:12:11 PM »
And since this was such a success, I have to do it again. (Read, I've got 6 kegs that need carbonating on the way to the event......) Except this time the event is a few hours drive.....as in Eastern PA to Mississippi, via Orlando Florida.

Stop for diesel and a pee brake, check the bearings and the tires on the camper, switch the CO2 hoses on the kegs.....you know, just another road trip...... 8)
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 07:34:48 PM »
One of my favorite recipes is my house IPA with a good dose of fresh hops...and it is always cloudy.  ;)

If it ain't cloudy...it's not fresh.  :)
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Re: Carbonation Experiment......
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 08:34:44 PM »
Who sez beer doesn't travel well? ;D
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