Author Topic: Bottling From Keg Carbonation/Temperature  (Read 6796 times)

Offline patrickswayze

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Re: Bottling From Keg Carbonation/Temperature
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012, 11:12:56 AM »
The Blichmann Beer Gun is the best bottle filler I've ever used.  I've got about 6 different counter-pressure ones, but they all have issues.  I don't use it often, but every time I pull it out, I'm amazed at how well it works.

Gordon, when use the beer gun do you find yourself carbing your beer a little higher to make up for any loss in carbonation when bottling? Or do find the beer gun to deliver relatively the same carbonation to the bottle?

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Re: Bottling From Keg Carbonation/Temperature
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 11:53:57 AM »
Yes, but that's what I'd do with any system.  It's the nature of putting a carbonated liquid into an open container.  As well as venting the keg before filling.  Chilling the beer and bottles before bottling time minimizes those losses, though.

Normally, I have the beer at a good carb level at serving temp.  Then I chill it down to near freezing and hit it some more with gas.  Let it sit a day or two, then fill.
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