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how to transfer between kegs
« on: March 13, 2013, 06:42:32 AM »
I need to transfer a beer from one keg to another.
What is the best way to get this done? 

I know I could siphon in open air, but I thought I remember something about a jumper setup from one keg to another while cleaning?  Could that work?

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Re: how to transfer between kegs
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 06:52:48 AM »
I think a jumper between the two liquid out ports would work, filling the other keg from the bottom up.  I'd run at low pressure so you don't lose too much CO2, or wait until it's in the second keg to carbonate.
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Re: how to transfer between kegs
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 07:47:40 AM »
Jumper from beer-out to beer-out is the way to go.  Be sure to purge the receiving keg with CO2 first.

I just bleed the receiving keg from the pressure relief valve; however, if you're transferring already carbonated beer, you could get some foaming unless you do it slowly.  Kai has a better solution for siphoning under pressure here: http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2012/08/13/five-things-that-made-brewing-easier-for-me/
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how to transfer between kegs
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 08:15:52 AM »
Jumper from beer-out to beer-out is the way to go.  Be sure to purge the receiving keg with CO2 first.

I just bleed the receiving keg from the pressure relief valve; however, if you're transferring already carbonated beer, you could get some foaming unless you do it slowly.  Kai has a better solution for siphoning under pressure here: http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2012/08/13/five-things-that-made-brewing-easier-for-me/

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Keep the pressure on both keps approximately the same before you start. Hook up your jumper from out post to out post then open PRV on receiving keg and away it flows. Apply pressure (5-10psi) to donor keg to keep the beer flowing.
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Re: how to transfer between kegs
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 08:23:15 AM »
Jumper from beer-out to beer-out is the way to go.  Be sure to purge the receiving keg with CO2 first.

I just bleed the receiving keg from the pressure relief valve; however, if you're transferring already carbonated beer, you could get some foaming unless you do it slowly.  Kai has a better solution for siphoning under pressure here: http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2012/08/13/five-things-that-made-brewing-easier-for-me/

Someone talked about that on the HBD years back. The CO2 on splitter is a good touch to get things started.
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