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Offline klickitat jim

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Laziness Test
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:27:08 AM »
I blew a keg of Scottish a couple days ago. It just so happens that I have one ready to keg. So im going to test the limits of laziness tomorrow and just open the blown keg, rack the new beer into it, seal, starsan the connects, and put it back into the kegerator.

Wish me luck

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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 12:25:49 PM »
Spray everything down with Starsan first and I'd say you have at least a 90% chance of still being fine by the time the keg kicks again.
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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 12:29:40 PM »
Assuming the keg was nice and clean in the first place, I think you'd probably be fine. The only issue I can think of would be if any residual yeast sediment (or beer flavor) in the keg were to clash with whatever is going in there. 
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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 12:58:26 PM »
Don't even open it up. just rack it into the out-post and call it a closed-system transfer. It might just be crazy enough to work...

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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 02:28:48 PM »
Don't even open it up. just rack it into the out-post and call it a closed-system transfer. It might just be crazy enough to work...
Yeah, this is what I'd do/suggest as well. Good luck!
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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 03:08:29 PM »
I blew a keg of Scottish a couple days ago. It just so happens that I have one ready to keg. So im going to test the limits of laziness tomorrow and just open the blown keg, rack the new beer into it, seal, starsan the connects, and put it back into the kegerator.

Wish me luck

Done that more than once.  Laziness pays off.
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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 03:21:35 PM »
Done deal. I had about a half cup of trube in the keg. Just dumped it out, starsan spritz the posts and racked. Stuffed it back in the kegerator. Done. I'll quote a helicopter pilot I knew. "Probably its fine."

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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 12:08:53 PM »
I'll quote a helicopter pilot I knew. "Probably its fine."

As an experienced helicopter pilot, I've heard that not so reassuring quote from some mechanics.

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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 12:34:25 PM »
 
Laziness pays off.

I was a helicopter mechanic 20+ yrs in the military.  It's all good.  Just fly it and watch it.
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Re: Laziness Test
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 02:16:16 PM »
Done this a bunch. Never been a problem in my experience. I've only tried it with the same beer as was in the keg in the first place so for yet though.
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