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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2011, 01:39:06 PM »
Don't skip over beersk comments about turning the pressure down.  You want it over carbonated to account for losses, but you also want to fill as slowly as you can tolerate to minimize foaming.
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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2011, 03:03:45 PM »
That's the beauty of that setup I posted.  You can leave the pressure as it is and control flow rate (and foaming) by how far you crack the cork.
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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2011, 03:07:33 PM »
That's the beauty of that setup I posted.  You can leave the pressure as it is and control flow rate (and foaming) by how far you crack the cork.
That would be after the initial rush of beer and foaming, right? :)
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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2011, 03:56:04 PM »
That's the beauty of that setup I posted.  You can leave the pressure as it is and control flow rate (and foaming) by how far you crack the cork.
That would be after the initial rush of beer and foaming, right? :)

I've never noticed that happening.  There is an initial rush of beer, but I don't recall any foaming for the little bit that flows before pressure build up stops it.  But I haven't bottled anything in a long time, so I may be misremembering.
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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 04:03:08 PM »
I like the thumb-on-stopper method that Denny describes, but I use a roller valve on the fill tube to control flow.  Makes it easier to shut off when the bottle is full, too.
Is that a counter-pressure bottle filler in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 04:07:33 PM »
I'd sure like to bring some to Bill and I'm wondering if you can bottle (traditional, not screw top or growler style)  force carbed, corny kegged beer from the taps?

Turn off gas to keg, bleed most of pressure through release valve, purge bottle with CO2 from extra outlet on manifold, fill at an angle straight from tap, and cap on foam.

I fill all my competition bottles this way, and it works very well.  I usually don't lose more than an ounce or two of beer throughout the whole process.

I have perlick faucets with removable spouts, and I do like to remove and sanitize them before bottling.

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Re: Transporting kegged beer...in bottles?
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 06:07:42 PM »
That's the beauty of that setup I posted.  You can leave the pressure as it is and control flow rate (and foaming) by how far you crack the cork.
That would be after the initial rush of beer and foaming, right? :)
I've never noticed that happening.  There is an initial rush of beer, but I don't recall any foaming for the little bit that flows before pressure build up stops it.  But I haven't bottled anything in a long time, so I may be misremembering.
I don't bottle anything that way, so I can't say either.  But it happens all of the time in my head ;)

If I have to bottle, I'll use a beer gun if I have a lot to do, and just fill from the tap if it's a growler.
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