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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011, 09:46:31 AM »
The Beer Gun (with the additional accessories kit) works like a charm. 

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I also use the BBG and love it.
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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 10:08:21 AM »
That guy is me.

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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 12:59:14 PM »
I have used the poor man's counter pressure filler - plastic tube in the cobra tap with a #2 stopper.  Saw that in an old Brewing Techniques a guy was giving out at a club meeting, so it has been around for years.

Last year a very good Pilsner went down in the 2nd round due to poor bottling - I got rushed, and the beer had the diacetyl precursor, and then got to a diacetyl level that I picked up when opening the control bottle after reading the score sheets.  The judges were right on that one.

This year the wife and I agreed that we would invest in a BBG if we had more than 1 move on.  We had more than 1, bought the BBG, used it, and got a Bronze.  Did it help the beer, I can't say for certain but I think yes.  Did it hurt the beer, no.
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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2011, 12:36:46 PM »
When bottling from a keg, is there any need to add priming sugar?
Or, do you dissolve the amount of co2 that you desire, before bottling?
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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2011, 01:24:00 PM »
Don't add sugar, just fill it with carbonated beer. It works better if it's just a bit overcarbed. It will loose some. Besides I prefer higher carbonation out of a bottle.

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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 01:48:46 PM »
Will the carbonation last long enough for a competition?
I'm planning to bottle beers for entry in a couple comps & would like to know whether bottling from a keg will work.
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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 02:41:17 PM »
I do it all the time.  Once you cap the bottle the carbonation will stay inside. ;)
Have your bottles cold, fill slowly, cap on foam and you're good to go.
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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 05:54:39 AM »
I do it all the time.  Once you cap the bottle the carbonation will stay inside. ;)
Have your bottles cold, fill slowly, cap on foam and you're good to go.

After taking a second look at my question, I realized that it is one of the stupidest things I have ever asked...
"Will it stay in?", Geez!

I really should have asked something more along the lines of how to get the beer to carbonate correctly, before bottling.
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Re: Bottling from keg
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2011, 07:00:05 AM »
It's really not that stupid of a question.  I've seen worse.  Sometimes caps don't seal completely, so you never know.  But most of the time, you can bet they will.  I make sure to fill within about an inch or less of the top and cap on foam.  That really reduces your chance of oxidation also.
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