Beer transfer from Growler to Corny Keg??

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TeeG89

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Hi everybody,
Can you fill a Corny Keg with Growlers (that you brought from a brewery)??
Sorry if it seems a silly question, I'm still learning the CAN/CAN'T and DO/DON'Ts..
I don't homebrew myself, I just have a kegerator system and usually buy kegs.
However the beers that I'm wanting, you can't buy in the quantity of a keg anywhere.
I've even spoken to the breweries directly and majority of them, don't do fills larger then a 2L Growler. And I can buy/get filled as many 2L growlers as I want from them but they won't fill a 19L corny keg.

Any knowledge, help, suggestions, advice would be greatly appreciated

Cheers
 

peteru

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No. At least, not if you want it to taste like the beer you paid for. It'll be very badly oxidised and pretty much undrinkable in (much) less than a week.
 

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^ What he said.

The only way it may almost work, is if you used something like a pressurised growler, then ensured they did a closed/CO2-purged transfer (doubt it), and then you did a closed transfer to your own keg.

While I know it's not what you're asking for, I think if someone didn't at least try to convince you to brew some beer, this thread would be a waste.

How about you pick up a fresh wort kit, a packet of yeast, and bend your dip tube up slightly (or get a floating one) and ferment it in (and serve it from) one of your kegs? 19 L of much fresher beer for less than $50.
 

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