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Wax

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Damn it... I froze a keg over the weekend :angry:

Can the beer be salvaged? If I thaw it out and re-carbonate will it be drinkable?

I'm not too concerned if I have to chuck it. I tried a glass before it frozen and it had a sort of paint taste to it :( . Hard to explain. Silky smooth mouth feel with a real tangy after taste, the sort of thing that makes you close one eye tilt your head to the side and grimace before you swallow it. Maybe it was just a little green. Any ideas what that could be?
 

warrenlw63

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Did the same thing myself over the weekend Wax. :blink:

Was painting the top collar on my serving fridge and accidentally turned the thermostat dial down. Being a converted chest freezer the bottom got fairly cold. I was pretty puzzled pulling the taps on a full keg and nothing comes out. :eek:

In short Wax I wouldn't worry too much. Let it thaw out and give it a couple of days. I'm picking you won't notice too much difference. Mine tasted pretty good the next day with no discernable defects.

Warren -
 

Doc

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It'll be fine.
Most of us have been there, and done that.
Let it thaw out and you'll never know it was frozen.

Doc
 

jgriffin

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I've frozen my kegs heaps of times. Just let them thaw out in the fridge.

I had a new experience with a frozen keg on the weekend though, i was down to the last litre of beer or so of a keg i had frozen. Suddenly i drew a pint and thought it tasted watery.
Poured the next one, and my porter was suddenly see-through.

Seems that during freezing the water got seperated and sat on top of the brew.
 

Batz

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Let he who has not froze a keg , cast the first hop flower :blink:


Not many keggers have not done that more than once , as said before , it'll be OK


Batz :ph34r:
 

Fingerlickin_B

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I experienced this horror today :blink:

One keg was frozen and the other wasn't.

The frozen keg had been gassing since last night and the other hadn't been gassed...obviously this had something to do with it... :ph34r:

Needless to say, the fridge temp has now been lowered :)

PZ.
 

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One of the best brews I have made came from a frozen.
 

Ross

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I would love to cast the 2nd - but whilst on a trip overseas for 3 months, someone knocked the thermostat on my fridge & froze all 5 kegs solid...

I salvaged them, but have to be honest, a couple were pretty ordinary afterwards - guessing by other comments though, you'll be fine.. :chug:
 

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OH no ! now i guess you will have to call that batch a hann ice lol :blink:

had a salvaged iced beer at GMK'S on Friday night called a brown ice hay it was darker than a brown ale but it was goooooood :p

you might be lucky

delboy :chug:
 
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Never froze a keg [when I did keg] but froze a fermenter solid :( and half froze another, they both came back given time. :)
 

Fingerlickin_B

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Left the offending keg out for a few hours last night...all is well :)

Unexpectedly, it is still holding carbonation :blink: I'm drinking it right now :chug:

PZ.
 

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