Quantcast

How long will beer store in plastic kegs

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

00Tank

Member
Joined
9/4/13
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
I have gas setup but at this stage only 2 corny kegs, and i go through them to quick, so i was wondering if i kept say 5 plastic kegs ahead at a time how long will the beer store in said plastic kegs ? Will they oxidize as i guess as some stage air will permeate them ?

Thanks in advance
 

lukiferj

Self Made Alehouse
Joined
22/6/12
Messages
1,745
Reaction score
664
Location
Rochedale South
What is a plastic keg? Are you talking about cubes or fermenters or something else?
 

NewtownClown

Cenosilicaphobic
Joined
15/8/10
Messages
1,306
Reaction score
400
I have a 8 litre hills garden sprayer that i use as a party keg. The longest I had a brew in it was 1 month with no noticeable oxidation. Of course I keep 10-15 PSI of Co2 in the keg.



sp0rk said:
you're going through a keg in 2 weeks?
Where does the OP state he consumes a keg every two weeks?
 

00Tank

Member
Joined
9/4/13
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
sp0rk said:
you're going through a keg in 2 weeks?
1 week ,lol what can i say i love beer :beerbang:

i Drink fom a pint glass thats 30 beers about 4 -5 ,a night not that big a mission
 

00Tank

Member
Joined
9/4/13
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
lukiferj said:
What is a plastic keg? Are you talking about cubes or fermenters or something else?
yes the fermenters, you can but them at bunnings for about 15 bugs ,i want to stick to the one plastic brew keg that i always use for brewing ,pour into plastic keg for storage when 2-3 weeks is up, and then when time comes pour into corny. Took some good pics today of a bar fridge to small with the freezer so was able to manipulate freezer,but on my iphone ill take off when can
 

00Tank

Member
Joined
9/4/13
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
site wont wok om my iphone for some reason,neither in chrome or safari
 

sp0rk

Mayor of Pooptown
Joined
14/2/11
Messages
4,195
Reaction score
1,056
Location
Muswellbrook
NewtownClown said:
I have a 8 litre hills garden sprayer that i use as a party keg. The longest I had a brew in it was 1 month with no noticeable oxidation. Of course I keep 10-15 PSI of Co2 in the keg.




Where does the OP state he consumes a keg every two weeks?
2ish weeks to brew, keg, gas up and settle and he has 2 kegs, therefore if he's going through a keg every 2 weeks he'd be fine as the next batch would be ready in time
 

Maheel

Well-Known Member
Joined
19/1/10
Messages
1,921
Reaction score
179
reckon you should just buy some more kegs and natural carb them

kegs are great investment as you can use them for years and get back what you paid for them :)
 

Bribie G

Adjunct Professor
Joined
9/6/08
Messages
19,838
Reaction score
4,393
Buy them now, the supply is getting low as only a finite number were ever made and most of them were scrapped before HB became popular. Ross actually destroyed warehouses full of them in his days in the scrap metal trade. Oh the humanity.
 

sponge

Dungeon O' Sponge Brewery
Joined
12/1/08
Messages
4,212
Reaction score
1,095
Bribie G said:
Ross actually destroyed warehouses full of them in his days in the scrap metal trade. Oh the humanity.
:icon_vomit:
 

peterlonz

Well-Known Member
Joined
6/12/11
Messages
167
Reaction score
32
That 8 litre garden spray plastic pressure container from Bunnings is a brilliant bit of thinking.
Bit small to consider as Corny replacement but idea to take to a party.
Is there any tip about best way to use that I should know?
Understand you need to purge & pressurize with CO2.
 

mxd

Well-Known Member
Joined
26/10/09
Messages
2,434
Reaction score
212
move to 50 ltr kegs and fermenter :)
 

Greg.L

Well-Known Member
Joined
15/3/09
Messages
721
Reaction score
62
NewtownClown said:
I have a 8 litre hills garden sprayer that i use as a party keg. The longest I had a brew in it was 1 month with no noticeable oxidation. Of course I keep 10-15 PSI of Co2 in the keg.




Where does the OP state he consumes a keg every two weeks?
Having a plastic keg full of pressurised co2 won't stop the oxygen getting in. gasses don't work that way, the only way to stop oxygen getting in is to have an impermeable material such as glass or SS.
 

Latest posts

Top