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Ross

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I know this method was posted a long time ago by Zwickel, but having used it again this morning to transfer a keg for the Qld swap, I just had to post some pics & explain it.
Transfering beer from keg to keg can be a real headache, with the recieving keg foaming up as it transfers. This method transfers the beer with perfect pressure balance, with the result being a perfect transfer. It's so simple, but never even gave it a though before Zwickel enlightened me.

Simply connect the 2 gas posts of the 2 kegs together, having purged the recieving keg with CO2 first - This equalises the gas. Then simply connect the 2 beer posts together. Put 1 keg below the other & then give the relief valve of the lower keg a quick release to start the flow. The beer fills the bottom keg & the CO2 from the lower keg transfers to the top keg as it drains. The system is totally closed & in balance :super:
As you can see from the pic taken straight after transfer, the recieving keg had no foam on it to speak of :)

Beer transferring
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Inside recieving keg straight after transfer
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Cheers Ross
 

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So it's just a quick pop of the pressure relief valve on the receiving keg and then it's the magic of siphon and gravity that does the rest?
 

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What's up with that second photo? Looks more like dishwater than beer?

Don't worry I have faith in it being good tasting dishwater if it comes from Carbrook :)
 

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So it's just a quick pop of the pressure relief valve on the receiving keg and then it's the magic of siphon and gravity that does the rest?
Yep, spot on :)

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Zizzle - That's the CO2 in the keg giving the haze....at least I hops so :unsure:

cheers Ross
 

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Ross would this method work with one of your filters in the middle?
 

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Ross would this method work with one of your filters in the middle?
It probably would, but would take a little time, but I guess in a closed system, time wouldn't be too big a problem. Not sure why you'd want to, since if you have kegs, you more than likely have gas?

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It probably would, but would take a little time, but I guess in a closed system, time wouldn't be too big a problem. Not sure why you'd want to, since if you have kegs, you more than likely have gas?

Cheers Ross
yer true gas would be the g.o.

Thanks
 

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Big keg to party keg, blending, sharing.
:rolleyes:

Ross thanks for the refresher, I only managed to half fill my party keg halfway last week before the foam started pouring out :( .
Cheers
Doug


Why would you want to transfer from one keg to another?

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Ross

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Why would you want to transfer from one keg to another?

Rook
Rook,

If you let your beer settle in the keg rather than filtering, it's a good way of transfering off the yeast once its cleared, plus party kegs etc...

Cheers Ross
 

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First time poster, long time lurker. Have had all my questions answered until this one!!!!!

If you were transfering from a 18 litre into a 9 litre party how do you know when it is full???

There is obvoiusly a simple answer to this one!!!!
 

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First time poster, long time lurker. Have had all my questions answered until this one!!!!!

If you were transfering from a 18 litre into a 9 litre party how do you know when it is full???

There is obvoiusly a simple answer to this one!!!!

Beer in both lines. Of course.

FROGMAN
 

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If you were transfering from a 18 litre into a 9 litre party how do you know when it is full???
when the smaller keg gets full, beer/foam gets into the gas line, then stop it, or just use a scale.
Cheers :beer:
 

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when the smaller keg gets full, beer/foam gets into the gas line, then stop it, or just use a scale.
Cheers :beer:

I thought it would be really simple!!!!!

thanks guys
 

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If you let your beer settle in the keg rather than filtering, it's a good way of transfering off the yeast once its cleared,
Ross,

I'm assuming the settling (top) keg must have a shortened dip tube for this to work, otherwise won't you just transfer the sludge as well?

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Ross,

I'm assuming the settling (top) keg must have a shortened dip tube for this to work, otherwise won't you just transfer the sludge as well?

Crozdog
That would do it, or you could simply pour a couple & drink them, to clear the yeast around the diptube.

cheers Ross
 

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Thank you very much Ross, for the compliment calling me a legend :)

I try everything to do as simple as possible.

instead of shortening the dip tube you may bow it to the edge of the keg like that:



so the sludge stays in the middle.

edit: spelling
 

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I had reason to do this today,works a treat.
Very worthwhile post,I have pinned it

Batz
 

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