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DanteHicks

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Hi all,

I have a batch of stout that I bottled last year that has aged magically, the only problem is that one in 3 has not carbed.
I dont know if this is a fault with the capping or if I forgot to add carb drops to them.

I have since moved to kegging, is it possible to gently pour the beer into a keg and use as normal?
If so, how would I go about it to avoid oxygen contact as much as possible?

Scott
 

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Ive poured beer into kegs a couple of times. One time with gushers, damned high gravity yeast kept fermenting. I thought for sure something bad would happen but it didnt. The other time I kegged a case of SN Torpedo Ale so I could dry hop it to freshen it up. No issues and it was much better with the fresh hops.
 

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You shouldn't have any dramas, just pour slowly to avoid as much splashing and purge all the air out, fill the keg with co2
 

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You may want to consider cutting back the keg pick up tube a bit, as once all the combined yeast settles out, you'll be sucking it up and re-disturbing it for quite a few pints. Better off just picking up from above the yeast cake if possible.
 

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Don't cut the dip tube on the keg. I did it on one of my 50L. I was a ******* idiot, it works well but what happens when you need it full length. Better to pour until the beer is clear than destroy the dip tube.
 

DanteHicks

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Thanks, I will keg them this afternoon.

This also means I can use my new Perlick flow control without waiting for the next batch to mature (its a 3 shades of stout and I want to wait as long as possible to let it age).
 

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I was assuming plastic dip tube in a corny. You just interchange it with a new one (plenty available online) and retrofit the short one again whenever naturally carbing in the keg. I wouldn't cut a 50l keg metal tube, no.
 

DanteHicks

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Its a stainless dip tube. I will pour the beer off the yeasties in the bottles, they are about 10 months old so they should be fairly compact. And as its a stout, I am not too worried about clarity if there is a bit of yeast left.

Edit: Spelling.
 

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I would maybe chill the bottles so the ones that are carbed froth less.
Cheers
Robbo
 

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