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Fammer

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I have a bit of a situation on hand, since my old man cracked it that I had my keg in the drinks fridge (read big) i've since had to take it out which doesnt leave me with any quick fixes in the meantime till I get some freezer conversion or something happening.

However I have this Red Bull fridge that I got given and I was wondering if i ran some beer line in through the top and filled the fridge with ice:

- How long would the ice last?

- How does the keg go being not refrigerated?

- How do you carbonate a warm keg? Does this require more gas?

- Will I lose carbonation because the keg is at room temperature?

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Thanks guys
 

sluggerdog

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I personally won't be bothering with this, get the weekend shopper and search around for a cheap fridge or freezer. I got mine for $20.

Ice would only last a few days then then you would have to drains and re-fill with ice.

Beer wouldn't chill properly and C02 wouldn't dissolve in hot beer.. (I think so anyway - it needs to be cold to disolve)
 

Fammer

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spewin, damn good for nothing fridge - fits an 11L fine though.
 

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Yeah get a fridge, or better yet (IMO) a freezer.

About your other question, CO2 will dissolve in any temperature beer, just not as well. Hence you need much more pressure. E.g. 2.2x CO2 in beer at 2 degrees requires 7 psi, at 27 degrees C it requires 30psi!! Even higher at higher temperatures. Having said that I've successfully carbonated kegs at 20 degrees straight from the carbonater when in a hurry.

tony
 

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tonydav said:
Yeah get a fridge, or better yet (IMO) a freezer.

About your other question, CO2 will dissolve in any temperature beer, just not as well. Hence you need much more pressure. E.g. 2.2x CO2 in beer at 2 degrees requires 7 psi, at 27 degrees C it requires 30psi!! Even higher at higher temperatures. Having said that I've successfully carbonated kegs at 20 degrees straight from the carbonater when in a hurry.

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yep it certainly does, I have used warm kegs (30 C) with an aluminium temprite/magic box and it works fine but as you say you need a lot more pressure.

Hoops
 

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I have been running 50l kegs at room temp for a couple of years and have found that the best is to bulk prime the same as for bottles.

Cheers bunyip
 

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Fammer said:
spewin, damn good for nothing fridge - fits an 11L fine though.
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Are they too small to fit a fermenter in to CC?
 

Fammer

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Duff,

I don't brew beer I was just using it for a bourbon + coke premix and soft drink etc, will eventually get into ginger beer.
 
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