Racking carbonated beer???

Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:05 pm

Is this a bad idea? I brewed 10 gallons of porter about 5 weeks ago. I filled 2 kegs with the fruits of my labor about 2 weeks ago and hooked them up to the CO2. I am thinking of racking the 2nd keg to the 1st one when it's empty, but I don't know if this is wise after carbonating. Any suggestions? :?:
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Re: Racking carbonated beer???

Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:13 am

you probably wouldn't want to rack it as it would foam everywhere, but you could do a closed transfer. make a jumper hose out of beverage line about 3-4 feet long with a liquid qd on each end, put about 5 psi on your regulator to the first keg and transfer. You will have to relieve the pressure in the 2nd keg by pulling the pressure blowoff and the transfer will begin.

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Re: Racking carbonated beer???

Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:42 am

Why are you racking from a partially filled keg into one that was just emptied?
Is there a lot of sediment in them?
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Re: Racking carbonated beer???

Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:59 am

BDawg wrote:Why are you racking from a partially filled keg into one that was just emptied?
Is there a lot of sediment in them?


+1, why would you want to?

Even if there's sediment, let it settle & pour off the first pint.

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Re: Racking carbonated beer???

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Just make a keg centipede :twisted: . .. put the gas on keg 2, go from the beer side of that in the gas side of keg 1, and serve out of the beer side of keg 1.
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Re: Racking carbonated beer???

Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:36 am

Sounds like it will be best to just leave it alone. I started drinking the first keg after about 5 days on the gas and, according to my digestive system, I was drinking a lot of yeast. I probably should have given it a few more days to settle out. The 2nd keg is hooked up to the gas but the beer line hasn't been attached yet. Hopefully by the time I make it to that one everything bubble-guts inducing will have settled out.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:02 am

Yeast ghosts!... we need a smilie for that.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:06 am

spiderwrangler wrote:Yeast ghosts!... we need a smilie for that.

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