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A keg is often constructed of aluminum or steel. It is commonly used to store, transport, and serve beer. Other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, carbonated or non-carbonated, may be housed in a keg as well. Such liquids are generally kept under pressure. Kegs come in various sizes.

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Why would one choose to use Nitro vs CO2 as a beer gas?

Some beers have taste different on Nitro vs CO2. I'm sure there is science behind this. Why choose one over the other?
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How do you tame a 'foamy' keg?

Have a kegerator home built system for 1/2 barrel beer in the garage. Recently had a keg of beer that was foamy no matter what we tried to do. Served it low temp, 37 degrews, and almost no CO2 ...
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Which gas will make a beer last longer in a keg, CO2 or nitrogen?

Is there a difference in how long a beer is considered good when running through a nitrogen system vs a co2 system?
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Crash course to serving keg beer

I was at a picnic where someone brought us a keg of beer. They left the keg, the tap, and bid us to have fun and left. And there we stood, baffled how to get this to work. Someone figured something ...
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What can I do to prevent beer staling in a keg being pushed by air?

On a private party or picnic when we use hand pump to push beer out of a keg the beer can relatively quickly get stale. What can be done to keep the beer in a good quality for as long as possible? I ...
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How long does it take to cool a keg of beer?

I have a corny (5 gal) keg of homebrew, already carbonated, that's been aging at room temperature. I'd like to bottle it off soon, but in my experience that works best when the beer is in the 45-50 ...
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New Regulator = Air in my Beer LInes?

Had to replace a faulty regulator for my two tap system. Hooked everything up, changed nothing else, not the temp in the fridge, not the kegs, etc. Literally just the regulator. Now I have air ...
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How to tap beer without CO2, like the germans do?

I know how to tap beer from a keg with CO2. The CO2 provides the pressure and you will get the beer. But how can germans tap their beer without using CO2?
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Are ALL keg beer non-pasteurized?

I understand bottles or cans may or may not be pasteurized. How about Keg beer? I was under the impression that all keg beers are not pasteurized because of the volume, is that true? Are there ...
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Can I pour cans into a keg?

Can I pour cans of Carling in to a keg to use with a beer tap? It's a 9 liter keg, and all the beer will be drunk that day/night What gas pressure would I need? (If it's possible.) Can the same ...
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Long-term Storage of Vishniak in Corny Keg (Stainless Steel)

I am looking to make a bunch of Cherry Vishniak this year and I am trying to figure out how best to store it for a long period of time (1-5+ years). I have several corny kegs that I am thinking about ...
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Do kegs go bad faster once they are tapped?

If a beer keg is tapped and served but is then untapped before it is empty, and kept cold, does that make the beer in the keg more likely to go flat or become undesirable? Context would be if a bar ...
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Can I safely transport a keg of beer on a cargo bicycle?

I will have to transport a 1/6 bbl keg about 4 miles on paved city roads. I have a cargo bike which I am confident can manage the size and weight of the keg. The keg will be of commercially brewed ...
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