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Offline Orphanmeat

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Blichmann Beergun Question
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:46:53 AM »
Hey quick question. Was thinking of using a corny as a bright tank at room temp. I don't have the means to chill it in a controlled way. Will the beer gun work with room temp beer and room temp equipment? Typical temp is around 65-70F. Anyone ever tried it? Thanks for any advice you can provide :).

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Re: Blichmann Beergun Question
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 04:37:33 PM »
Hey quick question. Was thinking of using a corny as a bright tank at room temp. I don't have the means to chill it in a controlled way. Will the beer gun work with room temp beer and room temp equipment? Typical temp is around 65-70F. Anyone ever tried it? Thanks for any advice you can provide :).

Are you thinking about doing this with beer that's already carbonated?  I think foaming would be a problem given how CO2 comes out of solution at a higher rate at warmer temps. 

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Re: Blichmann Beergun Question
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 06:20:25 PM »
Hey quick question. Was thinking of using a corny as a bright tank at room temp. I don't have the means to chill it in a controlled way. Will the beer gun work with room temp beer and room temp equipment? Typical temp is around 65-70F. Anyone ever tried it? Thanks for any advice you can provide :).

The beer gun is designed to be used at cold temperatures and low pressure to avoid making the carbonation break out of the beer.
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Re: Blichmann Beergun Question
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 12:10:56 AM »
Ice the keg just like you did in college - and chill the (sanitized, foil-covered) bottles in the freezer. Kegs work as bright tanks/secondaries/bulk storage.

Now you can do the arithmetic to see how much you can save on ice by buying a freezer and a controller.