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From: polstra!larryba@uunet.UU.NET (Larry Barello)
Subject: Re: Storage of kegged beer
Date: 1992-07-09 15:56:45 GMT

John wonders why kegged beer won't store for a year at room
temp.

I have never wondered about it. I assumed that kegged beer, under
pressure, would last at room temp just as long as bottled beer.
Although I have not stored beer in kegs at room temp (68f) for
long periods, I have had some beers in the keg at 48f for nearly
a year with no undesirable results. I have pulled kegs from the
refer for months at a time (partial kegs) without any ill effects.

If anything is different about kegs, at least for me, it is that my
keg tends to be the secondary so I have a fair amount of yeast in
the bottom (say, 1/8 cup or so). It is possible with large amounts
of yeast that autolysis could set in over a long period of time.

Bottom line for me is that I ain't gonna worry about it.

Cheers!

- Larry Barello

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