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Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby new-tobrew » Fri Feb 08, 2019 15:34

Hi All,

I have a brew ready conditioned in a plastic pressure barrel, i'm just wondering if there is a certain amount of time the beer will last once the first pint is poured off - I.E. once that first beer is taken does that starter the timer for the rest of the beer to go off?
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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby sledgehammer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 17:57

Hi N-T-B
That depends on a few vairables
1. Temprature the "brew" is being stored at, and consistancy (stability) of temprature.
2. A.B.V i found that beer with a higher abv last a little longer in my opinion.
3. When you pour your beer will you be replacing the beer in the pressure barrel with air (this contains wild yeast and bacterior and will shorten the
life of the ale or will you use CO2 (this protects the beer with a inert layer of gas) this only needs to be at atmospheric pressure
Hope this has given you some help or something to think about

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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby new-tobrew » Fri Feb 08, 2019 18:03

Thanks sledgehammer - the beer is currently stored in the garage so fairly consistently cold, I was planning on using CO2 as the pressure drops -

I only ask as I have been told that once the keg is "opened" that I have a week to drink it and as much as I LOVE beer I think the Mrs might book me into a clinic if I sit and drink 23 litres at home in that short a time!
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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby Eric » Fri Feb 08, 2019 18:40

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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby wezzel » Fri Feb 08, 2019 21:39

I’ve got a stout in a plastic barrel that has been there since about October. It’s been improving week by week. Just keep it under a little positive pressure from co2 to stop the air getting in.


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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:11


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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby sledgehammer » Sat Feb 09, 2019 18:49

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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby robwalker » Sat Feb 09, 2019 19:15

Gassed up with co2 you’ll easily get 3 months out. I assume it’ll be gone by then..
If you’re serving by drawing air in, itll Be nackered in a week
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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

Postby new-tobrew » Tue Feb 12, 2019 18:55

so should I be gassing the barrel initially or only if pressure seems to drop when pouring off the beer?
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Re: Pressure barell use by date after first pint?

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