Bottling and Kegging – The Best of Both Worlds

Most of us homebrewers started out bottling our beers, some of us then decided to move on to kegging. Those who bottle claim that bottling is better for portability (bringing to parties, sharing with friends, entering competitions.) Those who keg claim that the time saved cleaning and filling bottles is one of the best things they’ve done to save time, and that you can always Counter Pressure Bottle (CPBF) fill some bottles for competition or for giving away. But a CPB filler is one more piece of equipment to buy and there’s a bit of a learning curve when using one. I know you can also just fill a growler but many times the carbonation on a growler is lacking.

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DIY Serving Cooler for Mini-Kegs

This is an article about how to keep homebrew chilled and carbonated in mini-kegs for tailgating, BBQs and camping trips. It is about having portable homebrew that does not require hauling bottles that may have different levels of carbonation, the added costs of labels, carriers and other nice things we like to do to personalize our home made craft beers not to mention the removal of the empties when done.

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