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Ghillie

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Made my best lager to date and after 6 weeks in the keg, was really looking forward to entering it into a couple of upcoming National competitions.

After a few beers last night, I decided I’d top up the keg of sparkling water in my keezer. Depressurised the keg, opened the lid and started filling from the hose. After 2L or so and a lot of foam, I got a whiff of beer. Lager to be precise...

So I think this beer may well be ruined. Fearing oxidisation more than anything else. Hoping it will settle out and be alright, but I have my doubts.

What. A total. Idiot.
 

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Dohhh! That's really disappointing. I know exactly how it feels on discovering a self made stupid mistake, happens regularly in the Gulpitdarn household. asad1
 

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In this hot weather I'm usually found with a tankard of whatever plus a fistful of ice cubes. Does it ruin the beer? No. You may well be fine.
 

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If you drink it fast you'll be fine but the long term issue as you say is oxidation. The water you added will be full of it and I imagine it could stale the beer quite quickly. If you keep it very cold you might get away with if for longer.
 

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Drink the lot...as quick as you can..like in less than three sittings.
 

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Thanks guys, we’ll have to just see how we get on. A real pity as I was delighted with it and the beer had dropped so clear you could read a book through it. Hoping it drops just as clear over the next few weeks, at least to a standard fit for a competition.
 
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