This morning was pretty rough. I walked over to my neighbors’ place last night with a bottle of Heavy Seas Big DIPA (10.5% ABV) and walked home a few hours later with a strong buzz and my keg of homebrew. I put it in the kegerator, pressurized the tank, burped out any oxygen, and let it sit at 10psi. According to this site, I’m doing it the right way, which is reassuring, given my prior attempt. If all goes well, I should be able to pour some tomorrow evening.
Next, I want to know how to pour some out and transport it (given that I’m not bottling anymore). I have a growler I bought from DeGroens about fifteen years ago, and I’ve been dragging it from house to house ever since. Apparently, it’s the perfect vessel for this job. There are two methods of pouring, top-fill and bottom-fill, and both require turning gas pressure down to 2psi. I think the bottom-fill method makes the most sense, and a short length of tube should be an easy purchase.