Corny keg outside in freezing temps?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by leedorham, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (698) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    If I put a nearly full corny outside with ~7% abv liquid in it and it is going to be in the teens (Fahrenheit), will it splode or anything?
     
  2. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    I once fully froze through a full to the top corny of Root Beer. It pushed through the gaskets and pushed the rubber around the lid up, causing some cracking... Corny still holds pressure fine.

    If you want it to pour though, the dip tube & the beverage line freeze easily. I (somewhat) regularly do this through the winter and it's freaking cold here (like -20C all the time :) )
     
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  3. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (698) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I just wanted to chill a cider down to clear it and didn't have the fridge space. Your experience has caused me to reconsider.
     
  4. Naugled

    Naugled Crusader (729) Sep 25, 2007 New York
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    I wouldn't, I've seen a corny split up the side before.
     
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  5. cmac1705

    cmac1705 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 Florida

    People do ice beer in cornies. Do they just not fill them completely?
     
  6. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    In my case the freezing was due to my father-in-law helping it doing electrical work and unplugged the temp controller and just plugged the deep freeze in. He almost killed my slurry of ECY08 Brett. He would not have been forgiven for that.
     
  7. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Rules are rules and inlaws are expendable!
     
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