If you’ve ever tried to move your beer over from a keg to a bottle or growler you’ve probably noticed that it’s tough to keep the carbonation up in the bottle. That’s because when you move it over from the keg at the standard PSI you basically shake out all the CO2 on it’s way into the bottle.
A good way to keep the bubbles in your suds is to use a beer gun. You can buy these if you want but they’re fairly easy and inexpensive to make. Some big things to keep in mind are, keep the PSI low when bottling, pre-chill your bottles to prevent foaming, and push out as much oxygen as possible during the process.
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