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Hey guys, just sitting here enjoying a nice sparkling shiraz and it got me thinking. Due to the premium pricing of sparkling wine, both white and especially red i was thinking of dropping 19l non sparkling into a keg and serving from the tap. Would be a winner with the ladies in the summer. Would i get the same carbonation effect and what should i set serving pressure at?

? hmmm did i just say i was going to give up a valuable beer tap for wine?

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Don't wines require different taps than beer due to the difference in pH or something? I'm sure I read somewhere that wine can ruin beer taps. Also read the same about running starsan through them which is one reason I don't do it.

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7 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Also read the same about running starsan through them which is one reason I don't do it.

Where did you read that?

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I think it might have been on AHB before it became a pile of nonsense. It may have only been in relation to Perlicks, I can't remember now, but it was causing issues with the internals of the taps apparently.

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I can't find anything about it.

Sours are quite acidic too, and i have seen plenty of those on tap

 

 

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On 9/17/2018 at 7:33 PM, Titan said:

Due to the premium pricing of sparkling wine, both white and especially red i was thinking of dropping 19l non sparkling into a keg and serving from the tap. Would be a winner with the ladies in the summer. Would i get the same carbonation effect and what should i set serving pressure at?

This would be a first (in my world) serving sparkling wine from a keg, but sure it could be done. Saison's resemeble the same carbonation levels of sparkling wines so that is a level I would be aiming around if doing something like this.

On 9/17/2018 at 9:56 PM, Otto Von Blotto said:

Don't wines require different taps than beer due to the difference in pH or something? I'm sure I read somewhere that wine can ruin beer taps. Also read the same about running starsan through them which is one reason I don't do it.

I'm not sure on the wine thing through beer taps scenario, but I run a weak solution of StarSan (as a final rinse) through my beer lines/taps prior to filling & attaching a new keg & have had no issues resulting in damaging my pouring taps. Not to say metal fitting taps couldn't or wouldn't be affected.

Cheers,

Lusty.

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Well im going to give it a shot. Have a couple of empty kegs. Will report back how it goes.

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It'll work from a carbonation point of view. I've tried googling information about pouring wine through beer taps and all it comes up with is bloody irrelevant news articles about wine being on tap in pubs and shit.

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10 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

Are sours as acidic as diluted starsan?

One kettle sour I made cleaned my urn

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Forgot about this.  Talking to one of the local wine makers, he said a lot of the cheap sparkling wine is carbonated in line when it's bottled and some places in America do serve wine on tap just like beer.  He wasn't sure of the carbonation levels needed for kegs.

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Prosecco is force carbonated. One of the differences between it and Champagne. A pub in Alexandra Vic had Moscato on tap, was very popular. 

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On 11/27/2018 at 10:14 PM, James of Bayswater said:

I have found the answer !  Cheryl to the rescue...  One of the funniest videos I have seen in a long time.  I love this on so many levels...😂

...a glass of Chateau D'Cardboard please! 🤣

Cheers,

Lusty.

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