My dilemma is this. I received a rare beer in a 1/2 barrel keg. I've been nursing on this beer from my kegerator now for 5 weeks (even had a party) and I've still got 5 gallons left. It sits at 9% so I can only have 2-3 pints a night before I'm kinda swasty faced. I would like to try to bottle it to see if it will age. That and I would like to get this 1/2 barrel out of my kegerator.
The set up I've thought would work is to hook a picnic hose up to my sanke tap, and then jam a bottling wand into the picnic tap.
My plan is to turn off my regulator then purge all the co2 out of my keg. Turn the regulator on to like 3-5 psi to get a nice flow(but avoid a large head). Keep the bottles in a Starsan cold solution then re-bottle the beer. Before I cap the bottle give it a blast of co2 from my handheld co2 bike pump.
Has anyone attempted this? I'm going to do a couple of test bottles this afternoon to see how the beer fairs after a week.