Mini keg

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  1. Josh Hughes

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    The usually have a little push tap in the bottom to drain, odd the picture doesn't show it.
     
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    Maybe fit it with a funnel and use it as a cuspidor :) I think they come free if you buy them full of Heineken.,
     
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    Yeah. The ad mentions additional bungs required to use the thing. It will do for a "cheap" kegging solution but those mini-kegs with a dispenser that uses CO2 cartridges are great! I use them for transporting beer but the thing you have to keep in mind: The beer has to be carbonated before filling one of those little guys. The 16g CO2 cartridge does not have enough gas to carbonate the beer.
     
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    I was thinking that way. Priming sugar and let it carb. One of the brewing mags, last one whichever that was, suggested something like these for a british cask ale simulation.
     
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    Hunt around for 1 gal ball lock kegs. Torpedo makes 1 gal, 2.5 bal and up. The cool thing is if you enough height in your refrigerator you can stack them while connected to gas and faucets
     
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    @Josh Hughes if you brew gallon batches the 4 or maybe even 5 liter kegs would work. They have a ball lock optional lid that would allow you to force carb and run an o2 tank if you wanted to step in that direction. They're pressure rated at 45#. I'm looking at getting a couple and will run them right off my current set up. You could carb with sugar if you wanted and dispense with the little cartridges. Several options.

    https://www.williamsbrewing.com/Gif...eer-Gifts-Under-4000/4-Liter-KegLand-Mini-Keg
     
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    I have the one gallon version with a dispenser that fits my two half-gallon ones as well. Great for transporting draft beer...
     
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    May look into that
     
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    Somebody used one a month or so ago. I can't find it though. I think his experience was that it was a bit painful but a very cheap experiment in kegging.

    I've got a couple of 6 litre kegs. They fit nicely into our cooler and I've fitted a couple of taps to the cooler. It's nice to take for a weekend away. I carb the kegs in the kegerator and then just use a Sodastream cylinder to push the beer out.
     
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    Mini keg, and the price is tough to beat!
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    Yeah I want to get one of them.
    I've been thinking of doing experimental batches using the T piece to push the fermented beer into another soda bottle.

    Was thinking of doing some small batch cider beers in 2lt soda bottles then scaling up to 20lt batches.
    I rekon these T's would be perfect for that ;)
     
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    I have a setup for those as well - to transport I'll fill a one or two-liter bottle, carbonate it then serve it wherever I go. The Carb Caps work well and fit any soda bottle.
     
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    Yeah I've got the carb cap but by using the T piece I can put a spunding valve on the gas out and replicate a mini pressure ferment.
    That's what I want the T for as well as adding co2;).
     

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