DetailsThis system works by adding 3 oz. of corn sugar and waiting for the beer to naturally carbonate in the keg. After 2 - 3 weeks, the beer is dispensed using a compact CO2 Injector. This injector typically uses one 16 gm. CO2 cartridge to dispense the beer. CO2 is for dispensing only and will not force carbonate the beer in any way. 4 feet of low foam liquid line and a standard picnic tap will pour glass after glass of your favorite home brew. You'll be everyone's best friend when you show up at a party with 3 gallons of homebrew ready to serve. Durable corny kegs allow you to bring your brew camping, fishing, hunting or anywhere you never thought possible before. Hey NASA, how about the moon?
- 2.5 gallon soda keg
- CO2 injection system
- Six 16 gm. CO2 cartridges
- ball lock CO2 fitting
- ball lock liquid fitting
- 4 feet low foam line
- and picnic tap
- 2.5 gallon soda keg
- Details & Instructions
4.9 / 5.015 ReviewsPerfect Starter SystemI purchased this system because I wanted a keg that would fit into my fridge and not displace all on my food. The quality of the keg is top notch. _x000D__x000D_ I filled the keg with half a batch of my latest brew and bottled the other half. The evening after I kegged I went to move it and noticed beer leaking out of the top. I attempted to reseat the lid and that did not solve the problem. After some quick research I decided to try adding some presure to the keg to see if I could get the lid to seat properly. That did the trick! A quick shot of CO2 and the lid seated perfectly. _x000D__x000D_The keg fits perfectly in my fridge and it really doesn't take up as much room as I had imagined. I keep the picnic tap in a small tupperware container to help keep it from messing up the fridge. _x000D__x000D_I am getting a much nicer head from the kegged beer than from the bottles and the kegged beer has a slightly cleaner flavor. _x000D__x000D_All in all I am very happy with my purchase! I just wish I hadn't waited so long to start kegging :-)May 16, 2013ecomaniacThis small keg is the bomb! I filled this up from my 5 gal. keg and took it to my brothers birthday party. People soon forgot about the bottled beer. Instead of carbonating with corn sugar I prefer to force carbonate with my CO2 tank. I found the perfect upright cooler at Home Depot for transporting this keg. It has wheels and a telescoping handle.http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-45-Qt-Blue-Wheeled-Cooler-FG2A9102MODBL/202315032One word of caution: the lip on the keg opening is a little sharp. I sliced my hand on it while cleaning the inside. This is the only reason I gave this 4 stars. Exercise a little caution and you will love this little keg:)February 14, 2016great way to take home brew.better thank bottles. folks can fill their glass only to the amount they want. no wasted homebrew. Plus, they love filling their glass. fun, fun, here comes.April 11, 2017Purchased
1 year agoa really grat value! a nice mini setup...These are really nice, and a real bargain, if you add up the items you get...! I love using the compact injector for when you bring a keg to a party, rather than dragging a CO2 tank... Keep in mind that the compact injector system cannot force carbonate the keg, just dispense it...so you will either force carbonate it with a tank and regulator, or naturally carbonate in the keg with priming sugar...August 1, 2010I love it after I was guided by the wonderful staff from midwest thru email I was able to get my beer ...thaknsJune 10, 2017Purchased
8 months agoGlad I got oneI happened to get this model shortly before the price increased. I've now kegged my third beer and it's worked very well. It uses 2 of the 16 gram cartridges on each keg so far._x000D_I even took it out to the lake one night in a bucket full of ice and while I wouldn't want to work long distances with it full, it was a piece of cake and we enjoyed nice cold, fresh homebrew!May 24, 2012Very neat and tidyI got this keg separately from the injection system. So I'll speak to the keg only._x000D__x000D_Keg is great. It has all the features and craftsmanship of a full 5 gallon keg, just chopped in the middle to make it 2.5._x000D__x000D_It fits on the bottom shelf of most modern fridges, which is a nice feature since that is how I use it mostly. I have a mini regulator that uses mini paintball CO2 tanks and this makes it very size friendly in the fridge. It also makes it very easily transported to parties or on road trips._x000D__x000D_Another great thing about the size is that it makes a great experimentation partner. You can make a batch and see how it tastes on draft and in bottle. See what aging does to the beer flavor and carbonation level. You can play around with adding oak or other items directly to the keg without having to use a secondary or without having to possibly ruin an entire batch._x000D__x000D_Splitting batches with this now and later approach is great.August 27, 2012Perfect for those with no spaceI needed a smaller keg due to space reasons and sometimes I like to bottle half and keg the other half of my 5 gallon batches. This keg is well made and I love the rubber bottom. _x000D_I later got another brand from another company for less money but I got what I paid for. No rubber bottom and the lid doesn't close tight unless there is lots of pressure._x000D_Sure, you can almost get two 5 gallon corny's for the price of one but I can also lager this in my mini fridge.October 24, 2012Portable system that is very versitileUse the C02 injector to dispense beer when ever you need more co2 pressure to serve._x000D__x000D_I came up with a cool idea for this sytem, get yourself a 5 gallon rubbermaid cooler. This keg fits like a glove inside. Pack the cooler with ice all around and you'll have cold beer for a couple days._x000D__x000D_Another trick is to drill a hole in the cooler lid and feed the beverage line assembly through it (you will have to unscrew a hose clamp...not too hard.) You can arrange somthing similar for the C02 injector as well.March 3, 20132.5 miniThis is a good place to start if you interested in kegging...with only a few bucks. Just stick it in your fridge, bring it out and set it on ice. Easy peezy.April 4, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 11 questions Browse 11 questions and 14 answersHow many times can this keg be used before it needs replacement?BEST ANSWER: A keg like this can be used for years and years, if taken care of! There are some rubber seals that are replaceable, and some spring-poppets in the posts, those would be the only parts that should EVER need to be replaced, and those last a very long time.How many CO2 cartridges will I go through while serving with this?Assuming that the primer got the keg to around the preferred 5-12 psi.BEST ANSWER: wow, I think that would be difficult to determine. I fill mine at 30psi. until ready to use. then depending on type of beer and size of head. I test it. I found at parties people like to play with the c02 cartridge so I take'em off til needed. I think you would use about 2-3 cartridges if your starting out at 5-12 psi your mini keg.Do you add the 3oz of priming sugar to the 2.5 gallons in the keg or to the entire 5 gallon batch and then transfer to the keg?BEST ANSWER: Neither. I use the external CO2 tank to force carbonate. If you leave the CO2 at 20 psi for a few days you should be ready to serve. That's one of the big advantages of keg over bottle. If I have more beer than fits in the keg I add carbonation drops straight to the bottle.Could you put wine in this keg and serve it up? Or does the liquid inside need to be carbonated for it to work?BEST ANSWER: For wine, you want to use a nitrogen gas source to dispense liquid. If you use CO2, you would carbonate the wine. If you want it still, use nitrogen instead of CO2.Hey can you use this system for mead? I have both still wine and slightly carbonated meads. ThanksBEST ANSWER: I never tried it ,but it will carbonate some when you charge it,But to put more CO2 in it you will need to go to a bigger CO2 tank for higher pressure..Can this be used for a one gallon beer kit?BEST ANSWER: Hi there, this could be used with 1 gallon of beer. Our Cannonball Minikeg would also be an option. Cheers!How long will beer keep fresh in this system?BEST ANSWER: If the beer is kept cold and carbonated, kegged beer will be fine for months, with no problem at all.What are the dimension of this keg? Wondering if it will fit into a mini fridge.BEST ANSWER: Hi Dean,
The keg is about 15" tall (without couplers) and about 9" in diameter.
Charlescan i force carbonate in this if i wanted?BEST ANSWER: Hello Ron,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! You most definitely can force carbonate in that keg. That being said, to do so, you will need a 5 pound CO2 cylinder, regulator, and ball lock gas connection. The smaller CO2 cartridges do not have enough CO2/pressure to force carbonate. I hope this answers your question. Have a great day!How full do you fill this keg when first legging? Also, do I need to add CO2 to top when it sits to carbonate (using the CO2 cartridge for pressure)?BEST ANSWER: The CO2 chaarger does not supply enough gas to force carbonate. The way this system is designed is to use the charger to supply pressure to seal the keg lid. Then it is disconnected. The beer is carbonated by adding priming sugar to the keg, then waititng 2-3 weeks at room temp so the beer carbonates. Then get it cold and use the CO2 charger only to provide dispensing pressure. I hope this makes sense, let me know if you have any followup questions! Cheers! James J.can you use this keg for fermentation?