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2.5 Gallon Mini Draft System (New Keg)

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2.5 Gallon Mini Draft System (New Keg)

SKU: 8091

This 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.
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This 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?

System includes:

  • 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
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Glad I got one
I 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, 2012
Very neat and tidy
I 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, 2012
Perfect for those with no space
I 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, 2012
Portable system that is very versitile
Use 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, 2013
2.5 mini
This 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
Perfect for Mini Fridge
I "bottled" half my batch of Belgium pale Ale in this keg, waited 2 weeks, chilled and served. I will likely finish off the keg tonight. Had fresh tap beer for past 2 weeks. Love it. CO2 system works great! Whenever, this keg is empty I will split my batches between bottles and this keg.
April 20, 2013
Perfect Starter System
I 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, 2013
ecomaniac
This 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, 2016
High Quality Equipment
A very nice mini-keg with many extras thrown in ! It will fit in a small fridge which is a plus for me ! The ball lock fittings are superb, and for a picnic or any outdoor activity, this would be the item to have. Just be sure to keep the C02 charger away from children, I give mine a few shots of C02, then unplug it.
March 14, 2014
Great service
Ordered a keg system before Christmas. Shipped quickly and they even called to warn me that the CO2 had to be shipped via ground.
January 10, 2016
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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?
David B on Dec 2, 2016
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?
T I on Aug 4, 2016
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.
Can I force carbonate with this keg system?
R S on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While technically possible, it would not be efficient. The system is designed around priming with sugar and letting the yeast carbonate the beer. The CO2 charger will simply allow you to keep the beer flowing but is insufficient for force carbonating. A full size CO2 tank and regulator are needed for that.
There is no pressure gauge on the system. Is there a way of knowing when I have pumped it to the proper pressure, or is it just a matter of pumping it out until the beer flows fast enough? Can it be overpumped?
J O on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You do not need to pump this keg at all. You will force carbonate the beer using a full sized CO2 tank or cask condition it, then just hook up the CO2 cartridge that comes with the kit and serve away!
What brand is this keg? AEB, AMCYL, AIH, ASI?
J R on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These kegs are none of the brands that you list. We manufacture them specifically for our kegs systems. I hope this helps!
I pressurized my keg three times with the CO2 cartridges, connected the tube, and each time the beer refused to flow out. A little bit got into the line and that was it. I even pressurized until the pressure release valve released CO2. Is there something about the system that I'm missing?
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J O on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello John,

Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! That sounds like your dip tube might be clogged up. Did this beer have a lot of hops in it, or a good amount of sediment? Also, did it sound like the beer bubbled when you hooked up the CO2? I ask because I have had customers hook up the gas line to the wrong port so the beer cant flow up the liquid dip tube. Let me know and we will get this figured out!
What are the dimension of this keg? Wondering if it will fit into a mini fridge.
Dean M on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Dean,

The keg is about 15" tall (without couplers) and about 9" in diameter.

Cheers!

Charles
can i force carbonate in this if i wanted?
R A on Dec 8, 2015
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)?
J S on Dec 7, 2015
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.
How many times can this keg be used before it needs replacement?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2016

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