How to Fill and Dispense Mini Kegs

  • Always start with a clean keg.
  • Fill the keg with a mild soap solution and let soak for a few minutes.
  • Rinse well with warm water and flush the valve well.
  • Remove all water with a few pieces of paper towel and let the keg completely air dry.
  • Sanitize the keg and two-piece bung immediately before use.
  • When filling the 5 liter mini keg, leave a 1” space at the top for CO2 space.
  • Next prime the beer. Use one level tablespoon corn sugar, Only one level tablespoon per 5 liter keg.
  • Prime kegs individually, priming mini kegs and bottles using different ratios of corn sugar.

  • If you would like to fill the mini keg with a finished beer from a larger keg:

    First, chill the mini keg to the same or colder temperature than the beer temperature. This ensures that the beer will retain more of the CO2 as it gets lost to heat and evaporation.

    Next, raise the CO2 pressure of the beer being transferred. If the beer is in a five gallon keg, raise the pressure by 10 psi and shake the keg three to four times for 24 hours to introduce a higher CO2 volume. By over carbonating the beer before it goes into the mini keg you compensate for the loss during the filling.

    After the beer has acquired a higher volume of CO2, lower the pressure to 2 psi. Transfer the beer into the mini keg by filling the pre-chilled keg from the bottom up. Insert the bung and refrigerate.