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This size works well for my needs. I make 5-gallon batches, and I like to put half in bottles and the other half in this size keg. The only reason I gave this a 4 rather than a 5-star rating is that the first one I bought a few years ago had something wrong with the threads on one of the posts, such that the post could not be removed (no matter how much torque my friend and I applied). Unfortunately, I did not find that out until the warranty was well past. Also unfortunately, our attempts made the post unsealable by retightening, so the keg was scrap at that point. My recommendation when purchasing this and any keg is to remove the posts when first purchased, for inspection and to make sure they can come off for cleaning and be reinstalled properly.
No head space on this little gem. The lid will only go on one way. Those two things make getting the lid installed tricky when filled with 3 gallons of liquid.
One other thing: Even thought I knew from the picture that rubber is only on the bottom, getting into and out of my keezer means a bit more caution needs to be taken than for my 5 gallon kegs which have rubber on top as well as bottom.
Love the shorter height of this keg for my keezer. I am able to fit the keg on the shelf of my keezer without having to add a ton of height. Also works well as I like to brew 8 gallon batches now. The smaller keg size also is helpful for taking beer to parties. If in doubt buy one!
These small kegs are great for small batches, fitting lots of different beers into your kegerator or kezzer, or just for bringing to parties.
I keg to my regular 5 gallon kegs first. Then I force the beer through the pressure hoses into the three gallon keg to stay cold in my mini fridge. Just one is all you need, and they last forever. I have had one for nearly 20 years, and it still looks like new.