Please note: These kegs make a long journey from Germany and as result, many arrive with small dents. These are of no cause for concern and do not affect the functionality in any way. Thanks for your understanding!Mini Kegs are great because more kegs = fewer bottles! These kegs work with the Party Star Deluxe Tap System to bring draft beer to a compact, portable system. You will also need to order an additional bung unless you already have one.
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4.3 / 5.014 ReviewsWorks Well and Beats BottlingGot this with the party star tapper system as xmas gift from my Mrs, and kids. First time out of the shoot it worked great the brew tasted very good from it, only problem was the party star was too tall to fit in fridge while on the keg. No problem in the winter time garage is a nice 40-45 degrees keeps all the beer nice and cold. Cleaning was a breeze used gentle soap and hot water. Cleaned and Sanatized before use and after and have had no problems.June 2, 2012ExcellentGreat product, carbs up quick, pours good, easy to clean too.October 8, 2011Perfect for homebrewPerfect for homebrew and drinking my favorite micro brewMay 21, 2012Good stuff!Perfect for my use: kegging homebrew in a "mini keggerator" set up. Cheaper than going with a full-out keg, they are perfect for space, and the co2 cartridges are easy to find and order_x000D__x000D_I use this with my mini-keggerator set up. I prime the beer right in the keg_x000D__x000D_For what it is, I'd expect it to be a little less expensive. Mini-kegs full of Heineken (yuck) aren't much more expensive_x000D__x000D_February 19, 2013Good for football tailgaitingThe kegs are good for taking beer in bulk to a football game when you don't want to bring an entire keg. They also let you get the benefit of kegging without the large investment. Eventually these kegs burst so you need to replace them every so often.September 5, 2013An easy way to bring beer aroundThese mini kegs make it very easy to bring some beer over and not have to carry heavy kegs and lots of equipment. If the system was a little more robust it would be 5 stars.October 26, 2013Great option for KegginThese kegs make "bottling" your beer easy as well as economical. 4 kegs for a batch (5gal) is all you need. Easy to store them in your fridge due to size of them._x000D__x000D_you will need bungs for the carbonation process as well as a dispensing method or rely on the built in mini tap. Also make sure to get some bung lube to make installing the bungs simple.November 24, 2012Limited usesBefore I started kegging, I used one of these systems. These mini kegs work fairly well, but you can only use them maybe a dozen times or so before they start to leave a metallic taste in your beer, then you need to replace them Also, I found the beer from these to have a more prominent yeasty taste due to the extra yeast production during carbonation and the dip tube extending to the bottom which picks up the extra yeast.January 27, 2013Perfect for tailgaitingI use these mini-kegs for taking a stock of beer to a tailgate or softball games when glass bottles don't make sense._x000D__x000D_Keep them clean and treat them gently and you'll get 8-10 uses out of them. I don't bother with lubing the plugs, a simple soak in warm water will allow them to fit easily._x000D__x000D_These can sometimes be found for around $20 at your local package place full of swill.March 7, 2013forget the tapsThese are great for kegging beer when you don't want to commit to opening a larger portion. This is especially important for those who like real ale. However, purists will not want to pump CO2 into the keg for dispensing either. For years I tried all the minikeg taps and they all suck. But then I found that gravity dispensing from the spout at the bottom of the keg actually works pretty well. It is a small enough opening to get a nice sparkler type effect and put a head on the beer, and no need for CO2 at all. It loses a little as the keg gets low and there is less pressure, but all in all, a pretty good system for real ale enthusiasts. _x000D__x000D_They do have limited use. I had a few last year that split at the seams and leaked out all the beer, but they had been used a bunch of times. I got some new ones and will keep track of the number of uses on them.April 3, 2013
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Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 14 answersI'm a little confused over the size, in an earlier question you mention the height as 9" but in the Party Star description it says they are 14", can you clarify for me.BEST ANSWER: I am very sorry for the confusion. The actual dimensions for these are 6.5" in diameter. 9-11/16" tall.Does anyone know if these kegs can be used with the Avanti 1.7 cu ft portable party pub beer dispenser. It suppose to be able to hold two mini kegs and dispense from one.BEST ANSWER: It looks like it would work, according to the info I can find. If you look at the Avanti fridge on Amazon, the mini-keg and gray rubber bung are listed as "frequently bought toether", so I'm thinking that they are indeed compatible. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesCan you carbonate in these, since there is a spout on the side?BEST ANSWER: YesIs there a opening on the bottomBEST ANSWER: There is an opening on the top for the bung. Also there is an opening on the side which is a spout if you wish to use it. You're not required to use a spot on the side you may use a Fossett through your bong. However there is no hole on the bottom.I'm a little unsure about priming these. Do I use the same amount of corn sugar/water solution that I would use for bottling (4 oz sugar/2 cups water)? If not, what is your recommendation for priming procedure? Thanks in advance.BEST ANSWER: When putting a 5 gallon batch of beer into the mini kegs you will use just 3 oz of the priming sugar instead of the standard 5 oz. You then let them sit at room temp for a week or two, just like bottle-conditioning beer. Then they could be chilled and served. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
Question: I'm a little unsure about priming these. Do I use the same amount of corn sugar/water solution that I would use for bottling (4 oz sugar/2 cups water)? If not, what is your recommendation for priming procedure? Thanks in advance.
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[J5G72P-7X2J]What are the dimensions of the keg, and is it made from stainless? If not, what is it made from? Cheers!BEST ANSWER: The mini-kegs are 9.5" tall, and have a diameter of 6.5". They are constructed of stainless steel. I hope that this helps!Can you condition a beer in these kegs, and how long can a beer sit? I brew 1 gallon batches, so how do I work around the head space?BEST ANSWER: Hello Daniel,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! You can most definitely condition/naturally carbonate in these kegs, but you will need to give them a quick blast of CO2 to seal the lid. Usually you will just force carbonate in a keg rather than condition the beer. The beer can sit in the keg for weeks to months depending on the beer style, just like if it were in a bottle. As for the head space, you will want to charge the keg with CO2 and then pull the pressure relief valve to push the oxygen out of the head space. These kegs are made for a 1-1.25 gallon volume, the rest of the head space is necessary to allow room for the CO2 in dip tube to not be submerged in beer. I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any questions!Can you force carbonate with a co2 injection kit?BEST ANSWER: While the keg can take the pressure I am not aware of any adapater tools to reliably hook up a CO2 tank. We sell them ready to add sugar and bottle condition the beer, like a cask, then open up and enjoy the brew. Cheers!Is this a 5 liter keg?BEST ANSWER: That's correct. The volume is 5 liters.What's the capacity of the keg?BEST ANSWER: Hi Jakob
The mini-keg holds 5 liters.