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Old 30-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #21
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Anyone got any idea how long one wil last once you tap into it?
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I've been using these mini kegs for a while now.

Like other suggested, but them full of beer, drink the beer then put my own brew in.

If you gently pull the top ring off the black rubber (once empty) it reveals a little red plastic part. Push this into the keg then the rubber bung comes out much much easier.

Then simply put back together. It only fits one way anyway.

I only use these mini kegs and a few swing top bottles.
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Old 30-10-2015, 12:56 PM   #24
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Anyone got any idea how long one wil last once you tap into it?
About 9 pints ish.

I've had one open for a few drinks. Closed it and then had some the weekend. Was still carbed nicely.

The beer clears well in these too. In fact I highly rate them.
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About 9 pints ish.

I've had one open for a few drinks. Closed it and then had some the weekend. Was still carbed nicely.

The beer clears well in these too. In fact I highly rate them.
Thanks BB. Unlike beer monster masher It would take me a few days to drink one
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I'm rather excited about all this mini keg malarkey. Using them means I can store more beer in my beer storage area and therefore condition my beer longer

Also I think I'm right in that all these mini kegs you buy from the supermarket are cask conditioned aren't I? Which means you can harvest the yeast from them. There's no guarentee that the yeast will be the primary strain as the brewery could have used one strain to ferment with and put a different strain in the keg to prime it. But judging by the amount of yeast I get in my 1L growlers I think you'd only need to put what you harvested from the keg in a 1L or 2L starter and you'd be good to go - no need for stepping up

So a potential triple bonus. You get the beer to drink. The mini keg to re-use. Plus a potential new yeast strain try out

Think I'll take a wander down to Tescum later to see what I can find as from what the rest of you guys say their my best bet.
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Interested, do any of these systems allow you to take a keg to a friends party and dispense clear beer after the journey ?

I guess you would have to treat the wort with finnings to clear then fill the keg and force carb - do any of the systems you can buy allow this ?
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Very interesting. I had been planning on buying the Party Star deluxe kit, but it is quite expensive. Might just pick up a couple of these and see how it goes.
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Interested, do any of these systems allow you to take a keg to a friends party and dispense clear beer after the journey ?

I guess you would have to treat the wort with finnings to clear then fill the keg and force carb - do any of the systems you can buy allow this ?
Some of the system allow you to force carb rather than cask condition. What you would doI think is after fermentation, cold crash to get the yeast at the bottom of the FV then rack into the kegs and force carb

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Some of the system allow you to force carb rather than cask condition. What you would doI think is after fermentation, cold crash to get the yeast at the bottom of the FV then rack into the kegs and force carb

http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...ad.php?t=57306
Thanks MyQul, that link isn't working for me, I get a message about insufficent user priveleges ??

Happy to cold crash and or add finings. Its the force carbing bit and which systems allows this I need to get my head around ?
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