Dark Farm Mini Keg and C02 dispenser - 15% Discount

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As a thought do you think it would be possible to connect a standard pub bottle up to the keg so that I can just use the mini cartridges for dispensing beer ?
Cheers
I appreciate that the question is aimed at Gareth, but I thought I would answer because I've modified my own system as per the photograph.

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The non-return valve on the Growler is defeated when it is connected to the CO2 bottle so when the CO2 is connected to the Sodastream CO2 bottle the "non-return" function is transferred to the Regulator as per this photograph.

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To overcome this situation:
  1. I carbonate the Growlers with Pressure Relief Caps which means that I can leave them to condition for months, knowing that they are carbonated enough to prevent any spoilage.
  2. The low level of carbonation results in very little trub. It also removes the problem of foaming when it's time to de-pressurise, remove the PR cap and insert the dip-tube/tap. (When the Tap is installed, I then put the Growler under CO2 pressure.)
  3. The carbonation of 1g per litre results in very little trub at the bottom of the Growler. As shown in the photograph, the attachment on the end of the flexible dip-tube stops it sticking to the bottom of the Growler and the only time I get any trub into the glass is in the first 100ml.
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All I can say is that the system I have cobbled together works for me and hand you over to Gareth for further advice.

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I have one of the new "spring-loaded" taps and it works great using the same system.
 

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I filled my Dark farm keg for the first time on Saturday and it worked a treat. The flow control tap worked well when things got a bit lively and once I had it dialled in correctly it poured like a dream.
As a thought do you think it would be possible to connect a standard pub bottle up to the keg so that I can just use the mini cartridges for dispensing beer ?
Cheers
Yes this is possible, we now sell the adaptor for a soda stream bottle link below

Adaptor
https://www.darkfarm.co.uk/product/soda-stream-extension-kit/

Adaptor + 10L keg kit
https://www.darkfarm.co.uk/product/10l-mini-beer-growler-keg-homebrew-diy-system-with-tap-and-soda-stream-kit/

Adaptor + 5L keg kit
https://www.darkfarm.co.uk/product/5l-mini-beer-growler-keg-homebrew-diy-system-with-tap-and-soda-stream-kit/
 

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Our thbf.co.uk discount has come to an end but we still want to continue our support to the members of this great forum. SO: Please post your custom bundle requirements on this thread and we'll send you a price/offer. The price we offer will be exclusive to you and other members for a time stated with the price. Cheers!

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Will you be developing an ice jacket for the 10 litres?
 

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Hi guys, really getting tempted by this system. can I just ask how it works if you have one tap, how do you then move this to another keg? Do you only carbonate once you have tapped it?

All new to me so basic questions I can't find the answers to!
 

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Also can you transfer from one growler to another. Ie. if you had a 10l one, could you move 5L into a different growler and then take it with you?
 

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The HBF discount has not closed. Sorry. Hop Club members still get additional 10% of all items including sale items.
 
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