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basisforaday 02-16-2010 12:08 AM

Best way to transport keg?
 
I'm going to be brewing a batch to take to a party and I'm just wondering if there is an easier way to transport rather than lugging around the both the co2 tank and the keg?

Edcculus 02-16-2010 12:13 AM

I use one of these. You also have to buy a QD with male threads. It usually takes 2 cartridges to push a whole keg.

Nurmey 02-16-2010 12:18 AM

The trick with the CO2 cartridges is to give them just a tiny shot at a time. You want just enough to push your beer out of the keg.

basisforaday 02-16-2010 12:34 AM

Perfect. I knew there had to be something easier than lugging around a big tank.

nealf 02-16-2010 01:04 AM

And whatever you do... DO NOT pull the trigger on the removable co2 dispenser unless it is hooked up. Otherwise you will have a loud bang and a good chance to lose an o-ring.

RC0032 02-16-2010 01:54 AM

+1 on this setup http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=126

-1 for now knowing how much it cost me :(

RogerMcAllen 02-16-2010 02:21 AM

How full is the keg?

A half empty keg should have enough pressure to push out all of the beer. If the pressure drops let the keg warm a bit (the gas will warm a lot faster than the beer), and you should start flowing again. If you can't get every last drop, just pop the top and pour into a pitcher.

zimman 02-16-2010 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerMcAllen (Post 1885514)
How full is the keg?

A half empty keg should have enough pressure to push out all of the beer. If the pressure drops let the keg warm a bit (the gas will warm a lot faster than the beer), and you should start flowing again. If you can't get every last drop, just pop the top and pour into a pitcher.


+1

10 char...

mordantly 02-16-2010 03:49 AM

i would worry most about the agitation from transporting... put 30 psi on it before travel.

Edcculus 02-16-2010 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RC0032 (Post 1885470)
+1 on this setup http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=126

-1 for now knowing how much it cost me :(

I wouldn't spring for the faucet. It might look nice, but they have these thing called PICNIC TAPS for a reason! ;)


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