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Old 12-02-2005, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default metal party kegs-anyone use them?

I was at the LHBS and noticed that they had a party keg starter kit, which comes with 4 5L (~1G) party kegs, a couple bungs, and a CO2 injector. Anyone out there use these things? I have gotten beer from the store in these (Molsen Export) but I did not know that you could bottle in them. I would be interested, as I am about to bottle some beer for bringing to my family's on X-mas day, and a couple of these would be handy. BTW- the kit with everything above as well as a couple CO2 cartridges was $65

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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Some people like them. I don't. Had many seal problems, the tap handle broke off and they are a royal pain to clean. On the plus side, they don't take up much room in the fridge.

Do a search on "mini-kegs" for other threads.

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Old 12-02-2005, 02:19 AM   #3
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That's true. A lot of people don't like them.

At times the carbonation is NOT consistent (BIGGEST COMPLAINT!).

HOWEVER, I have 19 of them and use them A LOT!

Now, I know that I can recommend them, but that's like saying "try broccoli...it's good", or even that squid ice cream..., but it all comes down to works best for you.

I actually have about 12 of them FULL right now. I just kegged 2-Hefe Weizens and 2-Helles Bock this afternoon.

They are easy to transport and share. I like that about them. As long as you take care of them they'll last a long time.

(I haven't done this yet, but) my only GRIPE is the price. They are between $11-15 on-line to my local HBS.

I got all of mine from Germany, FULL OF GERMAN BEER for less than $10.00! None of that EXPORT stuff. The REAL stuff - UNPASTEURIZED!

Anywho, that's my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

As far as cleaning...just like bottles...rinse them out when they're empty and you'll never have to scrub them... ...rinse them out with the jet bottle washer that's all.

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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cool. My LHBS has them for 10 each, or with the kit that I mentioned above.
trying to decide whether to do something like that or just go straight for a full CO2 system. I lose the portability factor, and that won't help me for x-mas.

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