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Old 10-07-2008, 03:47 AM   #1
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It's supposedly for a 1.3 gallon mini keg. Found pictures but can't find any info on it or where to buy it. Anyone have any ideas?



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Old 10-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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No one has any ideas?

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Old 10-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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I killed plenty in high school. That looks just like a "Party Ball" tap, I havent seen one since the mid 90's.

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I killed plenty in high school. That looks just like a "Party Ball" tap, I havent seen one since the mid 90's.
Killed as in broke it? Is it fragile enough that I should forget my search?
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Killed as in drank them (the party balls) to an empty state, but also broke some of the tappers. Those had a trendency to foam a lot so we did a lot of decanting of foamy bud light in my buddies basement. If I remember correctly the tapper was only like $15-20 if you bought a party ball.

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Definitely for a party ball:

Keg Party Pump - Beer Ball Picnic Pump

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Definitely for a party ball:

Keg Party Pump - Beer Ball Picnic Pump
Awesome thanks for the find! So the consensus is either use a party star tap or don't use a mini keg at all?

I'm looking for something that is a happy medium between growlers and a 5 gallon corny for taking to parties (CHEAPLY). I thought maybe if this was cheap, it would just be the $10 for a new 1.3 gallon keg. So this being $18 or so bucks it seems like a neat little system for roughly $30 total.

Should I spring for it or not?
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If you are only going to be using it to dispense beer at a party, why not just use the gravity tap already on the mini-keg? Either way and oxygen is introduced to the keg. Not a problem if it is getting consumed in a short time such as a party. Then it only costs you the $10 for the keg plus maybe a buck for the reuseable bung.

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If you are only going to be using it to dispense beer at a party, why not just use the gravity tap already on the mini-keg? Either way and oxygen is introduced to the keg. Not a problem if it is getting consumed in a short time such as a party. Then it only costs you the $10 for the keg plus maybe a buck for the reuseable bung.
I didn't think these had a gravity dispenser? Assuming they don't, I would have to drill for a tap, which is more work and money.

I also liked the idea of sitting this in an ice bath and a gravity tap wouldn't work like that.

Thanks for all the suggestions! Keep it going.
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Since this old thread was at the bottom of mine

Mini Keg and Keg Pump

I would mention I came up with a tap that works real well as a hand pump for the SS Mini-Kegs

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