Originally Posted by LBussy
I have seen what I am calling "travel size" CO2 setups for corny kegs. They basically attach to the "In" and are pretty small, no lines or other hardware to drop and break (or form a torpedoes from). A few couple questions:
- What are these called? If I don't know what they are called I can't very well search for them.
- Are they a decent solution? Like for bringing a key to a bonfire or camping trip?
You mean those little "co2 guns?" They work great for portable use. The only thing is, you've got to hide it. Otherwise, just like when we were kids a couple of guys would go crazy and pump the air pumper in the keg, leaving a foamy mess? Well, non-brewers want to play with the damn gun as well.
The idea is that you just give it a shot when the pour slows down, to dispense the beer. There isn't any regulator or anything. And you can change out the cartridge without taking off the contraption, so it's easy and handy. It normally takes about 2 cartridges or so to dispense a 5 gallon keg.
It's called a "co2 charger" on austinhomebrew.com: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=12296&osCsid=e49729f7 54044dcc833a5ea5531f8464