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Old 04-11-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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I would like to have a compact, easily stored beer making kit that allows me to brew in 2 to 3 gallon batches. Bottling won't be a problem, but I would rather put the beer in a mini keg similar to the small kegs that are becoming popular. (Like Heineken) I've seen some small corny kegs....is this my only kegging option?

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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Try "tap a draft".

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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do a quick search...someone a while back asked the same q and I cant remember the answer. They also wanted to keg into the small heiny things. But they do make 3 gallons cornys I know of that. There are also those 2gal better bottles that you bottle into and have a little activator thing for carbonation

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Depends on how much money you want to spend and how much room. If you're looking at the small corny due to small size in your apartment space, you might want to remember that there are hoses, tap lines, and a co2 bottle w/ regulator in addition to having one or two little mini kegs.

If you have the fridge room, but not the space to put a small mini-fridge with kegs - the tap-a-draft is probably one of your better options.

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Old 04-11-2008, 06:36 PM   #5
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You will find plenty of mixed opinions, but I liked my Party Pig until I got cornies.

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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I have two 3 gallon cornys that fit PERFECT in my apartment refrigerator. I took out the crisper and they, along with the 5 lb co2 tank, fit like a glove. Who needs vegetables anyway, right?

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What I'm having trouble finding is a quality brewing system that brews 2 to 3 gallons. I liked the systems for "kegging" listed above, but I'm still searching for a good way to brew a small batch.

Thanks a ton!

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Old 04-12-2008, 01:14 AM   #8
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Minimizing head space isn't terribly important in beer brewing. Any 5 gallon bucket, carboy, or Better Bottle will serve you well in brewing small batches. You don't need a kit, you just need a few key components.

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a 5g brew kit will fit into a kitchen base cabinet w/drawer for misc.









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