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Old 02-18-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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I'm curious about whether or not you can refill one of those mini kegs they sell Heineken and Newcastle in. Are they reusable, and if so what kind of mods are necessary?


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Old 02-18-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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Yea, you can use the search button above ^ and search for "reuse mini kegs" and you'll come up with a bunch of threads discussing it. I am using one right now.


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Old 02-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #3
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The last time I checked. Heinekin Jammed a co2 cartridge into their draught kegs that left them unusable after initial use.
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The last time I checked. Heinekin Jammed a co2 cartridge into their draught kegs that left them unusable after initial use.
Oh yea, that's right, it's easier if you use the others, it's possible with Heiny but a great pita. Mine are grolsch and Paulaner.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:01 AM   #5
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The last time I checked. Heinekin Jammed a co2 cartridge into their draught kegs that left them unusable after initial use.
Scratch that.
Check out:
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/view...=90461&start=0

It's a ton of work but the proof of concept is there.

I know some German beers have mini kegs that are reusable. I'll keep a look out for a name the next time I'm at binnys.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:03 AM   #6
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Oh yea, that's right, it's easier if you use the others, it's possible with Heiny but a great pita. Mine are grolsch and Palaner.
You beat me to it!!!! Cheers!
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I actually just found a tutorial on youtube for the reuse of the Miller Lite home draft system.
I might pick up one of those, fill it up, and bottle the rest.
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coors lite, rather. Same difference, AMIRITE?!?!
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That looks alot easier and nothing else to buy either except the next cartridge, I've not tried one of those yet though.


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