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Old 09-27-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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Are the 5L minikegs that you can buy filled with beer such as coors light reusable? Do they make bugs to seal off the red plastic tap and reuse them with a co2 tap, or are their only spacific kegs that are reusable?
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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I have about 20 of them. I reuse mine all the time.

If you have the bung with the red plastic piece that you open to allow airflow then you don't need a tap/pump.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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Well i want a co2 tap, and that plastic peice is so flimsy/tight, it feels like its going to break already when i turn it. Are there bungs to replace it and seal it off, or do you just close it and leave it when you refill the keg? The tap im looking at fills from the top, and i think i found the bungs for that.

Edit: It looks as though you just leave the tap on the side closed if you have a co2 tapper.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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Yes, with a tap you don't need to open the bottom tap.

You just need a new bung that accepts a tap.

The bottom tap is for gravity pouring.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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I know that with the gravity tap you should drink the beer within a few hours before it starts to affect the taste, how long do you think it will last with a co2 tap on it?
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:15 PM   #6
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I imagine it would last a while as long as all the O2 is vented off beforehand. The gravity feed needs air to get into the keg for it to work, which is why the beer would be affected.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:32 PM   #7
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What do you mean by venting off the oxygen before hand, if you condition the keg then put the tap on when your ready to drink it, there wouldent be any oxygen in it would there?
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:19 PM   #8
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MiniKegs Look about 1/2 way down the page for complete systems & rubber minibungs.

 
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:33 PM   #9
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So what do you all think about that minikeg system? Is is as good as corneys or acceptable even? It's a cheaper set up if you get everything for 100 bucks.
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:46 PM   #10
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Looks interesting to me. I'm not sure if I would recommend that over a corney, but it curtainly would be nice for taking on the road and the like.
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