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Old 12-27-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Hey guys I have seening these lil kegs online and was wounding if I pick up the coors home draft keg could I poor the coors down my toilet then use the keg system for my home brew? They use a lil c02 bottle for like air guns . Here's my question I will have to carbonate my beer first before I put it in the system right? The c02 is just for it to come out right not to carbonate. Thanks guys

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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check it out on youtube:
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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Don't you have any friends that would drink the Coors? They would be happy to help you empty that mini keg.

You can use the CO2 to carbonate but it will take more of the CO2 cylinders. You also could naturally carbonate in the mini keg before you used the CO2 with the downside of having a layer of yeast in the mini keg.

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #4
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I tried it and it lasted for two brews before the plastic piece that screws in the tap and holds the CO2 cartridge cracked into pieces. I natural carbed in one and the second try I used the CO2 cartridges. I ended up setting it aside and just bought a couple of kegs.

ETA: BTW, that Coors Light, although not great beer, is good for beer brats and beer bread!

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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I tried it and it lasted for two brews before the plastic piece that screws in the tap and holds the CO2 cartridge cracked into pieces. I natural carbed in one and the second try I used the CO2 cartridges. I ended up setting it aside and just bought a couple of kegs.

ETA: BTW, that Coors Light, although not great beer, is good for beer brats and beer bread!
Of course it broke after 2 uses. You don't think they planned that?

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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I think I am going to try .. I seen a video of a guy who made.custom adaptor to 2 bottles using a c02 bottle from a paintball gun and said it worked great I guess u got to be careful deff worth trying ... my batch will be carbonated new years then I will just pour it in there and get her ready to drink in 3 weeks then c02 her up and. Instant home brew draft for only 20 bucks lol.. great for going over buddys house

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:39 AM   #7
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Make sure it's food grade co2, not the paintball stuff. The paintball cartridges can contain bits of metal or plastic.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:57 AM   #8
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I tried this for a while and found that trying to find the EXACT co2 cartridges was next to impossible. I tried to use the ones offered at the lhbs but found that, in trying to, manipulate them so they would work, I wound up spending more on them than I would have liked to.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:37 AM   #9
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They said u can use 12 grams just need to put a dime at bottom

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:09 AM   #10
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If you're going to keg, get a keg system. Lasts a lot longer than those plastic things.

 
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