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Old 12-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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I got a krups beertender for christmas and I am wondering if and how easy it is to dispense homebrew from this thing. Anyone have any experience with this?


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Old 12-30-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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I just found this looking for the same info for a friend....Don't know if it really works or not. But it's really the first actual info I've seen on folks being able to do it.

How To Reuse Your Heineken Mini-Kegs

There's also a few threads in the similar threads box below, but none of them seem to have any real solutions in there.


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Would I be able to make this work?

Amazon.com: Tap Conversion Kit for Other 5-Liter Mini Kegs: Kitchen & Dining
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Someone posted that in another thread, it doesn't say whether or not it works with the Krups beertender or not.
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I just joined today in order to get some insight on the same issue. Got a Krups Beertender for my bday ( coincidentally the same day the OP started this thread) and was wondering if it can be converted to use 5L gravity kegs and expand my options (not just Heiny and Newcastle draught kegs).

Just got into homebrewing and bottled my first batch today, so personally I'm more interested in whether this will work with a gravity keg I can just pick up at the store....for now.

If anyone gets some info on this and could share, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one that would be grateful.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:31 AM   #6
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I think the most practical way is the link from Revvy on how to re use the kegs. If you go to that link there is another link within that shows how to make your own tap with Co2 charging sytem in a standard 5l keg. The only thing with that is you would have to convert the tap somehow on the outside of the beertender.
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This is one of those things that is so new I think, that there's very few established hacks for it. Folks who want it need to be the ones to break ground here, and experiment til they get it right, and write up what they did.
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This is one of those things that is so new I think, that there's very few established hacks for it. Folks who want it need to be the ones to break ground here, and experiment til they get it right, and write up what they did.
this thing is not new, unless two years is new. Either way, I too own one and I don't think its possible.
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this thing is not new, unless two years is new. Either way, I too own one and I don't think its possible.
I think two years is relatively new in the grand scheme of things.

And it looks like from what I posted, that it's very possible, just difficult. Did you even look at the links I posted????

Here, from the link is a pic of a guy with a sink full of dishes pouring his IPA from the keg, before putting it back in the beer tender.



Doesn't look impossible to me....looks done...

Just need more folks with fresh eyes to come up with more refined solutions.
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Honestly, I'd return it and use the money for a CO2 tank, regulator and carbonator cap. Once you have those pieces, you're just a keg and craiglist fridge away from a full kegging setup, which is infinitely superior to this proprietary appliance.


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