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Old 04-11-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
Feb 2012
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I'm wondering if anyone has tried one of these and if it would be even worth the effort....

seems kinda tiny to charge 5 gallons or is this more meant for dispensing?
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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for 35 bucks you might as well pony up for and actual tank and regulator. Most people using them add priming sugar to the keg and use the chargers for serving. They are handy if you plan on taking a keg camping or to a sporting event, but other than that I feel they are not worth it. Since there is no regulator on them it is easy to apply to much pressure and end up serving foamy beer. I supose you use it to force carb, but it would be very hard to determine the applied pressure without a regulator.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by KingPin View Post

seems kinda tiny to charge 5 gallons or is this more meant for dispensing?
They are solely for dispensing and even then it takes 2 or 3 to push a full keg.

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by IffyG

They are solely for dispensing and even then it takes 2 or 3 to push a full keg.
2 or 3 to push a full keg? In my experience, you need between 5 and 7 for a keg. I use them for charging a keg when I'm storing it just to keep positive pressure inside. I think they're a pain in the ass to serve a full keg using them.

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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I have and use one, and can confirm that you will go through 2-3 chargers to serve a keg. You do indeed need to carb the keg either with sugar or force-carb with a full-size tank/regulator, but this device beats the pants off of hauling your whole tank/regulator around just to serve at a party. It's handy to have, in my opinion.
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