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Old 10-27-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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So wife gave me the idea, rather than bottle could I reuse the mini kegs from Newcastle. Then I theoretically force carb after conditioning/ lagering in the fridge.

 
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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Read up about using the 5L mini kegs... IME, they suck (hands down). They cannot withstand much pressure, so you need to be very careful about how you carbonate them. I DID use some for parts of two brews/batches. Due to trouble cleaning them, how they leak (CO2 and brew) and such, I never used them again.

IMO, better off saving the money trying to get those to work and put it towards real kegs.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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I will think and research this some more. I love the Newcastle in the mini's. I was hoping for more responses, so thanks for the help.

 
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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" if " I do go this route would it be better to condition and naturally carb using them?

 
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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I don't know about the mini kegs frmo newcastle, but if you mean the ordinary 5 liter kegs from a lot of commercial beer like these:



These can hold only about 2.5 - 3 bar pressure.
Over here (BE,NL,DE) they sell some rubber stops with a presure valve: http://www.brouwmarkt.nl/gummidop-me...er-p-1666.html

 
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