My 1/6 barrel of Sam Adams Octoberfest came in today!
A few weeks ago I called several distributors in my area I learned that my favorite domestic Miller Lite only comes in full sankey 1/2 barrels or pony 1/4 barrels - no slim quarters or 1/6ths. $120 and 2 days later my package from Brewstuff.com arrived with two corneys and the necessary taps. After watching a video on YouTube about how to transfer beer from a commercial keg to a corny and 20 minutes of waiting, the remaining Miller Lite was successfully moved from the Pony to the Corny.
I moved the coolant from the trash can I had been using into a Homer's Bucket from Home Depot and put both kegs in. Cleaned all the lines for good measure and turned on the gas.
I have decided I need a different Miller Lite handle, it looks a little awkward. Last month I replaced the cheap Kegco faucets that came with the kegerator conversion kit with much nicer Perlick 525SS Stainless Steel Beer Faucets. These actually pour properly when opened! The Kegcos would only pour (and then badly) if the faucet was exactly 1/2 way open. Once fully open it would bind up and stop pouring.
Next steps are to buy and install a drain under the faucets (easy, it will just drain into the dirt under the deck) and build a protective box to keep the tower clean from the elements.
But for now, I'm going to pour a cold one (or two)!