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View Poll Results: Is kegging in 5L mini kegs the way to go?
Absa-frickin-lutely. Problems are dinky and benefits are huge compared to other options. 5 11.63%
Yup. There are problems with the mini kegs, but on balance they're better. 7 16.28%
Neither better nor worse than other options for bottling or kegging. 8 18.60%
Nope. I guess some people might like them, but on balance I prefer other options. 19 44.19%
God no. These things suck, people who use them suck, and you risk sucking just by bringing it up. 4 9.30%
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Poll - 5L Mini Kegs?

What's your experience with the Philtap or other mini-keg systems for kegging your homebrew? (if you use another system, what is it?)

How did you manage to solve problems with your mini-keg system?

We had a thread on this topic a few years ago, but it's time we updated it: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/phil...eg-system-630/

I'm contemplating doing this...seems like it can address my dislike of bottling and space issues. But I want them to generally work.


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Old 11-13-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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I started a thread about those a while to help keep the information organzied:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/expe...em-here-82638/


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Old 11-13-2008, 06:02 PM   #3
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Default Useful Mini Keg links

Here are some other links I've found in researching this, in case others are interested:

Another forum on this topic: Philtap Question | Drinks Planet
Place to buy commercially sold 5L kegs: 5 Liter Kegs
A bit of an essay on the topic: 5L Mini-Kegs
Article on Mini Kegs and Party Pigs: Homebrewing And German Mini-Kegs
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I deeply regret every penny and every ounce of beer I wasted on a 5L keg system.
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I deeply regret every penny and every ounce of beer I wasted on a 5L keg system.
Well, I don't...probably because I purchased them in Germany from our local gasthaus and it had their beer in it...

I just kegged 2 of them with different hard ciders...
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I deeply regret every penny and every ounce of beer I wasted on a 5L keg system.
What was the problem?
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Pressure problems, they're a pain to clean, and the tap system I had kept breaking.
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They are good if you are in a college dorm I guess. You know when your mini-fridge is you only fridge. I never used them. Never seemed like a good idea.

My LHBS is Listermann.com . They also make the "Phil" products. As far as I know everyone that works there uses cornies.
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They are good if you are in a college dorm I guess. You know when your mini-fridge is you only fridge.
I live in a NYC studio; a bit nicer than a dorm, but I've still got space issues and just the one fridge. That's why I was thinking the mini kegs were a good idea...
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I posted some links in this thread today about how some people are using them...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/free...dilemma-88775/


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