Quantcast

Cornelius Kegging

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Brewman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2004
Messages
80
Reaction score
2
Location
Long Island NY
Anyone know if I can just buy a normal type of hand pump for these kegs, I found one on the web and only one........

normal type tap like on the commercial kegs....... I don't want to force carbonate and I don't want to bother with the CO2'z
 

Janx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Messages
1,677
Reaction score
24
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Well, as with normal kegs, if you use a hand pump, it'll go flat unless you drink it quickly. It will also get infected if it sits around because you're pumping in regular air.

You'd really be shortchanging your beer in my opinion. Just pick up a 5 pound CO2 tank and regulator and you'll be a lot more happy. It's not that hard.
 

Janx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Messages
1,677
Reaction score
24
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Also, you need to make sure your keg has regular keg fittings or your pump has soda fittings...a regular keg pump won't go on a regular soda corny...
 
OP
B

Brewman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2004
Messages
80
Reaction score
2
Location
Long Island NY
I see your point, I could go through 5 gallons in a night a few times a year with no problem, I just did not want to bother with the CO2....

hmm maybe those little keg's they are like a gallon or so and can use the small CO2 cartridges.
 

Janx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Messages
1,677
Reaction score
24
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Just out of curiosity...why do you want to avoid using a regular CO2 tank and regulator? It's gotta be cheaper than those cartridges in the medium run, and it's the ideal solution...
 

bikebryan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Messages
556
Reaction score
4
Location
Alexandria, VA
Janx said:
Well, as with normal kegs, if you use a hand pump, it'll go flat unless you drink it quickly. It will also get infected if it sits around because you're pumping in regular air.

You'd really be shortchanging your beer in my opinion. Just pick up a 5 pound CO2 tank and regulator and you'll be a lot more happy. It's not that hard.
I would worry about the beer getting bad tasting long before I would worry about infections. The oxygen exposure would degrade it faster than infection would set in. Who likes to drink wet carboard?
 
OP
B

Brewman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2004
Messages
80
Reaction score
2
Location
Long Island NY
the cost of the canasters, also lazy, would rather just mail-order them to the house. I was looking more at the 3 gallon ones, in which I can get rid of it in a day at my house, but only like a few days a year, or even for camping where I would drink it over 2 days with a bunch of friends.

the party pigs can go at party by me, but the pouches are $4 each and that is a bit much...... just trying to keep the costs down.
 

Latest posts

Top