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Francisco Marzoa: I have found this video on minikegs like the one I am considering to buy. The interesting point starts on 02:00.

Colin Filthy: Hi, anyone know where the mini-kegs (without spigot or any other fuss) can be purchased in the US? Also the CO2 dispenser system?

Theo Lubbe: Question: Could you not put the minikeg in your oven, without the plastic stopper, to have the moisture evaporate and leave it as steam?

Ryan Gribble: Party Pigs man, Party Pigs. That is all.

David Hall: perfect size for 7 guys ? hehee you kidding ?

Kenneth Nygaard Jensen: Thanks

Pedro Nalin: Cheers dude, you video is very helpful!

Keri Callaway: I want to buy my hubby a mini keggerator. However, I can't find pre-filled 5L kegs in my area. Can you buy an empty one and fill it with any beer you would like?

homebeerbrewery: Thans for sharing, good video! Cheers

Rser42: Great video! Thank you. Do you know if it is possible to carbonate these mini kegs using CO2 only and just bypass the priming sugar like you can with regular kegs? Thanks again for the awesome video gotta pick me up some of these regardless!

Bob Johnson: @immolateus Thanks for sharing the information. May I suggest you bring up the audio a bit.

immolateus: @Unclejona I have several mini kegs with the bottom tap...they are great because you can buy a filled one at the store...drink it...then re-use the mini keg for homebrew. Cheers!

mr59mr: Great info

cheshirehomebrew: Smashing,informative vid,subbed too, cheers

bear claw: rhanks for the 441 on this mini keg all the brew shops talk down on them i think ill try it.. brew on keep yarn powder dry.

CLBizzle: Great video, mini keg idea is bad ass

immolateus: @jakeanddar one CO2 charge is usually enough....if you keep the keg in the fridge for an extended period of time (your beer will absorb some CO2) you might have to use a second charge. I always had the impression that the mini-kegs are designed so 4 guys can charge through a keg in 1 evening playing poker, darts, watching "the game", etc. etc.

Bob Johnson: @hsbc2468 Actually Tap-A-Draft is the way to go!

immolateus: If anybody is looking for priming instruction just google "mini keg priming sugar" and you will see several articles about the topic.

immolateus: @Scat2533 I hope the info was helpful. Mini kegs are great if you are limited on space. I prefer full sized kegs but still find that I use the minis often too. I hate cleaning the mini kegs cause they are hard to dry. The best practice is to wash and sanitize them before and after each use.

Jordan S: I wonder if after carbonating I can add a hose and bottle directly from the keg. That way I have homebrewd beer in a bottle without sediment. Do you think that would work?

immolateus: @Scat2533 no I have a regular size refrigerator that can hold my mini-kegs and everything else just fine.

immolateus: No advice about removing the bung, just be as careful as possible. I have some plastic tools I use on mine but even those can be aggressive sometimes. No need to soak it in star san longer, it wont get any more sanitized than it already is.

makeshitwork: Very informative much apreciated

EJRhees: @Immolateus Where do you get your mini kegs from? And the other components? Thank you and thank you for all of your informative videos. Eric

immolateus: Fill after fermentation has completed. The beer keep fine for months at a time in mini-kegs, you don't need to mature it first...just let it mature in the mini-keg. Generally your beer will be mostly clear after fermentation before adding to the mini-keg, you shouldn't have very many clarity problems.

Brett Law: @immolateus nice! maybe you could throw in some more info on where to get them and where to get that tap for it?

immolateus: Id use a tube if possible

immolateus: @CLBizzle thanks

Rookie Brew: hi I got a krombacher mini keg in the weekend. Now I rinsed it out and left it upsidet down to dry and today I went to sanitize it today and saw rust on the top from where it got scratched it with a screw driver and pliers to get thet top off. My question's are: Whats the way to take the bung out without scratching the keg, and is it ok to leave it soaking in star san for a day or more?

immolateus: yes...just add your favorite priming sugar (dextrose or carbonation tablets). If you are using carbonation tablets then use 8 or 9 carbonation drops per 5 liter keg. If you are using dextrose then use about a Tablespoon of dextrose per mini-keg.

immolateus: @aarossell I use swing tops too.

immolateus: I suspect the PET kegs will be easier to clean than the minikegs in this video. They clean well enough but I'm always worried I didn't get all the water out.

immolateus: @graemeislord No, once you attach the tap it must remain until the keg is empty. The tap attached is only a few extra inches in height, so if it is in your refrigerator it wont get in the way of everything else. Even with the tap attached it is mostly the same size. I usually go through one in a weekend, or in an hour or two if my friends are helping drink it. They run our of beer surprisingly fast but I'd say it is the perfect size keg for a few days.

Chuck Brockmann: Imo, I found you through Craig Farraway. How much priming sugar do you use for the mini kegs and how long do you think the shelf life would be for the beer stored out of the frig?

immolateus: My best guess, shelf life would be 6-9 months (possibly longer) mine usually get consumed within 3 months. If you are using carbonation tablets then use 8 or 9 carbonation drops per 5 liter keg. If you are using dextrose then use about a Tablespoon of dextrose per mini-keg.

LongDogBrew: Great info Immo...Cheers!

immolateus: @BeerDiddleyBeer I am actually doing a follow up video about the Newcastle/Heiniken mini-kegs. I disected one to show everyone what the inside looks like.

XxKPOPxX: why cant i use duct tape as a keg stopper??

immolateus: @Code3Brewing finding the Co2 is fairly easy...remembering to purchase them is a hassle. I haven't had any trouble with dispensing the keg, but I also "bottle condition" or carbonate the beer and then I use the 16gram Co2 cartridges for dispensing. I wonder if people have under-carbonated beer and this may affect pressure if the beer is absorbing Co2 when in the refrigerator....or perhaps they tried to use the 12 gram cartridges (they might fit too?) and came up short because of only 12grams?

immolateus: probably

immolateus: I am sure it is possible to force carb...but I'm sure it is too expensive to even bother. Unless you had some kind of adaptor to link a real bottle to the tap I think you would be limited to using the stupid little canisters of Co2 and I've no idea how many you would need. I am sure it is cheaper to throw a tiny bit of sugar in there and wait rather than spend $10 on Co2 canisters. You would also want to keep it as cold as possible cause I doubt the mini kegs could survive 35psi to force carb

mdinc20: Whats the long time storage shelf life? If I wanted to make a stock pile of say 10 kegs.

immolateus: @LongDogBrew Cheers!

Brett Law: Awesome vid! Never knew these were available I'll def. be looking them up thanks!

Mitch Biggar: Where did you source the dispensers from?

Mediocre Reviews Awesome Brews: Awesome info. Thanks and cheers!!!

immolateus: @ABinaryCloud midwestsupplies com has them

immolateus: I think midwest brewing has the bungs.

immolateus: @blawjr i'll be doing a follow up video to show some additional info
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