Tungstene: Hello Immolateus,
I bough a few mini-kegs recently and started using them. I love the
principle, however I always find that my beer is a little more flat than in
bottles. I use a third of the priming sugar as per the instructions, I've
waited over a month to make sure it was all fermented, but once I tap them,
I always get a few pints of pure foam before I get normal beer. Is it
possible that I'm losing my carbonation in those first few pints? Am I
doing something wrong?
Silk Boxing: I make Custom Gas Tanks out of these Mini kegs. Just built a 200cc Coors
light Theme Bobber. Very easy to do. Of Course I drink them 1st.....
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?
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
David Hall: perfect size for 7 guys ? hehee you kidding ?
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.
Kenneth Nygaard Jensen: Thanks
Pedro Nalin: Cheers dude, you video is very helpful!
Fran Marzoa: I have found this video on minikegs like the one I am considering to buy.
The interesting point starts on 02:00.
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!
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
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
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
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: 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
Mitch Biggar: Where did you source the dispensers from?
Mediocre Reviews Awesome Brews: Awesome info. Thanks and cheers!!!
immolateus: @ABinaryCloud midwestsupplies com has them