Keg King Ultimate Draft Growler via MoreBeer. This is a stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulated growler that includes a CO2 regulator and tap. Since it’s vacuum insulated it should keep beer cold (and resist sweating) for a very long time. It’s basically a mini keg that, in most situations, doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
About, from MoreBeer: “Everything you need to have some fresh beer on the go. This ultimate growler is made from double wall, vacuum insulated stainless steel which makes it impervious to oxygen and sunlight. The included pressure lid allows you to pressurize the growler up to 30 psi with the provided mini CO2 regulator. The regulator uses 16 g threaded CO2 cartridges.”
2 L stainless steel growler
Pressure lid with plastic tap
Mini CO2 regulator
6 CO2 cartridges
As of this posting this is marked down to just $69.99, that’s a $25 savings. For some pricing clarity, just this mini CO2 regulator costs $69.99 vs the same price for a double wall, vacuum insulated growler, regulator, 6 CO2 cartridges and tap. This is a great deal. Shipping is also free to most US addresses. Not sure how long this is set to go. Check the product page for current price and availability.
About: “”D” system / American Sanke Coupler (Tap). This is the most common system available in the US. It is used by all the major breweries – Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Molson-Coors, and Labatt as well as most craft breweries.” [more info and dispensing tips]
Since you’re using air pressure instead of CO2 pressure, these are good for when you’re planning to dispense the entire keg in relatively short order.
As of this posting, this is marked down from $42.99 to $34.39. Check product page for current price and availability.
As of this posting, for a limited time, love2brew is discounting the complete BeerBox kegging setup by 10%. The system also qualifies for free shipping to most US addresses. Check out love2brew’s site to see if this is still going on. Use coupon code BOXEY
The BeerBox is great for small batch kegging, portable serving and small space kegging.
You get: 2 x 2.75 gallon BeerBox, 1x CO2 injector Five-CO2 (16 gram) cartridges, 1x Hose Tap Adapter with Hose & Tap, 2x Coasters, 2x Re-writable BeerBox stickers
Yeast: love2brew carries a couple lines of hard to find lines of yeast: East Coast Yeast and The Yeast Bay – If you’re looking to qualify for free shipping or just grab some hard to get yeast, consider adding to your order.
MoreBeer bills this as an affordable, easy to transport CO2 regulator that works with both ball lock and pin lock disconnects.
About, from MoreBeer: “Be the hit of the next party, tailgater, softball game, etc when you show up with a keg of your homebrew! Keg King’s compact, affordable Co2 regulator allows you to leave your heavy, bulky Co2 system at home. Use this small, portable, adjustable regulator along with a threaded 16g co2 cartridge (not included) to pour kegged beer anywhere! Depending on your style of keg you will either need a ball-lock or pin-lock quick disconnect.”
Why Use a Mini CO2 Regulator?
Portable Serving: As an on-the-go regulator.
Backup – I’m out of CO2 and I want to pour a beer! Use as a backup if your main CO2 tank runs out. Swap out the CO2 line for this regulator and you’ve got a temporary solution to keep you up and going until you can get more CO2.
Serve Beers at Alternate Carbonation Levels: This regulator goes up to 30 PSI. That’s enough to serve higher carbonation beers like Hefeweizens and Belgians. If you don’t have a dual or triple pressure setup, you could use this regulator to serve beers at higher pressures. You could carbonate using your existing regulator (and full size tank) or naturally carbonate with priming sugar. After the beer is completely carbonated, use this to serve at the higher pressure.
Insulated Growler by MiiR. 64 Ounce. Double wall vacuum insulation. Keeps cold things cold for 24+ hours. Made from 18/8 stainless steel. Clamp closure system means no gunk on caught in threaded closures. 12.5″ height, 5″ diameter,
MiiR also invests proceeds from every growler to provide one person in need with access to clean water… To prove their impact they include a coded bracelet that unveils GPS coordinates and photos of the well project you help build.
Use to serve your homebrew, craft beer and other beverages on the go.
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This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert. Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer. Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.
Brewer’s Edge Micro Regulator
A lot of people migrate from bottling to kegging over time. The common reason cited by most of us is the extra hassle involved with the bottling process and cleaning/sanitizing bottles. But there are a few additional reasons I look back on bottling in the past tense. For example, when you have “1” keg of something, it sounds lonely and feels like it needs a companion. This logic then leads you to grow to having 2 or 3 different beers hanging around at one time. This sounds very practical when you say “3 beers”, but if you open up your beer fridge and have 100+ bottles of beer you look like you have a problem. Another one I learned was that although having to dump out a batch of lackluster beer is sad in any occasion, it’s much more sad to open 20+ bottles and pour them down the drain rather than pop the top on one keg.
Even though kegging has its advantages, one notable downside is it makes it a lot more difficult to share your homebrew. There’s some good gear out there like pressurized growlers, bottle fillers, and equipment to mobilize your keg. But if you’ve ever brought a keg with you to a party, you know CO2 is a challenge. Disassembling your kegerator to lug a 5 # CO2 tank and its hoses around isn’t practical. So there are a number of options out there that make use of small 16 gram (and some up to 74 gram) CO2 cartridges.
There are simple ones that just have a trigger and you shoot a small burst of CO2 into your keg from time to time. These are OK, but you find yourself babysitting the keg all night because they’re not intuitive to the rest of the party-goers and you typically have people telling you that you’re out of beer when it just needs a trigger shot. So the better bet are the ones with a built-in pressure regulator where you can set a serving pressure and leave it (until you really run out of CO2).
Brewer’s Edge has a micro regulator that comes with an adjustable pressure knob, and a female fitting to allow you to screw in a standard gas quick-connect. It accommodates the typical 16 gram CO2 cartridge but also allows you to change out your adaptor and attach the big daddy 74 gram CO2 cartridge. It has a dial that allows you to set and leave a pressure from 0 – 30 psi, and let the regulator do its job of bleeding in more CO2 as needed as beer is drank out of the keg while you go worry about something else.