Category Archives: Portable Serving

Mini Keg Stainless Growler – $28.95

More Beer has discounted this mini keg style stainless growler as their Daily Deal.  I have this growler.  Check out my First Looks post.

Stainless Steel Mini-Keg Growler

Stainless Mini Keg Style Growler.  Holds 1/2 Gallon.  Gasketed screw top lid seals tight.

Product Description – Here.  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Stainless Steel Growler GL530 – $28.95 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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1/4″ Female Flare Cornelius Keg to Beer Tap Faucet Adapter – $7.95 Shipped

$_12

This adapter fits on to a 1/4″ Flare Cornelius Keg Disconnect (ball or pin lock), allowing you to hook a faucet directly to the QD.  It’s selling for $6.95 with free shipping.

1/4″ Female Flare Corny Cornelius Keg to Beer Faucet Nut Tap Adapter Connector – $7.95 + Free Shipping

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Stainless, Vacuum Insulated Hydro Flask Growler

Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle and Beer Growler, 64-Ounce

Stainless Steel, Double Wall Vacuum Insulated (keeps beer cold a long time), 64 Oz Growler from Hydro Flask.  Keeps beer or water cold for up to 24 hours.  Powder coated Black Matte Finish, Premium Grade 18/8 Stainless.  BPA Free.  Lifetime warranty.

Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle and Beer Growler, 64-Ounce, Black

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Hands On: Leland Mini CO2 (and Nitrogen) Regulator

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator Review

Leland’s Mini CO2 Regulator uses 74 gram CO2 cartridges.  These cartridges are about 4.6 times larger than cartridges that are typically used in handheld injectors.  The regulator is available in both Ball Lock and Pin Lock Flavors.  Additionally Nitrogen Cartridges are an available option.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewA look at the regulator, cartridge and ball lock QD combo.  Additional options include: A Pin Lock Version and Nitrogen Cartridges.  This regulator has a range of 7 to 21 PSI.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewClose up of the regulator face.  It reads 0 to 30 PSI.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewA look at the ball lock QD and connector.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewUsing my 11 lb capacity digital scale to weigh the regulator and disconnect.  This is a beefy little unit.  It is solid and well put together.  The whole combo comes in at just over a pound and a half.

Installed on a ball lock keg.

When installed, this sticks out approximately 4″.

When installed this sticks up approximately 3.75″.

A close up of the dial.

A close up of the face, installed and at pressure.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewFor size comparison.  Leland regulator next to a handheld injector

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewFor size comparison.  74g cartridge next to a 16g cartridge.  A 74g cartridge contains the equivalent of 4.625 16g cartridges.

Stock Photo of the Pin Lock Version of this Regulator

This model differs from other portable handheld CO2 injectors in a couple key ways.  First, it has a gauge and you can set the pressure.  Your beer stays at the intended pressure automatically.  If you’ve used a handheld injector for any length of time, you’ll know what an advantage having a true regulator is.  Second, it takes relatively large 74g CO2 cartridges.  These cartridges give you the capacity to dispense up to four full 5 gallon kegs.  The 74g cartridges are the equivalent of 4.625 16g cartridges.  That’s convenient.
Some applications for this regulator…

Small Space Regulator
If you’re in a small space situation, this would make a good everyday regulator.  The regulator itself takes up very little room and there is no bulky CO2 tank.  If you’re in an apartment or other small space, this gets you serving draft beer without using a lot of room.

Portable Serving
This makes for a great on-the-go regulator.

Nitrogen Serving
Want to serve the occasional beer on Nitrogen but don’t want to buy an additional regulator and tank?  More Beer offers Nitrogen Cartridges for this regulator.

Backup – I’m out of CO2 and I want to pour a beer!
I’ve used this as a backup when my main CO2 tank has run 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 plenty to serve high 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.  I would not suggest force carbonation with this unit.  The 74g cartridges would be pricey. You could carbonate using your existing regulator or just as easily naturally carbonate with priming sugar.  After the beer is completely carbonated, use this to serve at the higher pressure.

Saving Partial Cartridges
This particular unit comes with a gas ball lock disconnect and a 74g CO2 Cartridge.  A good thing about this setup is… you don’t have to discard partial cartridges.  If you decide to serve a 3 gallon keg for a get together, or use this to serve beer from your kegerator in a crunch, you’re able to save the rest of that cartridge for a future use.

The Leland Mini Regulator is well built and has worked great for me since Spring of 2012.  It’s small and has a number of handy applications.

Mini CO2 Regulator Kit KEG960 - $139.99 Shipped

Mini CO2 Regulator Kit (Pin Lock) KEG961 - $139.99 Shipped

CO2 Catridge KEG962 – $11.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Nitrogen Cartridge (18g) KEG964 – $11.95 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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Attach-a-Tap on Kickstarter + 3D Printing & Portable Serving Roundup

attach a tap kickstarter

Attach-a-tap is a system to… attach a tap to the top of your corny keg for easy portable serving.  It includes an integrated drip tray and a column to mount your own tap.  A variety of rewards are available.

One of the interesting things, to me, about this project is that not only is the prototype 3D printed but the homebrewers behind attach-a-tap plan to run production units on 3D printers (up until a certain volume).  I’ve had a XYZprinting Da Vinci 3D Printer for a while now and have been talking about uses for the technology here on Homebrew Finds.  I’ve even got a tag for the subject.  I’ve printed some tap handles, a custom sized measuring cup for Star San and a few other beer related things.  I have a couple things in the works, including a 3D printed stir plate using this fan and a combo Star San/PBW measuring spoon.

Check out Attach-a-Taps’ Kickstarterstandard Kickstarter caveats apply

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Two Insulated Neoprene 6 Pack Beer Totes

Insulated Neoprene 6 holders Beer Tote

(2) 6 Insulated 6 Pack Carrying Totes.  Folds flat for easy storage.

Insulated Neoprene 6 holders Beer Tote (Pack of 2)

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Beer Box Kit Portable Draft System 1 Year Anniversary Sale – Save $50

Beer Box Kit Portable Draft System

The BeerBox is a portable/small space kegging setup.  The combo kit gets you two 2.75 gallon BeerBox - plenty of capacity for a full 5 gallon batch, CO2 Injector, 5 CO2 Cartridges, One Tap Adapter with tubing and tap, 2 stickers and 2 coasters.

In celebration of their one year anniversary, Brewing Tools is taking $50 off the system.  This marks the lowest price I’ve seen for the BeerBox.

Check it out – Here

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