Category Archives: Portable Serving

New 2.5 Gallon Ball Locks… $69

AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg

Brand new, double rubber handle 2.5 gallon ball lock kegs.  ISO 9001 and NSF Certified via Adventures in Homebrewing.  14.5″ Tall x 8.25″ in diameter.

Double rubber handles are generally preferable to single metal strap handles – you have… two handles vs one that means they are easier to grab and move and they allow the keg to be easily inverted for draining and drying.

2.5 Gallon kegs fit nicely in a 5 gallon bucket full of ice.  They are also nice for splitting 5 gallon batches, serving homebrew on the go and small space kegging.

I have both the 2.5 gallon and the  5 gallon version of this keg (See: Review – AIH 5 Gallon Ball Lock) and like both of them very much.

AIH has discounted these to just $69 as part of their short Christmas in July Sale.  This is a great deal

AiH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – $119.99  $69

RelatedBrand New 5 Gallon Ball Locks… $75 · Hands On: Brand New, 5 Gallon Keg from AIH

Mini Ball Lock CO2 Regulator – $33.50 + 2.5 Gal Ball Lock Keg Sale

0-60psi Home Brew Premium Regulated Co2 Charger Kit with Gas Disconnect

Mini Ball Lock CO2 Regulator by Happybrew

Features: • Dial in the PSI perfectly.  • Made of machined anodised aluminium.  • Portable Cornelius Keg Co2 Charger.  • Simply screw on the MFL threaded disconnect.  • 3/8 Thread fit for 16g co2 Cartridge.

Use to serve your ball lock keg of homebrew on the go or as a backup in case you run out of CO2.  Unlike handheld portable CO2 chargers, this mini regulator has an adjustable pressure knob.

7/26/16 8 PM Central: This regulator is marked down to just $33.50.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Also: New 2.5 Gallon Ball Locks are marked down to just $69 as part of AIH’s Christmas in July Sale

0-60psi Home Brew Premium Regulated Co2 Charger Kit with Gas Disconnect

Also ConsiderLeland Mini CO2 Regulator – Review | Portable Draft Serving Options | 5 Recent Keg Finds

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1 Gallon SS Mini-Keg Style Growler – $58.99 Shipped, Save $11 + Recipe Kit Sale


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

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

MoreBeer is also discounting American Style Beer kits for Independence Day – 15% Off American Beers at MoreBeer!.  Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes you can get in on this and their Deal of the Day (while supplies last).

SS Mini-Keg Growler 128 oz GL610 – $69.99 $58.99 + Free Shipping

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Growler Filling Tips and Tricks

Place a clean growler in your kegerator with an ounce or two of Star San in the bottom.  After the growler is completely chilled, swish the Star San around to coat the inside and discard.  Now you have a sanitized, cold and wet growler that’s ready to fill.  The cold and wet part will help reduce foaming.  Turn down the pressure on your kegerator (maybe 3 or 4 PSI) and fill using a piece of tubing on your faucet that is long enough to reach the bottom of your growler.  Doing this will keep foaming to a minimum and decrease the introduction of oxygen.  Cap on foam and you’re done.  Related: Growler Fillers

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Ball Lock Picnic Tap Assembly – $6

Picnic Beer Tap

via Adventures in Homebrewing [Sale Items Page].  Ball Lock Picnic Tap Assembly.  Includes QD, tubing faucet and clamp.

This is marked down to just $6.  Consider that the QD all by itself usually costs about $6.

Picnic Tap Assembly$11.75 $6

Also at AIH…

RelatedTips and Gear for your Kegerator | 5 Recent Keg Finds | Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

Party Pig Beer Dispenser Kit – $39.99 – Two Free Pouches


The Party Pig Dispensing Kit from Adventures in Homebrewing – See: Sale Items

AIH is throwing in two additional pressure pouches for free.

You get…

  • One (1) Bottle, made of tough PET plastic
  • One (1) Plastic Tray and Nylon Carrying Strap
  • One (1) Dispensing Valve Assembly with Gasket
  • One (1) Aluminum Attaching Ring with Screws
  • Two (4) Pressure Pouches, Pre-sterilized in plastic shipper
  • Complete Instructions

Party Pig Beer Dispenser – $39.99

Note 6/27/16: AIH’s product page says all says are final as this is being discontinued by the vendor.  I have heard that someone has taken over Party Pig and intends to continue manufacturing the system and accessories.  I can’t verify that, but it’s what I’ve heard.

Also: BeerBox | Tap a Draft | Roundup: Portable Serving Roundup

Update: Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated GrowlerPictured: Stanley Growler – [Review]

Looking for options to serve your draft beer home brew on the go?  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options for your next tailgate, party or get together.

Included in this Post:

  • Growlers
  • Carbonation Caps – used with PET Bottles
  • A Hybrid Solution
  • Small Draft Systems
  • Tips and Tools for Filling Growlers and Small Draft Containers
  • Techniques and equipment for dispensing full corny kegs of beer
  • Portable Systems
  • Other Issues: Chilling and Cloudiness

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Hands On: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler! – Includes Temperature Trials


Stanley’s Stainless Steel vacuum insulated growler features vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid to keep beer cold for 16 hours.  Made of 18/8 stainless steel and BPA free.  The heavy duty handle makes it easy to carry and allows you to pour smoothly with one hand.  Steel inner lid means no plastic is in contact with your beer.

It’s available in Hammertone Green and Hammertone Navy in 64 ounce/2 Quart/Half Gallon capacity as well as in a smaller 32 oz size.  It’s also part of a Gift Pack Set that includes the growler along with stacking pints.  Stanley makes a non-insulated version version as well.  The 64 ounce variant is mentioned in this review, although it comes in 32 ounce as well.

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