Category Archives: Portable Serving

Mini Ball Lock Regulator – $37

Home Brew Premium Regulated CO2 Charger Kit With Gas Disconnect

Mini ball lock co2 regulator.  Made of machined, anodized aluminum and uses 3/8″ threaded 16 gram co2 cartridges.  Includes a ball lock quick disconnect.  Since it has an MFL fitting, you should be able to swap that out for a pin lock QD.

This is similar in function to handheld CO2 chargers with the notable difference that it includes a regulator.  The regulator lets you set a specific pressure.

Use for portable dispensing of your keg of homebrew.

5/24/16 9 PM Central: This is selling for $37.  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.

Home Brew Premium Regulated CO2 Charger Kit With Gas Disconnect

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Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler… $35, Best Price + What I Paid

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler

Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler in Hammertone Navy by Stanley

Features vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid to keep beer cold for 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 handle.  Steel inner lid means no plastic is in contact with your beer.  Dishwasher safe.

This is an awesome growler.  I have the Hammertone Green version.  Check out my First Looks Post

5/24/16 9 AM Central: This great growler has dropped to $35.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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.  Note: I paid $44.45 for this growler.

Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Navy, 2 quart

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Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Growler… $24.93 Again! [w/Caveat]

Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap

Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap by Klean Kanteen

64 Ounce Stainless Steel Growler with large (1.75″) opening.  Flip top lid.  Vacuum insulation means that your beer will stay cold for a long time.  Since it’s made from Stainless Steel, there’s no worrying about broken glass.  That makes it great for the park, beach or pool.

I have the Dark Amber version of this growler and it is… beautiful.  It’s really well made and it just looks great.

5/23/16 11:55 AM Central: This is available again at just $24.93.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. The caveat is that it’s currently backordered.  Order now and Amazon will deliver when it’s available. 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.

Klean Kanteen Brushed Stainless Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler Storage with Swing Lok Cap, 64-Ounce

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 

 

Also ConsiderLifeline 7508Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Green also in Hammertone Navy and available as a gift pack with stacking pintsKlean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap

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New 2.5 Gallon Ball Locks… $75

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.

5/23/16: The 5 gallon version of this keg had also been on sale for $75.  The price on those has gone up to $89.  These 2.5 gallon kegs are still at just $75.  Not sure if a price change is on the horizon, but as of this posting, this is a great deal on a great keg.

AiH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – $119.99  $75

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

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Growler

Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap

Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap by Klean Kanteen

64 Ounce Stainless Steel Growler with large (1.75″) opening.  Flip top lid.  Vacuum insulation means that your beer will stay cold for a long time.  Since it’s made from Stainless Steel, there’s no worrying about broken glass.  That makes it great for the park, beach or pool.

I have the Dark Amber version of this growler and it is… beautiful.  It’s really well made and it just looks great.

 

Klean Kanteen Brushed Stainless Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler Storage with Swing Lok Cap, 64-Ounce

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 

 

Also ConsiderLifeline 7508Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Green also in Hammertone Navy and available as a gift pack with stacking pintsKlean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap

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Last Call: 3 Gallon Pin Locks… $49

3 Gallon Cornelius Style Pin Lock Keg (Used)

Used 3 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs via AIH.  Adventures in Homebrewing has announced limited availability of these kegs at $49 each.

3 gallon is a great size for splitting 5 gallon batches, small batch brewing, small space kegging and on the go serving.

Word from AIH is that they are almost out of these kegs.  These are a great deal!

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg Pin Lock Used (Coke) – $49

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Reader Tip: 3 Gallon Pin Locks – $49

Thanks to HBF Readers Ruben and Mujtaba for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

3 Gallon Cornelius Style Pin Lock Keg (Used)

Used 3 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs via AIH.  Adventures in Homebrewing has announced limited availability of these kegs at $49 each.

3 gallon is a great size for splitting 5 gallon batches, small batch brewing, small space kegging and on the go serving.

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg Pin Lock Used (Coke) – $49

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