Q: I'm researching kegging my home brew. I always brew 5 gallon batches. Can I buy 5 mini kegs, and store my beer in them? And, just swap the tap, as I empty a keg? Also, do I still add priming sugar to my 5 gallon batch? Or, will the co2 cartridges do all the carbonating?
A: the batch can be split into 5 mini kegs and carbonated using sugar. The co2 cartridges can potentially be used but would need to go through quite a few to get enough carbonation, and are best reserved just for serving from the tap system
Q: Do you just sell the threaded co2 cover?
A: the cover itself is not provided as a spare part by the vendor at this time
Q: Can you fill these with beer carbonated in regular kegs?
A: so long as the smaller kegs are filled at a low PSI to not disturb the dissolved co2 or carbonation, these could potentially be used to dispense carbed beer as well
Q: I have been using about a year and have problems with the CO2 cartridges slowly leaking out after installing. I’ve tried different mfg and both non-threaded and threaded. What’s the trick to getting these to work?
A: Making sure the cartridge length mates with the base of the cartdige holder used with the untreaded charges would be best. If the size is not 3.75" in length and 7/8" in width it is possible the seat with the tap can allow slow leaks
Q: What is the height from mini keg base to top of tap when assembled?
A: The height of the tap itself is 4" and the keg is 10. Allowing for 15" of clearance would be best
Q: Is there a way to attach a floating dip tube so beer is always served from the top rather than the bottom where the yeast is?
A: This is not something currently offered as most dip tubes by design will be collecting from the bottom to get as much fluid as possible.
Q: Can you hook up a hose from a regulator and CO2 tank to it?
A: This product does not have a connection that would allow it to be adapted to a co2 tank, and will only run off of smaller co2 cartridges
Q: does the co2 cartridge need to be changed at each keg change?
A: No, they should last you a bit longer than one keg.
Q: Is there a parts diagram for reassembly after thorough cleaning?
A: there is not a detailed parts diagram but there are only a couple of parts that will need to be disassembled for cleaning that make contact with the beer.
Q: When using this tap should priming sugar be used to pre carbonate the beer? If priming sugar is needed what is the approximate amount needed per 5 gallon batch?
A: You can't use this tap to force carbonate a beer in the 5l party kegs.
Your beer will need to be naturally carbonated, or pre-carbonated.
A 5 gallon batch of beer will generally use 3oz of corn sugar for carbonating in a keg.
To carbonate a 5l keg, you'll want about 1.1oz of corn sugar.
Q: would this carbonate a 2.5 gallon keg by chance?
A: No, you will need a ball lock kegging set up, including regulator and co2 tank in order to carbonate a 2.5 gal keg.
Q: Is this new or used? Does it come in original box?
A: This is new and comes in the original box.
Q: Can this tap be set to automatically hold a preset pressure?
A: Yes, there is an adjustment dial that acts as a regulator.