Tag Archives: kegging

  • How to Repair & Fix a Ball Lock Keg

    Kegs can be a real pleasure to use. I can package fifteen gallons of beer in about an hour these days, my carbonation is always what I expect, and having draft beer always on hand adds an extra cool factor to gatherings at my house. I don’t have to store, clean, and de-label hundreds of bottles, and I never, ever worry about bottle bombs. But kegs do have their little foibles, and knowing how to really work with them will im...

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  • Balancing Kegs

    You know the story. You’ve ordered a beer and you’re watching in horror as the bartender fills your glass with a serving of foam that shoots from the tap. They waste valuable beer by attempting to scrape off the excess foam, and you waste valuable drinking time waiting for the excess head to dissipate. At another bar, the beer is barely a trickle from the tap and you and other customers are lined up wondering if you’ll a...

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  • Five Awesome Home Bar Upgrades

    Ever since you started homebrewing, the amount of friends that drop over (unannounced of course) for a pint has increased exponentially. Even more so once you installed that 3-tap keezer. Now you’re thinking it’s time to apply some upgrades to your bar setup. Let’s look at a few potential upgrades you can make to your serving zone that will make you the envy (if you weren’t already) of your circle. Things like tap hand...

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  • DIY Jockey Box

    Bringing your homebrew from place to place can be a hassle, especially when you're looking to pour more than a 12 pack where you're going. This is where a jockey box comes in. A jockey box allows you to serve five, ten, or even more gallons of cold beer on the go. Here's how to build one to bring to your next outing. The basic workings of a jockey box are as follows. First, you have a cooler. The cooler is drilled in the fron...

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  • How to Fix a Leak In Your Kegging System

    Your beer masterpiece is ready for its debut. Friends have gathered in anticipation. Pint glass in hand, you crack the tap and you have no pressure! Don’t panic, let’s take a little time to diagnose the problem and find a solution. You should be able to find and fix a leak in a jiffy and get back to enjoying your beer. So grab your Teflon plumber’s tape, o-rings /gaskets appropriate for your set up, poppets, wrench(es), ...

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  • Building a Keezer/ Freezer Kegerator

    The daunting decision to move away from bottling, and into kegging, is one that most homebrewers must face at some point in their brewing career. In addition to the variety of keg styles, sizes, and materials available on the market today; figuring out how to store and serve those kegs can be an undertaking. This article will serve to de-mystify the latter part of the equation by illustrating just how easy it is to convert a...

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  • 5 Weekend Homebrewing DIY Projects

    Winter is wrapping up, so for those of us who hibernate brewing wise (or just in general), it's almost time to dust off the kettle and fill our propane tanks. If you got a fat refund from the IRS, you may be thinking about an upgrade in the brewing department. Here are five great DIY projects you can start working on during the weekends. If you manage to complete them all, you're destined to have a great brewing year. As you k...

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  • Kegging 101: From Cleaning to Pint

    As homebrewers, almost all of us have been there at some point: aching back, bent caps glued to the floor by sticky beer drops, clogged siphon, only thirty bottles left to go and then a three week wait. Let’s face it, bottling is the worst part about making beer. Kegging can take most of these headaches away and it couldn’t be easier. The Cornelius or “corny” keg is widely used by homebrewers. They are relatively cheap...

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