Small CO2 gas jobbies?

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Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby mashy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:38 pm

Or a better subject might be "How to dispense Party beer"

I would like to be able to take beer on holiday (no....not so it can have a paddle :D )

The options seem to be - bottle bright beer (which might be a palaver) or a full corny with a simple gas system using 16g bulbs.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CO2-keg-char ... :rk:2:pf:0

Thoughts? Ideas? please..
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby tsgreen » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:51 pm

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I have a one gallon growler similar to this and it takes one cartridge to push it. Would just need 5 or so to push 5 gallons.
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby grooves » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 pm

One note from experience don't travel with the growlers with the tap attached - it's very easy to knock the tap and have a footwell full of beer and an empty growler...
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby Schmurf » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 pm

I've bought some similar things from ikegger.eu
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby tsgreen » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:07 pm

grooves wrote:One note from experience don't travel with the growlers with the tap attached - it's very easy to knock the tap and have a footwell full of beer and an empty growler...


Amen to that! :beer: Actually made a safety that locks tap back.
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby MonsieurBadgerCheese » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 pm

I'm using these. Keg condition (in conditioning fridge at 12 degrees C - 3 weeks) with a Spunding valve (to around 8-10 PSI - for ales), then use a 'sparkler bulb' to dispense.

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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby nibber » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:13 pm

[quote="MonsieurBadgerCheese"]I'm using these. Keg condition (in conditioning fridge at 12 degrees C - 3 weeks) with a Spunding valve (to around 8-10 PSI - for ales), then use a 'sparkler bulb' to dispense.

I like the look of those :drink: :drink:
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby mashy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:58 am

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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby MonsieurBadgerCheese » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:24 am

Sorry, misread your original post. I use this to dispense from the 5l kegs, along with these. Your price is better from eBay though.

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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby mashy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:20 pm

I only want it for dispense not carbonization, so I though it might be worth a go.
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby aziztan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:55 pm

Go with the Leland style reg that MBC recommended. I've got both and the Leland style one is much easier to control.

The bulb can be expensive and you can't depend on this being leak proof if you want to use it over a few days intermittently. Using a Sodastream (plus adaptor, can be found on ikegger website) is more economical and you can unscrew it from the reg. The other advantage of the Sodastream is it's swap and go (I assume same for U.K as we do here in Oz).

Really depends on how portable you want it to be, but I go camping with them, no probs. You don't want to run out of Co2 in the middle of your trip that's for sure.


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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby mashy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:36 am

Hmmm. Got a few of them from my paintball days.
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby Onthebrew » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:11 pm

ive got the soda stream set up too and am using that at the moment for my 19 litres keg whilst i await a refill of main canister. i have an adaptor and connect the soda stream to my regular regulator so no compromise with control. Much better value than the bulbs but the bulbs obviously are quite convenient so use them a lot too.
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Re: Small CO2 gas jobbies?

Unread postby mashy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:11 pm

... and you can refill your soda stream bottles from the big one.
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