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    does anyone else besides Heineken make 5L mini kegs? i've seen some that Molson makes, but thats not something i would want to drink.

    i saw this mini keg dispenser that is pretty trick lookin



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    yes...I've seen others...Warsteiner and others can't recall which ones off hand..but go to a BevMo, Hi-Time, even one of the 'foo-foo' markets...they sometimes have them. Have yet to see any ales dispensed this way....go make a keg-o-rator!
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    Molson from Canada is pretty good, much better than the imported stuff!
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    Dortmunder, Jupiler and Stella has mini kegs but they are hard to find.
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    http://beergeek.stores.yahoo.net/5literkegcans.html


    I wonder if you could bring one to a local brewery to fill it up with anything you want.

    http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=4900

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    Rob's link pretty much covers most of them. Kapuziner Weisbeer is a good one. BevMo seems to have a decent selection of minikegs.

    By far the best 5L mini keg beer you will ever find is Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Smoke Beer) from Bamberg, Germany. Both the Marzen and the Urbock are available here in the states from Merchant's Fine Wine in Dearborn, MI. I've pick up a few from them.

    That device doesn't really do anything good for the beer since the beers in the minikegs are already carbonated. Shooting them up with CO2 will just make them over carbonated and fizzy. I prefer to serve directly from the minikeg tap. Wrap them with a towel soaked in cold water and they will stay cool for about 5 hours. After all, 5 liters is only about 10 pints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    I prefer to serve directly from the minikeg tap. Wrap them with a towel soaked in cold water and they will stay cool for about 5 hours. After all, 5 liters is only about 10 pints.
    So one can only drink 4 or 5 of those in a day? Hmmm.... 5 hours X 5 minkegs = 25 hours. And there are only 24 hours in a day! What to do with the extra hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katonk View Post
    So one can only drink 4 or 5 of those in a day? Hmmm.... 5 hours X 5 minkegs = 25 hours. And there are only 24 hours in a day! What to do with the extra hour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by katonk View Post
    So one can only drink 4 or 5 of those in a day? Hmmm.... 5 hours X 5 minkegs = 25 hours. And there are only 24 hours in a day! What to do with the extra hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkblazer View Post
    does anyone else besides Heineken make 5L mini kegs? i've seen some that Molson makes, but thats not something i would want to drink.

    i saw this mini keg dispenser that is pretty trick lookin



    http://www.avantiproducts.com/index....roducts&id=261
    Yeah, we carry that unit at our store; I work at Hi-Time Cellars. I went into the keg room, and this is the list of beers we have in those 5L mini kegs:

    Becks
    Bitburger kostriber (Black)
    Bitburger Pilsner
    Grolsh
    Heineken Light
    Kapuziner Weisbier
    Kostri
    Monchshof Schwarzbier
    Monchshof Weihnachts Bier
    Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
    Spaten
    Warsteiner Pilsner
    Weltenburger Dunkel
    Weltenburger Kloster

    There were quite a few empty spots, too, so we should have more by weeks end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by project_d View Post
    Yeah, we carry that unit at our store; I work at Hi-Time Cellars. I went into the keg room, and this is the list of beers we have in those 5L mini kegs:

    Becks
    Bitburger kostriber (Black)
    Bitburger Pilsner
    Grolsh
    Heineken Light
    Kapuziner Weisbier
    Kostri
    Monchshof Schwarzbier
    Monchshof Weihnachts Bier
    Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
    Spaten
    Warsteiner Pilsner
    Weltenburger Dunkel
    Weltenburger Kloster

    There were quite a few empty spots, too, so we should have more by weeks end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    That device doesn't really do anything good for the beer since the beers in the minikegs are already carbonated. Shooting them up with CO2 will just make them over carbonated and fizzy. I prefer to serve directly from the minikeg tap. Wrap them with a towel soaked in cold water and they will stay cool for about 5 hours. After all, 5 liters is only about 10 pints.
    it comes with an adapter that makes it so you do not use the CO2 and just use the pressure from the mini keg to dispense the goods
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkblazer View Post
    it comes with an adapter that makes it so you do not use the CO2 and just use the pressure from the mini keg to dispense the goods
    so then it's just a fancy, expensive dispenser. i'd rather spend the money on beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by project_d View Post
    Yeah, we carry that unit at our store; I work at Hi-Time Cellars. I went into the keg room, and this is the list of beers we have in those 5L mini kegs:

    Becks
    Bitburger kostriber (Black)
    Bitburger Pilsner
    Grolsh
    Heineken Light
    Kapuziner Weisbier
    Kostri
    Monchshof Schwarzbier
    Monchshof Weihnachts Bier
    Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
    Spaten
    Warsteiner Pilsner
    Weltenburger Dunkel
    Weltenburger Kloster

    There were quite a few empty spots, too, so we should have more by weeks end.

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    Hey what do you sell those dispensers for if you don't mind me asking?
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    online i saw they retail for about $250... not sure what the homie price is
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewMaster View Post
    so then it's just a fancy, expensive dispenser. i'd rather spend the money on beer.
    Actually, that's not correct. With a keg (or any container for any carbonated beverage), once you relieve the pressure inside the container, the beverage begins to release the CO2, and the beverage begins to become "flat". With a keg, you keep pumping air inside the keg to help keep the beer as fresh for as long as possible, but unavoidably, at some point in time, the pressure will drop below point X, at which time the beer will start to loose its freshness.

    The pictured unit keep a constant amount of pressure via CO2 in the mini-keg to ensure freshness. So it does actually work. The manufacturer states that it keeps the beer fresh for up to 28 days. However, we've found that it really only keeps it fresh for 14 days, then we notice a decline in it's bubbliness. Realistically, though, if you're buying this unit for 5L mini-kegs, then you are likely to finish the beer before 14 days anyways, let alone 28 days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fired Yo Momma View Post
    Hey what do you sell those dispensers for if you don't mind me asking?
    We sell them for $199.99.

    Nam, I just saved you $50!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by project_d View Post
    We sell them for $199.99.

    Nam, I just saved you $50!!!
    yes, but i'm saving myself 199.99 since i am going to try to go a year without beer..... painful i know
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkblazer View Post
    yes, but i'm saving myself 199.99 since i am going to try to go a year without beer..... painful i know
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkblazer View Post
    yes, but i'm saving myself 199.99 since i am going to try to go a year without beer..... painful i know

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