Kegaroo™ 2.5

Product: 90-15204-00

Availability: Out of stock

$279.95

We’re excited to launch our brand new kegging system! The Kegaroo™ 2.5 with its small size is ideal for transporting flavorful, draft homebrew to your next hang out. You’ll save precious fridge space, and can easily keep the Kegaroo™ 2.5 in a mini fridge.

Carbonate your beer in 3 days, instead of the usual 2-3 weeks! Bottle cold, carbonated beer whenever you want. Serve your own beer from a kegerator and wow your friends.

Includes everything you need to keg and dispense 2.5 gallons of homebrew.

Kegaroo ™ 2.5 Includes:

  • 2.5 Gallon Keg
    • Easy to Clean
    • Stainless Steel Keg
    • Max pressure 130PSI
    • NSF Certified
    • Clearly labeled In/Out Ball-lock Posts
    • Pressure relief valve
    • Easy to carry handle
    • Product of Italy
  • CO2 Cylinder (5lbs. Capacity)
    • Aluminum construction
    • Brushed aluminum finish
    • Brass fittings
    • Filled with CO2 already for convenience
    • Product of USA
  • CO2 Regulator w/ Pressure Release Valve
  • Gas Line w/ Coupler
    • Double-laminated
    • High-pressure certified
  • Supply Line w/ Coupler
    • FDA approved and food safe
  • Tap Dispenser

Dimensions:
CO2 Tank - Diameter = 5-1/4", Height = 17-3/8" (add another inch in height with CO2 Regulator attached)
2.5 Gallon Keg - Diameter = 8-1/2", Height = 14-3/4"


Please note, pricing includes a $30 charge from UPS due to the gas cylinder being filled with CO2 and needing special care.

This is a No Free Shipping product - Adding this to an order that qualifies for Free Shipping will make the order no longer eligible. We suggest placing a separate order for this item to avoid the aforementioned issue.

Cleaning Your Keg:

  1. Before opening the keg, release pressure by pulling upwards on the pressure release valve located at the top of the keg.
  2. Remove all lines and connections, disassemble them, and set them aside in a cleanser bath.
  3. Take off the keg’s lid by tugging upwards on the handle that holds the lid down. You may need to give the lid a 90º turn to get it loose. Place the lid and gasket in a cleanser bath. We recommend Craftmeister Oxygen Brewery Wash (http://www.mrbeer.com/craftmeister-oxygen-brewery-wash).
  4. With either a socket or crescent wrench, remove the 2 connect posts from the Kegaroo. Take care not to strip the screws or lose the poppet valves. (Poppet valves are the small spring mechanisms inside of the posts). Set all of these parts in the cleanser bath.
  5. Pull the dip tubes from the topside of the keg. The longer tube supplies beer and the shorter one supplies gas. Place the longer tube inside of the keg (through its lid) and set the shorter one in the cleanser bath.
  6. Locate your Kegaroo O-rings (there should be 5: 1 for the lid, 2 for the posts, 2 for the dip tubes). Lightly clean them with a damp cloth.
  7. Lightly clean all keg parts a damp cloth. If you’ve got a line brush, it will be helpful for cleaning inside the dip tubes.
  8. Fill your Kegaroo with 2 gallons of cleansing solution (prepare your solution according to the given cleanser instructions).
  9. Clean the shell of your Kegaroo, inside and out, with a carboy brush or a soft scrub pad (nothing as harsh as steel wool). Be sure to clean all areas, especially those that are hidden, so you get a thorough clean.
  10. According to the directions given on your cleanser, rinse and dry all parts. Reassemble your Kegaroo.

Sanitizing Your Keg:

  1. Fill the keg with 2 gallons of room temperature water and 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser.
  2. Pour a small amount of solution from the keg to a bowl to sanitize the keg lid for about 1 minute.
  3. Attach the lid and shake the keg for about 1 minute.
  4. Attach the Co2 gas line (grey) and the beer line (black) to the keg and turn the Co2 up to 20 psi.
  5. Check for leaks by applying soapy water to each of the posts, around the lid, and to all connections on your CO2 setup. Any leaks will be indicated by bubbles from the soapy solution.
  6. To sanitize your beer line, simply keep the keg on 20 psi and dispense through the tap until it is empty.
  7. Remove your lines, vent the excess pressure with lid’s pressure release valve, and set the keg upside down to air-dry.

Filling and Carbonating Your Beer:

The Fast Method:

  1. Fill your keg using a length of vinyl tubing attached to your fermenter’s spigot. This tubing should reach the bottom of the keg to prevent oxidation.
  2. Replace the lid to the keg, attach your Co2 connection, and set the psi to 20 to check for leaks.
  3. Purge any oxygen left in the keg by opening the release valve while the Co2 is on for a few seconds. This will fill the headspace with Co2. Then disconnect the gas line.
  4. Chill your beer. Chilling it will allow the CO2 to dissolve into solution much easier. The colder the beer, the more CO2 it will hold. 38 - 42 F (3 - 5 C) is an average range for carbonation.
  5. Once chilled, return the gas line to the keg and set the psi to 30 psi and leave it for 24-48 hours in your refrigerator/kegerator.
  6. After a day or 2, lower the psi to 12, vent the keg of any excess Co2, attach your beer line and draw a sample. You may need to adjust psi for a proper pour.

The Slow Method (recommended for more precise carbonation levels):

  1. Fill your keg using a length of vinyl tubing attached to your fermenter’s spigot. This tubing should reach the bottom of the keg to prevent oxidation.
  2. Replace the lid to the keg, attach your Co2 connection, and set the psi to 20 to check for leaks.
  3. Purge any oxygen left in the keg by opening the release valve while the Co2 is on for a few seconds. This will fill the headspace with Co2. Then disconnect the gas line.
  4. Chill your beer. Chilling it will allow the CO2 to dissolve into solution much easier. The colder the beer, the more CO2 it will hold. 38 - 42 F (3 - 5 C) is an average range for carbonation.
  5. Once chilled, return the gas line to the keg and set the psi to whatever pressure you are trying to reach for your beer (refer to chart below) and leave it for 5-10 days in your refrigerator/kegerator, testing for carbonation after 5 days (it may take up to 10 depending on temperature and setting).
  6. Using this method, it’s usually best to dispense the beer at the same pressure you carbonated, but you may have to adjust for a proper pour depending on factors such as temperature and altitude.

 

 

Kegaroo™ 2.5 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Really enjoy this mini-keg. Quick carbonation, easy to use and clean.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect next step to brewing If you want to go to the next level , this is it. Serve out of the keg or with a few extra items you can bottle out of it also.
Date published: 2017-03-19
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