More on filling your BeerBox®
Your Choice: Carbonate in your BeerBox® or Transfer Carbonated Homebrew into your BeerBox®
The choice is yours, if you already kegging your homebrewed beer, then you may want to carbonate as you normally do in your keg and then transfer into your BeerBox® for increased portability. If you don’t keg or want to treat your BeerBox® like a cask and condition in it, that is possible too, See details on both methods below.
CARBONATING IN YOUR BEERBOX®
Transfer your homebrew from your fermentation vessel into the BeerBox®via a clean and sanitized hose. Pour half of your priming sugar/water solution into one BeerBox® and the balance into the other (for a 5 gallon batch). Our experience shows that it takes a good 30 days to reach an appropriate level of carbonation. There is no need for another vessel, going straight from fermentation to BeerBox® works for naturally carbonating your homebrewed beer.
TRANSFER FROM A KEG TO THE BEERBOX®
When you are ready to transfer from the keg (after carbonating) push some CO2 into BeerBox® with injector then remove injector so you are ready to release pressure through the Schrader Valve. The Oxygen will rise to the top as the CO2 is heavier. You can alternatively tip the BeerBox® up and release the oxygen out of the faucet now; then put BeerBox® back on its feet.
Use Teflon pipe tape on the outside threads of the BeerBox® faucet. Attach the hose using a 1/2″ clamp to prevent dripping. Attach the other end of the hose to a black, liquid out ball lock connector (with a second 1/2″ clamp). Then attach black connector to liquid-out side of the keg. (Alternatively you can place a growler filler in your tap and proceed as directed.) Be sure keg has pressure connected and BeerBox™ faucet is closed.
Now you can pull the BeerBox® faucet forward to a locked open position and beer should begin to flow into the BeerBox® from your keg. Depress the Schrader Valve to release pressure and allow the BeerBox® to fill.
In both cases we recommend that you bleed off some pressure before serving!
For more about recommended carbonation levels check out this “What’s Up” post.