How do I Transfer my Beer to the BeerBox from a Keg?
August 27th, 2016
Questions about using the BeerBox® come in from our customers on occasion and we do our best to respond immediately. Here is a recent one we wanted to share. So many customers are continuing to use their traditional kegging system with the new, and innovative, BeerBox® as a container to transfer into for easy transport. This customer was looking for some advice so he could share his homebrew with his family at a reunion.
I force carb my beer into corney kegs. If I transfer the beer to the BeerBox® fully carbonated will I still go through 2-3 cartridges of CO2? If I am serving the beer in a single day (i.e. a family reunion) will I still need to have 2-3 cartridges on hand? Also, is there a way to attach a standard CO2 tank with regulator to the BeerBox®?
I would try and have a a few CO2 cartridges on hand and use the trigger lock on the injector as people like to really hang on to that trigger and add way too much CO2. It’s only meant to keep the flow going at that point not to carbonate. If this happens you will need to remove the injector and depress the valve stem to release pressure (read: waste CO2).
Having said all that, yes a friend of mine showed me this fairly inexpensive system to force carbonate in a BeerBox®. Buy a $10 bike pump with a lever lock so it will stay connected to the Schrader valve on the BeerBox®. Cut the hose about a foot or farther back from the locking lever part. You will also probably need a couple of brass fittings from Home Depot (hardware store ) to be able to connect the bike pump hose to the hose coming from your CO2 tank. They are probably not the same size hoses. Just be sure to lower the pressure on the tank to 3 – 5 psi to serve. Adjust as needed. You can also force carbonate at 12 – 15 psi in the BeerBox® over several days this way.