Originally Posted by OleMissBoater
a friend who is the NB ranger in this market told me he saw these being used at a festival recently, that would be ideal.
i dont suppose anybody makes these for a sanke fitting yet?
most breweries will fill a clean & pressurized corny keg for 40-50 bucks. you have to own the hardware though. with minimal foaming, you can get ~35-40 pints out of one of these
For use on a sanke it looks like you just change the gas in tailpiece to 1/4" if its not 1/4 already.
For pushing beer you need to have a constant 3-5 psi of Co2. If you "pressurize" a full keg at 3-5 it will push product great for a couple of pints then you will need additional pressure to continue pushing beer, keep beer fresh and properly carbonated. If you put more pressure in the same keg and bounce it around (like on a river) you will force carbonate the beer. If you over carbonate a keg of beer and try an pour a frosty pint, the moment the beer is released into atmospheric pressure, the Co2 will want to expand causing mega foam. The key is to keep Co2 pressure at enough pressure to keep beer from going flat and still push beer without over carbonating.
I would never Pay 40-50 big ones to get my kegs cleaned. I can buy 2 or 3 kegs for that much. Just use PBW and hot water. Sanitize before filling and then carbonate with about 16 psi for a few days then reduce to 3-5 to enjoy. Repeat as necessary! Im gonna try one of these portable Co2 deals in May and Ill let you know how many Cartridges it took to push all my kegs.