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The Most Important Info

Do Not Screw In Or Remove A Gas Bulb Or Bottle With Any Regulator Turned On!

If the needle on the gauge is not returning to zero or the bolt labelled 1.8k on the back of the regulator is venting gas it is 99 times out of 100 because it wasn't turned off before the pressure attached to it rapidly changed. This can be through inserting or unscrewing a gas source or connecting or disconnecting from a pressured vessel like a keg.

A customer saying they did make sure it was turned off but the needle is jammed feels a lot like it would if I was a mechanic and the customer was bringing me a 2 week old car because of a rattling noise. I find the gear box stripped to pieces with cogs rattling around inside.  Now it is of course possible the gearbox was installed with broken parts but considering I personally tested it before it was sold it's 99% more likely that the customer forgot to use the clutch.

PLEASE: Make sure you unwind all regulators all the way anti-clockwise before adding or removing gas source or connecting or disconnecting from a keg.

THE REGULATORS ARE NOT REPAIRABLE OR COVERED BY WARRANTY IF THIS HAPPENS!

See our filling map for many places you can get delicious drinks in your iKegger!

When you first get your gear at the very least you should rinse it with hot water.

We sell a package with all the items listed below here.

Ideally use a sodium percarbonate solution to soak every thing in (except your regulator, this should not get liquid inside it). This is a deep cleaner and you only need to use this every once in while to clean or if you left your keg dirty and it's dried out. It is also the best thing to use to clean a PET fermenter after a brew.

You should rinse your keg after each time you empty it and use a sanitiser before refilling (unless you are refilling from the same large keg and both kegs stayed chilled the whole time, then I personally wouldn't bother).

You should lubricate all seals, o-rings and threads with food safe unscented or flavoured lubricant to increase their life, prevent cracking and make attaching and detaching disconnects easier.

This depends on how well you treat the beer while filling the keg.

Contact with either bacteria or oxygen will cause your beer to go off quickly.

If you just fill the keg from can, bottles or a beer tap with no hose (so it splashes and mixes with oxygen while filling) it will begin going off within 24-48 hours.

If you sanitise your keg properly, and don't allow the beer to come into contact with oxygen while filling, it is exactly like a commercial keg or bottle fill. It will last as long as the beer would normally. A hoppy aromatic IPA is best drunk fresh and a high ABV stout will get better with age.

Best option to fill from a beer tap: Sanitise the keg, chill it (to prevent foaming) and fill it with CO2. Use a hose on the tap to fill into the bottom of the keg to prevent splashing and so you are filling within a "cushion" of CO2. The CO2 will sit on top of the beer as you fill (CO2 is heavier than air) preventing contact with oxygen. Once filled put the spear on and again flush the space in the keg with CO2 to remove any traces of oxygen.

Best option to fill under pressure from a commercial keg, bright tank or pressure fermenter: Please see this video for counter-pressure filling best practise

Best option to fill from can or bottles: Sanitise the keg, chill it to prevent foaming and fill it with CO2. Tilt it an pour the liquid from cans or bottles slowly down the inside wall to prevent splashing. Once filled put the spear in and flush the keg with CO2 to expel any air.

This changes due to many different possiblilities.

Basically you need 4-6g of CO2 to dispense (or carbonate) 1 litre of liquid.

So if you had flat water in your keg and a small amount of space (so you weren't wasting gas filling it before you got the keg pressurised) it would take about 5g of CO2 per litre of water to carbonate it and then another 5g per litre to dispense it.

So long as you have no leaks it doesn't matter how long the gas is attached for, it can be a year and the amount used will still be the same if there is zero leakage.

For more in depth information see this link

Long Answer? See this page. Short answer? Stored in a fridge at around 5 degrees C you should keep your keg at between 10psi (for lightly carbonated drinks like stout) up to 15 psi for highly carbonated drinks (like soda, lambic etc)

We provide printed manuals with mini keg packages that also contain information relevant to all our equipment. Parts may not look exactly the same in the manual as in your package but a plastic disconnect has the same parts and the same usage directions as a steel disconnect and as a very small team we don't have time to make a new manual for every possible variation

We are creating product specific manuals and as we do we add them as a download link on the product page so check there 1st.

The standard CO2 manual is available by clicking here

The standard manual for nitro mini kegs is found here

Please see the link labelled "Size Guide" next to the add to cart button on every product page.

You can also see it on this link

Please see this page for thread sizes of many of our items.

Warranty and Returns

Our products are all covered by warranty as per Australian law.

On top of these legally required warranties iKegger guarantees all our stainless steel products against all faults for 5 years (this excludes consumable parts like silicon seals and o-rings, we do supply spares of these with all packages though).

All other products, plastic connections, regulators etc are covered by a one year warranty.

To make a warranty claim please take a picture of the issue then go to this link

We accept returns for unused and as new items for 30 days. Item must be in original packaging and ready for resale.

Please send the item to

Returns: iKegger @ Workit Spaces

13-21B Mandible St

Alexandria, NSW, 2015

Please include a note with your order number, we will refund via the same method used as payment.

Shipping and Handling

We aim to send on the same day for orders placed before midday on a weekday. At the moment we are very busy and lockdowns, covid tests etc can affect this without notice causing delays of up to a couple of days. We will notify you if we think it will be more than 48 hours till dispatch.

We have 3 shipping rates available on our store.

Free (14 day) - This is available for some of our mini keg packages and will be sent with whatever carrier is cheapest. It will generally be the same as f we'd sent with Auspost but may be longer especially if you live outside an urban centre.

Standard - Auspost standard service, it will generally take 2-4 days on the east coast and 3-7 days for other areas of Australia

Express - Auspost express service, it is generally overnight on the east coast and 2-3 days for other urban centres.

We can not guarantee delivery times. Once we send the package we have no control over how long it takes to get to you, we can only give an average.

What can I put in my keg?

Include a helpful and informative answer to the frequently asked question here.

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Please have a look at this recipe book for some cocktails you can serve with either CO2 or nitro kegs

CO2 Pressure - Storage, Carbonation, Brewing

Yes, ensure it is turned off then you can disconnect it and the tap at any time. Be sure to check that everything is tight and there are no leaks before you leave a keg overnight.

For CO2:

We sell disposable bulbs in 16gand 25g sizes on our website

For both mini and dual gauge regulators we sell adapters to use SodaStream gas bottles. These have 400g of CO2 in them (enough to dispense about 50L of carbonated drinks) and you can swap them at most Coles, Woolies, Big W, Target, many service stations, IGA etc

For use with the dual gauge regulators we sell 2.2L disposable CO2 and Nitrogen bottles. These are large enough to last a long time while still being light enough to be portable.

For larger refillable bottles they can be filled anywhere that fills Type 30 threaded bottles (the Australian standard for CO2) you can get them refilled with local gas suppliers or homebrew shops. Please see this link for more information. Please note due to shipping restrictions and the cost involved we no longer sell large refillable bottles, you will have to get them from local supplier.

This one there is no single reply for, please see this link for common causes and how to fix them

Long answer? See this page. Short answer is you should put a keg in the fridge at the same pressure you would serve it at (10psi stout, 13psi ale and lager, 15psi lambic and soda)

For brewing under pressure you will need to see the table on the link as it depends on brewing temperature and beer style

Nitro Drinks: Coffee, Stout and Cocktails

Pure Nitrogen (N2) is available in a few different forms. We sell 2g disposable bulbs in packs of 10 (for use with the bulb injector packages). We also have 2.2L disposable gas bottles (with around 280g of Nitrogen) that use our M10 adapters for dual gauge regulator.

You can also get a gas bottle filled with nitrogen by your local gas supplier and use one of our dual gauge regulator with a type 50 thread which is Australian standard for Nitrogen.

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) we only sell in 8g disposable bulbs (the same size as the 2g N2 bulbs) so you can use either option in the bulb injector system.

They give immediate results. You simply inject the bulb(s), shake and pour. Using pure nitrogen you will get better results after leaving for at least a few hours for the gas to dissolve into the liquid.

You use less bulbs. 8g of N2O is in the same size and price bulb of N2 that only contains 2g.

You need many more bulbs to dispense the same amount of liquid using pure nitrogen than if you were using nitrous oxide.

Some of the coffee roasters / cafes that we deal with do not like to use N2O however for 2 reasons.

We've been told that N2O imparts a slight sweetness to the beverage (I don't notice but I'm not a coffee person).

The foam that N2O creates is not so much like the cascading bubbles of a Guinness but more the dense head of an espresso martini. If you are specifically after the cascading bubbles you need to use pure nitrogen.

See here for a video comparison of N2 vs N2O

Long answer? See this page. Short answer? For a stout you are aiming for 25psi, nitro coffee or cocktails that are supposed to mimic a shaken cocktail like espresso martini you want about 45psi

The short answer is that there is no short answer, it varies a lot.

If you have space in your keg you need to pressurise that before the gas will absorb into the liquid so you may need to use multiple bulbs for that.

N2O bulbs have much more gas than N2 bulbs in them so that also affects it.

The most accurate we can be in this small space is if you have filled the keg with liquid leaving only the minimum recommended 800ml of empty space you should inject one N2 or N2O bulb and shake the keg to absorb the gas.

You should then add one more bulb and either leave it to rest more (especially with pure N2 as it needs time to absorb) or begin pouring.

You may need to add more bulbs as you go (you will for sure in a 5l or 10L keg)

How many depends on how big your keg is, how long you leave it between pours, how foamy you want it, whether you use N2, N2O or a mix of the two etc.

You will need to experiment to find your perfect pour as everyone's recipe and presentation style are different.

Stout taps have a plate in the spout with very small holes in it that the liquid is forced through at high pressure to froth it up. If you have any tiny bits in the coffee, cocktail mix etc it may block these holes. Undo the end of the spout, remove the little metal disk and clean the holes out. This will fix the problem and don't need to take the tap off the keg or let out any gas etc to do it.

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