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FAQ

How can I recycle a KeyKeg?

The first step is to deflate the keg using the KeyKeg deflating tool or the Micro Matic dispense head with built-in deflating switch. Then deposit the KeyKeg with other recyclables. Keep the deflating tool for the next time. This instruction video shows the process to deflate a KeyKeg for recycling.   
Always depressurize in a well-ventilated area!

Can a KeyKeg be filled on an existing line for steel kegs?

This depends on the manufacturer and the type of filling line. Contact your supplier directly about the possibilities. On the KeyKeg website, you will find some suppliers of filling lines who manufacture filling machines for KeyKegs.

How long does beer stay fresh in a KeyKeg?

In proper storage conditions, beer stays fresh as long as in a steel keg. Depending on the the ingredients, the type of beer and the alcohol content, possibly longer. Other factors that play a role are pasteurization and the quality of the filling procedure.  Some brewers even use KeyKegs to age beers!

How long does beer stay fresh when the KeyKeg is tapped?

After tapping, beer will stay fresh in a KeyKeg for 3-4 weeks on average. The shelf life of the beer depends on the type of beer, storage conditions and cleanliness of the draft system.

How long will an empty KeyKeg keep?

Unfilled KeyKegs will last at least 18 months.

How many empty KeyKegs fit on one pallet?

KeyKeg 10 L: 140 KeyKegs (pallet type BLOCK: 48” x 40”, 120 x 100 cm)
KeyKeg 20 L:   80 KeyKegs (pallet type BLOCK: 48” x 40”, 120 x 100 cm)
KeyKeg 30 L:   48 KeyKegs (pallet type BLOCK: 48” x 40”, 120 x 100 cm)

How many filled KeyKegs fit on one pallet?

KeyKeg 10 L: 100 KeyKegs
KeyKeg 20 L:   60 KeyKegs
KeyKeg 30 L:   36 KeyKegs

Manual filling: should I vent a KeyKeg and/or flush it before filling?

In order to minimize oxygen uptake, we recommend that you vent the KeyKeg with a coupler before filling. For optimum filling, it is advisable to rinse the inner bag with CO2. It is not necessary to fill the bag entirely with CO2. Flushing with 5 liters of CO2 is enough. After that, the CO2 should be removed with a coupler. See also the instructions for manual filling.

Where and how can I order KeyKegs and accessories?

You can order any of the accessories and small quantities of KeyKegs (depending on the size, 6 to 8 units) via the KeyKeg webshop, your online Netstore account or by e-mail to your account manager. For more information: tel. +31 (0) 223 760 760 or e-mail: info@keykeg.com

Why does the KeyKeg make a cracking sound during filling?

Every KeyKeg has the added safety of Double-Wall™technology. When filling a KeyKeg, the double wall adjusts to the higher pressure applied. This causes both walls to shift slightly sometimes leading to a cracking sound as the 2 layers interact. Every KeyKeg is tested to 7 bar (over 100 PSI), so rest assured. The KeyKeg can withstand considerably higher pressure than applied during filling.

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The environmentally friendly one-way keg

We take our environment into account, even during the design phase. A KeyKeg easily meets the environmental criteria of the European Union. Every KeyKeg is made of 30% recycled material already. The gripring and basecup are made of 100% recycled PP. Every day we strive to recycle every KeyKeg to produce new KeyKegs.

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