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FAQ

Can I send empty KeyKegs for recycling with the normal waste?

KeyKegs are 100% recyclable when empty. You can give your empty KeyKegs to your local recycling processor – if they have questions, refer them to Lightweight Containers: +31 (0) 223 760 760 or info@keykeg.com

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 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!

How should I clean my dispensing lines as a KeyKeg user?

You can clean the lines the same way you normally would by connecting a KeyKeg cleaning adaptor. Connect the KeyKeg coupler with the adaptor to a cleaning canister or the existing cleaning system. You will find the accessories you need for this in the KeyKeg webshop.

What kind of coupler is a KeyKeg fitted with?

All KeyKegs are fitted with a modified GR coupler. The probe has been modified so that it works perfectly with the KeyKeg Bag-in-Keg™ technology. This technology separates the dispensing gas from the beverage. The KeyKeg couplers can be ordered directly from our webshop.

When dispensing, only foam comes out of the tap – what should I do?

This can result from a number of causes such as dispensing pressure, secondary fermentation, temperature, etc. Lightweight Containers has created an instruction video showing how to mitigate problems with foam. Click here to see the video.

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

Where can I order filled KeyKegs?

You will find a number of brewers and beverage distributors who are working with KeyKeg on our KeyKeg Users platform. You can contact them directly, or you can ask your existing suppliers to deliver your beers in KeyKeg.

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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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