You definitely don’t need to be an expert to setup and use the DraftPak, we’ve designed it to be simple for anyone. It can be setup and ready to use in just a couple minutes.
Right away. Inside the DraftPak, the beer travels through 50 feet of ice cold stainless steel tubing so by the time it hits your glass it’s perfectly chilled.
You bet! That’s one of the reasons why the DraftPak is so great. The keg doesn’t have to be cold. A keg that i’s 70F will have the beer cooled down to about 39F by the time it comes out the tap.
US Domestic- Sanke style kegs. It will not work with many import kegs that have different connection as well as pin lock or ball lock kegs. If your keg has a unique shape this could also cause a problem. In general though, any standard keg is compatible.
All traditional sizes- ½ barrel, ¼ barrel (pony keg), and 1/6 barrel.
A CO2 tank (24oz Paintball tank) is included with the "Complete Pak"
Your local gas/welding supply shop should have a full tank to sell you. They will also be able to exchange your tank when you need to refill. Other businesses such as paintball/sporting stores and home-brew shops might also be able to sell you and fill your CO2 tank.
2.5LB Co2 tanks and 5LB CO2 tanks work as well as paintball CO2 tanks w/ an adapter.
A full 5LB CO2 tank should serve 6 full sized (1/2 barrel) kegs. A 2.5LB tank will do about 3. A 24oz paintball tank will serve about 1.5 kegs.
We’ve found that about 10 pounds of ice and then enough water to fill to the top of the coil works best.
There are draft cleaning kits on the market and we plan to have some available through our site. It is important to clean and flush the DraftPak after it’s used so it’s ready for your next event. At the very least, it should be flushed with clean water after each keg.