A new take on an old favorite!
Most winemakers appreciate the simplicity of using a keg for topping up barrels... apply nitrogen or argon gas pressure and you top up your barrels as needed. Our version of the cellar keg has a couple unique twists, designed after using most others on the market.
We start with a brand new 15.5 gallon Stainless Steel Keg. We cut out the original valve and weld in a 4" tri-clamp ferrule. Some winemakers have told us they do not need the 4" opening. However, the cost difference between a keg with a 2" or 4" opening is very little, and boy is the 4" opening nice when you want to clean it quick by hand. The larger opening also comes in handy for small producers who may need to add oak staves into a cellar keg for structuring.
A unique feature of our Cellar Keg is the 1.5" tri-clamp wine-out connection positioned at a 90 degree angle to the keg. Clamp on a butterfly valve for a consistently sanitary, easy-to-use connection. If you buy a Cellar Keg with a threaded connection the ball-valve that you attach gets contaminated and is hard to clean.
New Stainless steel 15.5 gallon capacity keg
4" opening with Tri-Clamp connection
4" Clamp and gasket included
1.5" Tri-Clamp wine output
1/4" NPT threaded coupler welded into lid for gas connection
Pressure relief "blow-off" valve to protect against over pressurizing
Typically you will need hardware to connect the gas line and hardware to connect a liquid line to a hand-held barrel filling tool. We have listed all these items in the "you might need" section below. Please note we use 1' of the 1/4" beverage line as gas line(rated to 60psi) to connect to the 1/4" gas barb on the keg. On the end of the one foot connect the quick-disconnect set for an easy way to connect and disconnect your gas line.
Click here for complete instructions for the assembly and use of this keg.