Read below for info and details on using, cleaning and caring for your uKeg pressurized growler. Download our manuals and guides or watch our videos for more info.
Getting Started With the uKeg
No one likes flat beer, but too much fizz in the wrong beer isn't very good either. The chart below should help you choose the right carbonation for your brew. And keep in mind, this is just a guide, you can always experiment to suit your own taste!
Do not open sleeve when cartridge contains pressure.
Do not use without CO2 cartridge.
Do not turn off pressure when uKeg is full. Doing this does not save CO2.
Do not store or transport uKeg on its side or shake.
Quick Clean Guide
Hand Wash Only
1. Remove cap and rinse uKeg with hot water (< 120° F).
Repeat 3 times
2. Rinse cap and sleeve with hot water (< 120° F).
3. Shake with tap open, facing downward
Water may or may not come out of tap.
Repeat until water runs clean.
4. Fill with warm water under 120° F and 1 cleaning tablet.*
Shake well. *Baking soda is acceptable substitute.
5. Install cap, charge briefly, flow a little water through tap, close tap.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
Then open tap until uKeg is empty or pressure runs out.
6. Empty bottle and rinse all parts.
Thoroughly rinse tap lock.
Move lock several times during rinse.
7. Allow to dry, and store with cap off and tap open in a dry place.
How to Use the Regulator Cap
Here are some additional instructions on how to use the regulator cap:
The current cap design has a safety feature to relieve pressure from the uKeg through the top and sides of the cap if needed. It also relieves pressure in the uKeg if the selector dial is in the OFF position. To get the best performance out of your Regulator Cap, please follow these suggestions:
Turn the regulator on to your desired pressure as soon as you put the cap on. This will disengage the relief and pressurize the bottle.
Don't turn off the regulator while storing or transporting the uKeg (unless to remove the cap). This will not save CO2, but will actually vent the pressure inside and may draw beer up into the regulator.
Transport and store the uKeg upright when it's full. If the uKeg is left on its side, beer may seep into the relief mechanism and cause the regulator to malfunction.
If beer happens to seep in through the relief mechanism, you may see it dripping from the sides of the cap. Don't worry, your cap is not broken. But if the beer dries in the regulator, you may find that it leaks CO2 constantly or won't pressurize the uKeg. You'll need to clean your cap, which is an easy and safe job that can be done in about 5 minutes.