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Carbonating Keg Lid (Beer Carbonator)
KEG445

Carbonating Keg Lid (Beer Carbonator)

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Description

The easiest way to carbonate beer. This is a Cornelius keg lid with built-in carbonation stone! Move the lid from keg to keg to carbonate as needed. Allows you to force carbonate quickly using the attached .5 micron stone with the portability of being able to move the lid from keg to keg. No more hassles of trying to attach and unattach line from the "gas in" dip tube. Simply connect your gas quick disconnect to the included fitting on the lid and allow carbonation to begin. Sometimes also called a carbonater.  

We constructed the lid by welding on a 1/4" barb to the underside of the lid. To that we attached 2' of 1/4" ID tubing that attaches to a .5 micron carb stone on the other end. The flexible tubing, as opposed to rigid tubing, allows the lid inserted into any cornelius style keg. The top of the lid has a "gas in" ball lock body connect welded in place that works with the KEG710 and KEG730 gas quick disconnects.

How to use this product:
Beer must be stored cold 34–40°F
1. Preboil the stone for 2–3 minutes before using. This assures you that your stone is sterile and any residual oils have been boiled off.
2. Sanitize the whole keg lid before submersing into your keg filled with beer.
3. Set your PSI on your regulator to 3–4psi and attach your gas in fitting to the body connect on the lid. Leave keg at this pressure for 1 hour.
4. Raise your pressure 2PSI per hour until you reach 10–12psi. Leave it at 10–12psi for 24 hours. Pour a pint and test the carbonation. If you think your beer needs more CO2 leave for another 4–6 hours and have another pint.
5. Remove carbonation lid after carbonation level is satisfactory. Return original keg lid for long term storage.

Item # KEG445
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
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Weight 1 LBS
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Good reviews
Tom Morris J on Nov 29, 2022
Carbonate water
Daren W on Oct 14, 2022
Good reviews
Tom Morris J on Nov 29, 2022
Have one, works great. Want another
Maarten Wentink on Nov 21, 2022
Carbonate water
Daren W on Oct 14, 2022
looks like a faster way of carbonating beer
Shawn L on Sep 29, 2022
to shorten carbonation time
Randall Genis on Aug 30, 2022
Makes carbonizing easier
Robert M on Jul 22, 2022
LOOKING FOR AN EASIER WAY TO CARBONATE MY BEER/CIDER
adam t on Jun 11, 2022
Speed of carbonation
Michael H on May 27, 2022
carbonate water quickly
Kyle Z on Apr 13, 2022
Floating dip tubes. Easier to put on than the traditional posts.
Trent Feltman on Feb 16, 2022
perfect fit for our current needs
Eric Peter W on Jan 5, 2022
Easy Carbonating
Mike S on Jan 3, 2022
Going to give it a try
Brandon F on Oct 29, 2021
I want to carbonate home brew quicker in my cornie keg. Tired of waiting days and days using other methods.
Ronald A F on Oct 21, 2021
I'm taking a chance, but looks like what I need.
Gary M on Aug 13, 2021
Need another carb set uo
Charlie w on Jul 17, 2021
It's a great way to nitrogenate cold brew
Ian F on Jun 25, 2021
Already have one, works great! Need two more so I can carbonate three kegs at once.
Michael R on Jun 8, 2021
I want to rapidly carbonate a mead
jacob t on Apr 6, 2021
faster carb for keg
Michael G on Mar 27, 2021
I believe it carbonates a keg quicker. This is my second one as I always brew 10 gallon batches
phillip reese on Mar 24, 2021
It looks like it will be a more efficient way to carbonate the beer
Russ P on Mar 6, 2021
To Carbonate quicker and Save CO2
Brad Saunders on Feb 15, 2021
just because I need the stone at the end of the line!!
Thomas B on Feb 11, 2021
Want to reduce work when carbonating
Frank Barton on Feb 9, 2021
want it
james w on Jan 16, 2021
I've been looking for a quick and reliable method for carbonating my cider. I hope this is it!
Chase Gteen on Dec 21, 2020
Why not?
Victor B on Dec 10, 2020
A friend recommended this.
Nathan K on Nov 3, 2020
Need to carbonate my beer
Robert Lewis on Oct 26, 2020
Have one and want a second for my new Keg
Gary Sanger on Oct 20, 2020
to carb the kegs better.
Corey M on Sep 25, 2020
quick carbonation
Gary Sanger on Aug 18, 2020
To efficiently carbonate my kegged beer to perfection in record time according to the product description.
Freeman Wells on Aug 11, 2020
to make my job easier
James on Aug 1, 2020
Wanted to carbonate quicker and liked the reviews
Steve S on Jul 20, 2020
seems way easier than standard method
Colin C on Jul 7, 2020
I want to carbonate quicker
Roland B on May 27, 2020
trying to accelerate my carbonation process
Dave D on May 5, 2020
more toys in the brewery,lil
Steve W on Apr 18, 2020
to carbonate cider i'm making
Joe on Mar 4, 2020
carbonate beer better
jim on Feb 19, 2020
Use for carbonating instead of having to shake the keg
Rhonda S on Dec 3, 2019
Efficiency
Andy H on Nov 12, 2019
its a great idea, I built one myself but this looks easier to use
Catrina M on Nov 7, 2019
Easy way to carbonate
Bob Grundy on Oct 25, 2019
faster
DON H on Oct 24, 2019
for toots and wiggles
Erica Bilodeau on Sep 7, 2019
Bc I want to carb the beer quicker and per the brewers ive talked to they use something sim
Joseph B on Aug 28, 2019
aking sparkling wine
Roger Trovato, J on Aug 28, 2019
Have one, works great. Want another
Maarten Wentink on Nov 21, 2022
looks like a faster way of carbonating beer
Shawn L on Sep 29, 2022
Does this carbonating lid fit torpedo kegs?
MARK DANIELS on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe it should work for a torpedo. From what I understand a torpedo uses a standard corny style lid.
Can this be left in the keg, for the keg duration, with CO2 attached to it, or should it be removed and replaced with a 'regular' lid when the keg is carbonated?
James M. White on Sep 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You don’t need to remove the lid after carbonation is done.
Will this work on smaller kegs? Is tubing connection barbed?
Ryan Bender on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, the fitting is barbed. you can shorten it as much as you like. You could also just let the slack coil up in the keg, it will still work 100% the same.
What is the wetting pressure of the 0.5 micron stone?
Paul Gillespie on Feb 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 5 psi when it first starts bubbleing pressure when in water
What is the recommended cleaning method after each use?
NATHAN POHLIT on Jan 26, 2021
BEST ANSWER: What I do is just normal soaking (like in OxiClean) and rinsing. Then I hang it up to dry, after removing the stone on the end. The stone I boil before using the next time. As preparation for next use, I reattach the stone, put the whole assembly in sanitizer (like Star San solution), and pressure blow CO2 through it for a few seconds.
is it a normal ball lock post or a carb cap on the lid? does it unscrew for replacement or changing o rings?
Brandon J Farley on Feb 24, 2022
BEST ANSWER: This is a standard Ball lock gas disconnect post.
Can I use this to make soda in my keg? And just leave on with gas attached and outlet on also?
Nathan Ford on Dec 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can.
Agitation really helps for the CO2 to dissolve into liquid.
I would not leave on as the CO2 levels will get high for your soda.
Once carbonate to your desired CO2 level, turn off gas, Use gas only to dispense.
Hope this helps.
Where can I buy replacement hose for this mine split?
Mark Gibson on Sep 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend cutting off split section and remounting on barb fitting, heat up with hot water to make more flexible, otherwise measure inner diameter of hose and order a suitable replacement, most home brew suppliers carry different types of hose in various diameters. Hope that helps.
Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
69 Reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
It’s a little stiff
The black hose is extremely stiff making it a little difficult to get the lid on and off. Other than that it appears to be built well. Similar to the other carbonation lids I have ordered that have a more flexible hose.
June 7, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Makes a fine bubble mouthfeel.
Works well enough. Although I had to turn the pressure above 12 psi because it was taking to long. After a week of adjusting the pressure I finally got it where I wanted it. I do like to finer bubbles it produces in the beer compared to pressurizing the keg and shaking it. Next beer I carbonate I'll turn it up higher for the first 24 hours.
March 11, 2022
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wish I had this years ago!
This product makes carbonating beer in a Corny keg easy and fast! There is some interference between the hose and the hatch when trying to close the cover, but it is manageable. Great product!
January 1, 2022
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works like a charm
I've used my new Carbonating Keg Lid once so far. I'm thrilled. It used to take a week or more to fully carbonate my cornie of newly made home brew. Only two days this time. Fantastic!
November 11, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic
Where has this been all my life!!!! This made carbonating my brews so easy it isn’t even funny!!! Absolutely love his!!!
October 2, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for easy carbonation
This product works excellent for easy carbonation of homebrew kegs!
June 30, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great for quick(er) soda water carbonation
Using this in my kegerator exclusively for carbonated water. No leaks, and the tube is long enough for the aeration stone to sit at the bottom of the 10 gal keg.

Whereas with the standard short gas inlet the water would take about 3 days to become pleasantly carbonated, now it seems to take about 36 hours.
May 17, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good but not great.
Good product. Able to carb beer or soda or seltzer beer in 24hrs. The tube is a bit stiff. Cleaning is a pain. And tube location makes it difficult some times to get lid on. But, it does work. And I don't have to swap fitting on keg or pick up 4.5 gallons of beer and shake it. I set mine for about 18-20 psi for 24 hrs and I'm done. Might be a little over carbonated for some beer but I can deal with that over flat.
March 29, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Okay
Works as expected. Beer is carbonated. Took a few days to get to carbonation level that didn’t make me think... “this tastes flat”.
February 11, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great customer service
January 29, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago