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BeerBox™ Portable Homebrew Dispenser

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The easiest, most portable way to bring draft homebrew everywhere, the BeerBox™ is built for spontaneity.

The BeerBox™ system splits a 5 gallon batch between two containers, so your brew can be on tap in two places at once. And its convenient size lets you serve cold draft brew from anyone’s fridge or cooler for your beer on tap anytime, anywhere. Built to withstand the most raucous homebrew adventures, the BeerBox™ features food-grade HDPE and Made-in-the-USA construction. Plus the BeerBox™ is 100% light-proof and fits in your cooler, perfect for outdoor events.

Compatible with 5/16" ID Beverage Tubing


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BeerBox™ Portable Homebrew Dispenser

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Product Details

Simpler than kegging—just prime and go—with less effort than bottling to clean and fill 2 boxes instead of 48 bottles. The BeerBox™ starter system is fully loaded so you don’t need extra equipment. Ever. And it’s so much more convenient than kegging! Each 2.75 Gallon box fits perfectly in a fridge or cooler and has a built-in handle to grab-and-go.

The tap on each BeerBox™ is raised just above the sediment line to ensure clear pours. Brew, and then Share and Enjoy a clear, cold, perfect pint of your homebrew wherever you want, whenever you want.

Each BeerBox™ System includes:

  • Two-2.75 gallon BeerBox™ containers (9.925" H x 6.5" W x 15.9" L)
  • One-CO2 injector
  • Five-CO2 (16 gram) cartridges
  • One-Hose Tap Adaptor with Hose & Tap
  • 2 coasters and 2 stickers

Compatible with 5/16" ID Beverage Tubing

Additional Information
Support Documents:BeerBox™ Product Manual
2.2 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Don't Buy
These are terrible and a complete waste of money. Wasted three batches of beer because they would not carbonate. Tried contacting the company and they did not reply. Awful.
December 28, 2017
ok idea, not there yet
I have been brewing for a while and I was caving in to go to kegging. I just was not up for the price of the system. I bought this at the NHC seeing it was cheaper there than to order it.
I got home and it sat for a while. I did have bottled brew to go through. When I finally got around to using it, it failed. I emailed the maker and was sent a new box and was told to send back the box that failed. I think it was a gasket. Batch 2 great. No problems. I think I fixed it by standing the box so that the tap was in the air. Batch 3, pinhole under the handle. I set the remaining box down and the tap failed. Lucky for me I had them in a tub I bought for the occasion, so clean up was not that big of a deal. But after losing a total of 5 gallons to this. I am sure that the one good box and the one that has yet to be used might be relegated to transport and I will break down and get some real kegs.
December 3, 2016
Not what I hoped for
I will say the product holds up well, and does a fair job of dispensing beer. That said, I was hoping of an alternative to kegging, so that's on me. I put a wheat beer in first, the boxes swelled, and I let them sit for the prescribed 30 days per manufacturer. After the wait, I bled off some excess CO2, and tapped the box. I got a lot of head and a little beer. I bled some more CO2 off and tried again. I got more beer this time, but it was flat as when I put it in. Both boxes were almost round, but the beer was flat as water. I thought it might be me, so I tried a brown ale, with the same result. Lots of built up CO2, but no carbonation. They make a nice storage container for already conditioned beer, but I don't try conditioning in the boxes anymore.
October 10, 2016
Waste of Money and Beer
Used this once and scrapped the idea. It worked ok for the first half of the box but the tap leaks a lot. The second half, even while using the CO2 to pressurize, was flat. Tried to up the pressure to correct this but it dispensed really foamy. As others said, a pressure gauge on the box would help calm my nerves since the box looks like its going to explode during the 2 week carbonation period.
June 21, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Thank you for writing this review. We want you to be satisfied with every purchase and every product you receive from us. We will be following up with you directly to see if we can help.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Great for every occasion
I bought this product about a year and a half ago for myself for Christmas and have put half of every 5 gal batch into one of them and bottles the other half. Needless to say I've still got bottles that haven't been drank because I forget about them and when one of the containers is empty Ive already got another batch to go into it. I've never had a problem with carbonation and the beer being flat. I still use the 5oz priming sugar packets to each 5 gal batch and carbonation turns out fine in the containers My brother has borrowed one a couple times to take to the cottage and it goes right out onto the boat with them and works just fine. It fits right in there cooler and they run the hose out the top of it for pouring. All in all I would say it's been a pretty good product and am looking into buying another kit.
May 25, 2016
Both boxes failed within a year
There's a reason why these boxes only have a 6 month warranty....mine failed within a year. Both boxes developed a small crack on the front (same spot on each box) and a pinhole which leaked out all my carbonation. There is no way to repair the holes so now they are worthless. I wrote to the company and have gotten no response...I'm not surprised...I have a feeling that I'm not the only one. Don't waste your money on these! It seemed like a great idea but they obviously have a lot more testing to do...I'll pony up for a real keg system now made of metal that won't crack!
March 19, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
We were able to get Rob a new BeerBox set and he will be writing an updated review soon. Although any failure is difficult to hear about, we will always do our best to make sure all customers are happy with their purchase from Northern Brewer!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Best use: taking a carbed beer away from home
My friend got these for his wedding, and I've borrowed them twice. We agree they are great for when you have a keg of beer but just need to take it with you to a party, beach, pool, etc. The dispenser works okay, but with no regulated pressure, it's easy to over-carb, thus getting a ton of foam. Another problem was keeping it cool... the size doesn't let you easily keep it in a cooler, and the beer line is a pain to run.Instead of buying some for myself I built a jockey box setup out of a new 2.5 gallon keg, ice chest, paintball CO2 tank, faucet, and beer lines... this came out to a similar price to the BeerBox. Works so much better for my purpose (and you can force carb it).
March 10, 2016
In Efficient System
I have tried several batches. The biggest problem has to do with increasing pressure and leaking. I don't recommend the system at all. Will be trying the compartmental kegs next. I recommend that you ignore the beer box and move on.
February 23, 2016
What a big disappointment!
I purchased this because it looked to be a time and space saver. Well i brewed 3 batches of different beers and they all swelled and had enough carbonation. But they all were flat tasting (just awful) and undrinkable./ So i tested a batch by only putting half in the beer box and bottling the other half. Well same results box beer was flat tasting and the bottles were just fine. Any ideas of what to do with a $200.00 piece of junk?
January 23, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer

If you are still having problems with you beer box we'd be happy to try and help you sort it out. Give us a call!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
It leaks
I wrote a review when I first purchased these kegs and wanted to update all with my experiences after several batches. I've never had problems with flat brew as some reviews have mentioned but I did have one spring a leak the other day. Judging from the other reviews, I'm not alone. The leak is apparently in the back side (opposite the dispensing port) seam. It was a mess but the leak seemed to stop when the pressure dropped below a certain point. According to my tire gage, the pressure never exceeded 15 psi, though it was close. The problem with these kegs is that you need to monitor the pressure constantly yet there is no good way to measure it. The boxes take on a permanent distended shape and it is impossible to tell how high the pressure is by looking at them. I'm guessing that even 15 psi is too high for them to hold together for long. I suspect the seams get weak after repeated pressure cycles and develop leaks. I would think that the manufacturer would have designed them to withstand a considerably higher (repeated) pressures as a safety margin.I am changing my score from 4 stars in my previous review to 1 because of this problem. Considering the price, these kegs could be a lot better.
November 6, 2015
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How hard is it to clean the boxes out
W E on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is not very difficult to clean the Beer box. Simply mix up some PBW in warm water inside of the Beer box, let it sit for about 30 minutes, shake it, empty and rinse. This will usually do the trick if you clean it as soon as you can after emptying it.
How hard is it to clean the boxes out
W E on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not easy, definitely. If you've ever tried to clean a traditional narrow-mouth carboy, then imagine that plus corners plus no visibility to check if it's actually clean. That said, I have a motorized carboy cleaner, so I just use that. I still recommend those boxes for all the benefits that come with not having to bottle. So if you are a slightly more advance brewer (and regular consumer of your brew, so that it doesn't have to sit around for a long time), then you might even have a carboy cleaner, in which case the cleaning issue is not a big issue.
How much priming sugar are folk using in these. I am having trouble getting a good carb. The obvious is to use more but at what point will it be too much?
Ezra E on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The amount of sugar used can vary a bit based on the beer you are making and the carbonation level you desire. About 2 oz of corn sugar for each box is most common. Here is a link to our priming sugar calculator that will help you get the proper amounts of priming sugars in your brews.

can you this to force carbonate with?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the manufacturer does not recommend doing that, and clearly states it in the directions. You're going to prime the beer with sugar, and allow it to condition in the beer box at room temp, then it will be chilled and dispensed with the CO2 injector. The instructions say not to exceed 15 PSI.
Is it possible to buy just one box with fittings? I'm just looking for a way to take some of my kegged beer to get togethers, so I don't need 5 gal of volume...2.5 is plenty for me
A shopper on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This system is only made available to to retailers in the two box system. You could contact the manufacturer to see if they have the ability to sell it that way. Sorry we can not!
I already have a begging system. Can I use this to carry and store already carbonated beer or do I have to carbonate in the beer box.
C O on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. Here is the instruction from the manufacturer how to do that: http://www.brewingtools.com/faq/
What is the best way to clean the BeerBox? I am getting bad odors that create bad flavors, and I can't get rid of them.
Dan K on Nov 14, 2015

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Do you use star san between each fill

As well as disassembling what you can and star sanitizing that

Another good option would be http://www.northernbrewer.com/beer-line-cleaner or http://www.northernbrewer.com/draftec-acid-line-cleaner-red To get rid of beer stone that might be present and harboring bacteria/fungi. and make sure whatever you put in the box

you run through the line as well.

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