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Draft Brewer® Cannonball® 1.75 Gallon Mini Keg

$99.99

SKU# K513

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Small and mighty. Introducing the Draft Brewer® Cannonball®—the first ball-lock mini keg that packs the power of a draft system into a portable, compact 1.75 gallon barrel. Artillery for the small batch brewer. Carbonate homebrew in minutes, not weeks. Real-time carbonation control. A quick pressure adjustment and you’re instantly pouring perfect pints. The Cannonball® blasts 3- and 5-gallon kegs out of the water. Barely bigger than a milk jug, it slides straight onto a fridge shelf, pops in a cooler or drops right into your trunk. From tailgating to camping, a picnic or a party, the Cannonball® is the party-powering ammunition you need to have a good time, anytime and anywhere. Cannonball® kegs are easily stackable once ball-lock disconnects have been attached. Also available as a Keg System Note: Does not include a CO2 Tank
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Draft Brewer® Cannonball® Mini Keg

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Product Details
Small and mighty. Introducing the Draft Brewer® Cannonball®—the first ball lock mini keg that packs the power of a draft system into a portable, compact 1.75 gallon barrel.

Artillery for the small batch brewer. Carbonate homebrew in minutes, not weeks. Real-time carbonation control. A quick pressure adjustment and you’re instantly pouring perfect pints.

The Cannonball® blasts 3- and 5-gallon kegs out of the water. Barely bigger than a milk jug, it slides straight onto a fridge shelf, pops in a cooler or drops right into your trunk. From tailgating to camping, a picnic or a party, the Cannonball® is the party-powering ammunition you need to have a good time, anytime and anywhere.

Cannonball® kegs are easily stackable once ball lock disconnects have been attached.

Dimensions
Base Diameter (diameter of body): 9"
Height of Body (not including handles): 9.375"
Height with Handles: 10.75"
Base Inset/Top of handle diameter: 8.5"

Note: Does not include a CO2 Tank
Additional Information
Reviews
4.2 / 5.0
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I love these.
Just bought my third one, probably get a fourth as four of these will fit on the bottom shelf of my standard size fridge. They just need about 11"of height to fit in there. A nice option for those who want to keg but aren't ready to build a kegerator. Mine share the fridge with the food. I just charge them as needed, CO2 tank is next to fridge, I reach in with hose for a quick charge when the beer/cider slows a bit, don't even have to take them out. I keep some silicone oil handy for all the O-rings, keeps the seal tight and helps the fittings come on and off easy. The handles are stronger than they look, I shake the hell out of them to speed up carbonation they feel solid. Cheers!
March 7, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would Love to Love It...But...
I've had my keg for about a year now. It's had two batches of beer and two of cider in that time. During the previous batch, a beer, the keg wasn't holding a good seal. I noticed today as I kegged sone cider that the lid wasn't sitting correctly, so I changed out the lid's gasket. Nice fit...looked great...but now that pressure is starting (trying) to build, the seal won't hold. Still. No damage I can see on the lid nor the rim. I'm at a loss...and have cider on the basement floor to boot. I would love to love this little guy, but he's making it really tough.
View of keg lid with cider bubbling out.
View of keg lid with cider bubbling out.
January 28, 2018
Nice little keg
I would recommend the Cannonball keg if you also have a 3 G. keg since the Cannonball can hold the rest of a 5 G. batch. I wish NB provided 1.75 or 2 G. small batch kits witch could fit in the Cannonball. That would be nice!
January 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Kegging Tips
If this is your entry to kegging, here are a couple of tips:
1. The O-Ring on the lid should be coated with food grade silicone grease (available from NB). The mating surfaces and the O-Ring can contain very fine irregularities which the grease can fill and seal. Also put a light coat on the ball valve O-Rings.
2. Always run the pressure up to 30 PSI to set the O-Ring. This is usually done during forced carbonation but is needed. Reduce the pressure to the appropriate level after sealing.

This should eliminate the sealing problems.
January 10, 2018
Exactly what I needed
I like the small size of this keg, works great for carbonating about 1/2 of my home-brew. The build quality of the Cannonball is excellent. Fits perfectly in my mini fridge.
January 5, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Comes in handy!
Great mini-keg to take to outings. Fits in most coolers to stay very chilled! Easy to clean and sanitize. FYI, this mini-keg has a 60 max psi
August 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
A great mini keg!
This mini keg is great for small batches. I love the ability to stack them and ease of portability. It fits in the keezer, fridge, etc without issues.
I'm so glad I got this. Beats bottling, at least for me!
July 21, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Cannonball mini keg
Works amazing for my mini batches. No complaints here
May 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Poor quality
The weld seams were of poor quality with a lot of porosity and they were not finished by grinding to leave a smooth surface. This leaves a ridge on either side of the weld that can harbor unwanted microorganisms and will be difficult to sanitize. This product is not worth $100. I returned it for a refund. Northern Brewers customer service for the return was great. Five Stars for the CS dept.
April 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Doesn't seal well
I would recommend you find a different one. I have been having a hard time getting this to seal well. you would think the pressure test these first.
March 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from Northern Brewer
Customer Service will be reaching out to see if we can help with some troubleshooting tips, or anything else.
March 20, 2017
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What is the maximum pressure that this can hold?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It says do not exceed 60 psi on the keg
Where would you get extra o rings? Is there a part number list?
Joshua T on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The used keg seal kit is all the same Orings you would use. Product KX15
How do you clean keg? It says do not remove lid.
L A on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Laurie,

That doesn't sound right... you do need to remove the lid for cleaning. Under the picture of the keg, click on "Additional Information," and there will be a 2 page PDF with detailed instructions. On the second page, there's a run-down on keg cleaning.

I hope that helps! Let me know if my answer isn't helpful.

Cheers!

Charles
Can you use a C02 charger with this? If so, how do you carbonate?
Brad S on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can add an appropriate amount of priming sugar to the keg

seal with the CO2 charger

then store at room temperature for 2-

weeks. The CO2 charger is best used to supply sealing pressure and the serving pressure when dispensing.
Can the out, or long dip tube be removed? Just opened my new keg and mine seems stuck. Hate to force it.
A shopper on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have several of these and have taken both the gas and liquid dip tubes out several times. After you take off the ball lock post you should be able to stick your hand in the keg and push the tube up.
where are these made? are they 304 or 316 stainless?
J U on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is made in China. Not sure which SS it is, but Im pretty satisfied with the product. I have two of those and only one cons. The firt one I bought I believe that the liquid valve was not machined properly and it requires a hammer to insert the ball lock!!! The second one is in perfect condition. I will buy a new valve to replace this one.
Has anyone trimmed the handles off this thing? They add an absurd amount of height - I could see how that might help stacking but hey are pretty big.
B R on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No reason this could not be done, but we have not tried this. Perhaps some of our customers could chime in though! Cheers!
Can it be used with regular co2 for dispensing.
M G on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The keg can be used with regular co2.
Can the Mini Kegs be stacked with fittings attached?
A C on Nov 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hey Alex

The mini kegs can be stacked with fittings attached.
Can this be used with a CO2 charger? If so, how do you carbonate?
Brad S on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, can be used with CO2 charger. Best way to carbonate in a keg is: add sugar and let sit at room temp for 1 week. This is just like bottle conditioning and I find it yields better results than force carbonating. If it is 5oz of priming sugar for a 5 gal batch, use 1 oz for the cannonball.
Do you guys sell an insulated bag for these? That'd be super nifty...
jesse k on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not sell an insulated bag. Cheers!
Is it possible to get the height of three of these kegs when stacked? Would love to fit three in my kegerator. I can add the height of three but it looks like you lose an inch of height or so when they are stacked one on top of the other.
D R on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That would be about 31.75" for 3, stacking takes off about 1/4" per cannonball keg from the 2nd one up.
If you are using 5 oz. of priming sugar for a five gallon batch, why are you only using 1 oz. for this 1-3/4 gal. keg? One would assume you would need 1.75 oz. of priming sugar. If you want to carbonate with sugar, I plan on putting the priming sugar in the five gallon batch in the bottling bucket, then fill the cannonball and fill bottles with the rest of the batch.
Dennis K on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 5 oz of priming sugar is generally a bit more than is actually needed for a 5 gal batch. You could use our priming calculator to determine the exact amount of sugar needed, but for ease and clarity we round up to 5 oz. When scaling down, it rounds out to be closer to 1oz. However, the exact amount of sugar needed will depend on volume, temperature and style of the beer.
When will this keg be back in stock
M S on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do have a couple in reserve. If you wanted to purchase one

we could take an order for one over the phone. Otherwise I think we will be able to make them active on the website in early November.

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