Using, Cleaning and Caring For Your uKeg™ Pressurized Growler
For more details, visit our How To Page, where you can also download the instruction manual that ships with each uKeg.
Where do I start?
How do I clean my uKeg™?
How Does The Regulator Cap Work?
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.
Carbonation Guide For Beginners
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!