The uKeg 128 keeps beer fresh and carbonated for 2 weeks
Vacuum insulated 8/18 stainless steel keeps beer cold all day and Interchangeable Tap Handle â handle can be changed to personalize or represent your favorite brewery.
Variable Pressure Regulation Cap (VPR Cap) maintains perfect carbonation
Share your beer and homebrew with friends at parties and BBQs
1-year warranty & lifetime customer support
Our uKeg 128 pressurized growler is a mini keg in the size of a full-gallon growler, keeping beer cold and fresh on the go or at home. Durable, double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel. CO2 regulator cap with customizable tap handle and gauge. Brass carrying handle. Includes two 16 gram CO2 cartridges.
From the Manufacturer
The way the brewer intended. With vacuum insulated 8/18 stainless steel, your beer stays deliciously cold all day. Our integrated VPR Cap technology provides a carbonation system to keep your beverage brewery fresh, and perfectly carbonated. The uKeg can also be used to force carbonate your own homebrew or other carbonated elixir.
Besides quality, the best part about beer is toasting it. From your refrigerator or tailgate. The dispensing tap lets you easily serve your beer at home or at parties. This makes the uKeg a great way to share your own homebrew or local favorites.
18/8 Stainless Steel. Keeps beer cold all day.
VPR cap automatically maintains carbonation. From zero (off) up to 15 psi. One 8 gram CO2 cartridge lasts for one growler fill.
Easy to pour. Makes you the bartender.
GrowlerWerks is a company that defines the spirit of travel as we have invented the ultimate travel companion. The uKeg was designed with the core idea to savor your beer, sparkling wine, kombucha, cider, or any other carbonated beverage you enjoy, to the last drop and share it with friends wherever you escape to.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Craft. Innovation. Ease
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
A love of good beer, and a desire the make the experience better. Weâre beer lovers living in a beer region. Who knows which came first, the love or the beer, but as engineers we recognized the need for a better solution. We decided to focus our skills and efforts on this endeavor.
What makes your product special?
After testing all the available options, we realized nobody had cracked the code on a pressurized growler that works. So we designed the uKeg: Itâs easy to use, with an automatic regulator cap and integrated CO2, variable carbonation from zero (off) up to 15 psi, and a dispensing tap so you can easily pour beer without removing the cap. It also has a liquid sight glass, an ergonomic handle, and itâs easy to clean.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Ideas are fun and creative, and turning those ideas into high quality products is challenging. We’ve focused our deep engineering and design experience to produce a high quality product. It takes a lot of work and coordination to get it right, and we’re proud when our beer-loving customers are happy.
|Item Weight||4.75 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9 x 6.8 x 11.9 inches|
|Item model number||uKeg 128 SST|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
- Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
- User manual Manual [PDF]
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
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Then I noticed that the tap locking mechanism didn’t seem to operate. I would push it in, but then I could easily override it by pulling the tap handle. “That’s not how that’s supposed to work,” I said to myself. After about a week I was in the garage and I decided to take a closer look. So I grabbed the unit and pushed as hard as I possibly could on the locking mechanism. With veins bulging in my neck the mechanism finally *popped* all the way through as intended and locked the tap. There was clearly something wrong with the machining or fitting on this piece but brute force finally won out. This part of the unit now works properly as intended and no longer requires me to lean on it with all my might, it slides back and forth with normal pressure.
Anyways the kit came with two CO2 chargers. This is a finicky product. In order to maintain a consistent level of carbonation one has to monitor the gauge after each pour. This isn’t surprising as fluctuations in temperature and volume within the mini keg will require you to adjust how much CO2 goes in. So just keep in mind, if you are seeking 5-10 psi and you just filled the keg, that the amount of turn on the CO2 bit doesn’t need to be that much. Once you place it in the fridge the CO2 will climb above whatever you originally set it at. Then after you take some pulls you will need to reintroduce more CO2. This should be expected as this is a very simple mechanism for introducing CO2 and really is not a science. The beer itself comes out fine in my opinion.
Lastly, and this is sort of the thing that really made me question the QA of the company, was in February I was out of CO2. I ordered CO2 cartridges for the 128 specifically from Growlerwerks on amazon. Well they arrived about a week or more later since the cartridges have to be shipped via ground. I specifically ordered from Growlerwerks to be safe. I knew I could get similar cartridges elsewhere but was worried they would not fit correctly. So just the other night when I got a chance to refill the growler for the first time since February I put a new CO2 cartridge in…it doesn’t fit (picture attached). These cartridges cost over $30 with shipping. They are not after market or made by a company with no affiliation with Growlerwerks. The packaging is Growlerwerks packaging and was ordered from them on their amazon store. This, to me, is the most unacceptable part of the entire thing and solidifies my belief that the product is suffering from it’s own poor quality checks. If it were not for these issues listed above I would say this product it very good, maybe even excellent, however because of one small issue after the next it’s OK at best. So beware that the product does work as advertised when everything is going perfect but the company themselves seems to be dropping the ball on quality, which hurts the product.
February 11, 2018
March 15, 2017
There are two features that really make the GrowlerWerks products stand out above the others I researched: (1) the adjustable pressurization system and (2) the built-in pressure gauge. There is a bit of a learning curve involved with getting the pressure right, but the end result is worth it — now I have a gallon of the best seasonal IPA on tap… in my own fridge!
Very pleased with this purchase. I will probably get one of the 64 oz GrowlerWerks later on to have something smaller to take on camping weekends.