Most winemakers appreciate the simplicity of using a keg for topping up barrels... apply nitrogen or argon gas pressure and you top up your barrels as needed. Our version of the cellar keg has a couple unique twists, designed after using most others on the market.
We start with a brand new 50 Liter Stainless Steel Keg. We cut out the original valve and weld in a 4" tri-clamp ferrule. Some winemakers have told us they do not need the 4" opening. However, the cost difference between a keg with a 2" or 4" opening is very little, and boy is the 4" opening nice when you want to clean it quick by hand. The larger opening also comes in handy for small producers who may need to add oak staves into a cellar keg for structuring.
A unique feature of our Cellar Keg is the 1.5" tri-clamp wine-out connection positioned at a 90 degree angle to the keg. Clamp on a butterfly valve for a consistently sanitary, easy-to-use connection. If you buy a Cellar Keg with a threaded connection the ball-valve that you attach gets contaminated and is hard to clean.