This 2.5 gallon stainless steel ball lock keg (also called a Pepsi keg or a Cornelius keg) features a permanently molded rubber bottom skirt, durable stainless steel strap handle, and easy-to-access ball lock fittings that make cleanup hassle-free. The ball lock keg meets NSDA voluntary standards and is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved. It is an excellent choice for storing and dispensing homebrew beer, wine, soda, kombucha, and even cold-brewed coffee. The stainless steel lid fastens tightly to the body and has a pull ring style pressure release valve that makes it easy to depressurize the keg. Working pressure must not exceed 130 P.S.I.G.
The tank is created by assembling the upper part (handle top), the lower part (rubber bottom), and the shell (calendared ferrule). The different metallic parts are assembled using round and longitudinal welding. All of the welds on the tank are automatically made following the TIG system in an inert atmosphere without any deposit of material. On top of the tank there is an oval opening (the mouth) that allows the tank to be closed using the lid. On the bottom of the tank there is a sump to enhance the draining off. Printed on the stainless steel external surface of the body there is information about the tank capacity, its identification numbers, and the manufacturer. The lid is made of stainless steel, features a pull ring relief valve, and is finished with a convenient handle.
The tank model "NC" is made of AISI type 304 stainless steel (1.4301) with NO. 2B mill finish steel sheet, which fulfills ASTM A240 specifications. All interior surfaces are smooth to prevent any possible dirt or contaminants from remaining inside after the keg has been washed and sterilized. Stainless steel does not react to magnetic attraction and its color does not change due to cleaning or sterilization. The body has a thickness of 0.70 mm.
The upper part of the tank is equipped with one liquid plug and one gas plug to allow for a quick disconnect from the draft dispense system. The gas plug has an incision on the hexagon and the liquid plug does not have an incision on the hexagon. They are both clearly marked by a stencil.
On the top part of the tank there are two welded stems through which the gas tube and the liquid tube are inserted into the tank and on top of which the plugs are fixed.
The bottom of the tank is covered with black hot vulcanized natural rubber bonded onto the steel. One stainless steel handle on the top provides easy handling. Four openings in the bottom skirt enhance the drain of water when the keg is upside down. The maximum outside diameter of the rubber part is larger than the outside diameter of the body, allowing the keg to be rolled and minimizing damage by impact.