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Old 02-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Has anyone in CA found a source (or willing to share a source) for used ball locks. I've been posting ads on craigslist for over a year and only had one guy sell me 2 kegs in the last year. My brew day is on hold because I can't find corny kegs for less than $50 a piece. I know they are getting harder and harder to find, and really feel like I missed the boat on these. I only have 2 kegs and they're both occupied by aging/carbonating beers.

Originally I wasn't really willing to drive far to get them, but at this point, I'd drive across state to pick up 10 kegs. That still sounds a bit ridiculous, but you get my point.

Shoot me a PM if you have a secret source! haha

P.S. I found a guy in florida with hundreds that he'll sell for $38 a piece. $175 shipping for 20 kegs. Not bad I guess, but that is a small fortune.

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I think I'll bump this......

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Its tough. Your best bet is that guy in Florida - used cornys are getting so rare they are having to import them from S. American and elsewhere. I lucked out and my local brew club did a group buy from him and we got a deal. The bad news is I only got 4 -- I need 15 but I thought they would be easy to find locally, and they aren't :-/

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If they've absolutely gotta be ball lock, cornykeg.com sells pin locks that have been converted to ball for $40 a piece or so.

Edit: Actually, I just checked their website and they have original pepsi ball locks for not much more than that too.

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If they've absolutely gotta be ball lock, cornykeg.com sells pin locks that have been converted to ball for $40 a piece or so.

Edit: Actually, I just checked their website and they have original pepsi ball locks for not much more than that too.
Comes out to a little under $50 each shipped. Not too bad.
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So gone are the days of getting these for $20 or $30 bucks....bummer. That turns out to be quite a bit of money added to my budget. Considering I brew 10 gallons I need 2 for every batch, or I need to find something else to serve in.

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So gone are the days of getting these for $20 or $30 bucks....bummer. That turns out to be quite a bit of money added to my budget. Considering I brew 10 gallons I need 2 for every batch, or I need to find something else to serve in.
You'll only get that price via Craiglist (or such) and a group buy. Ball locks were ~$35 and Pins were ~$24 with the GB my local club did for 2 pallets from Florida.
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Where are they available in Florida? I am in Florida and in the market for some.

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Where are they available in Florida? I am in Florida and in the market for some.
Search ebay for "ball lock syrup tanks". When you see mceverdistributors you've found the guy. His cheapest price (for up to 20) seems to be $28 a piece. That'd be a great deal for you if you could pick them up!

For me, it's not a great deal. Great per unit price but shipping kills it, especially when you have to ship them on a pallet to california.
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