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Old 10-18-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default The myth of the <$50 corny keg

I live in North County San Diego (close to Stone, AleSmith, Mission Brewery, Port Brewery, Lost Abbey, Karl Strauss, and many more). There are about 5 LHBS's within a 30 min drive. I've emailed every one. Most of them just say "try ebay."

There is one (ONE!) LHBS that sells reconditioned corny kegs for $60 a pop. Most of the ebay sellers are selling them for at least that much, which doesn't include the shipping ($20-$30 on such a large item). Craigs List searches as far north as LA have turned up nothing.

So my question is... where are you people finding these $20-$30 corny kegs!? I keep reading on these forums that corny kegs can be found for pretty cheap and that $60 is pretty overpriced. Am I just looking in the wrong places?

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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They are getting scarce as the kegs get scarce. It seems the only good deals are the occasional ones that pop up here when someone stumbles upon a bunch at the scrap yard.

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http://www.kegglebrewing.com/Two-Re-...-Keg_p_53.html

I believe that the shipping is reasonable, bringing the corny to around $50. If you bought the 4-pack, you'd get better shipping rates, and a base price of $37.50/keg.

There's also this http://www.kegglebrewing.com/Single-...-keg_p_70.html if you don't mind the lack of the top and bottom bumpers.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #4
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B3 has them at $32.95 (only pin lock in stock) and free shipping.

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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For one thing, most of us don't live in an area where a tiny 2 bedroom bungalow in need of major repairs can sell for a million bucks

I can pop over to my LHBS and score a nice clean ball lock for $40...

Cheers!

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This probably doesn't help, but I've picked up (my first) 9 in the past week for $100.

The first 5 I bought from someone getting out of the hobby and the other 4 were given to me by a friend that works at a soda distributor. However, I know some folks are picky and 6 of the 9 are pin lock. Since I am new to kegging that is fine for me, I'll just pick up the pin lock disconnects and probably wind up selling the three ball locks.

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B3 has them at $32.95 (only pin lock in stock) and free shipping.
Sorry, B3?
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:03 PM   #8
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Midwest Supply has them for $44.99.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/5-gal...-soda-keg.html

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B3 = More Beer

http://morebeer.com/

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Yeah I picked up a bunch at Northern Brewer a few years ago for $30 a piece. I didnt realize how the price has gone up on these. Im surprised no one is manufacturing them anymore on a smaller scale

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