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Old 11-20-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Best Craigslist find EVER in the history of homebrewing.

I just picked up two 5G Cornys + the beginnings of a keggle (kind of a sloppy cut, but it's too narrow of a hole anyways, so I can correct it) + a 1/4bbl Sanke that I can use as a fermenter (no spear).

Oh, you had a question?
The price I paid for ALL four of these items you ask?

$40 TOTAL I couldn't believe my eyes, and then we agreed on a time and place, and I can't believe the story didn't change....

I'll post some pics when I get a few minutes. One of the cornys has a Lagunitas stencil on it and must have had a past life there somehow...

I'm a bit excited!

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Old 11-20-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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I pulled a good one about a month ago. We were heading to Alabama and I always check local Craig's list ads any time that I travel. I found a listing for 2 new three gallon ball locks and misc. items for $150.00 in Pascagoula MS. When I arrived at the location I couldn't believe what the misc. items were. Along with the kegs were a 10#, a 5# and a 2.5# CO2 tank a single pass cold plate 10 sets of liquid/gas disconnects two regulators about 50 hose clamps two carb caps (for carbing 2liter bottles) 8 Cornelius gas lines and a handful of stainless hardware.

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Old 11-20-2013, 01:23 AM   #4
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Good score! Now make yourself a nice portable cooler for those.

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That's my plan. Between the 3 gallon kegs and 2.5 lb tank I should be able to get it pretty compact.

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Old 11-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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My HBC has a forum called craigslist finds, another brewer found this little jockey box. I called the guy, then he called me back about a day and a half later. I drove out to his house way out in the sticks. As I was paying him, he tells me he found the co2 tanks, and throws it in for free. The complete rig with a sanke tap and micromatic reg (no keg), for 80 bucks.

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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Default here's the pic




1/4bbl sanke fermenter, 1/2bbl keggle (needs to be cut properly/drilled), Lagunitas corny (pretty beat), and a flawless corny..
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You should try to get a spear for that tall 1/4 BBL, that is a nice keg. Throw a post up looking for a spear, someone cutting a keg is bound to have one.

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Even if you use it as a fermenter, you could use a sanke coupler and run the blow off tube off the gas side (without the check vlave) then use co2 later to rack from there.

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