The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Commercial Beer in Corny Kegs

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-22-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
Zixxer10R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 525
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Commercial Beer in Corny Kegs

So i recently found out that my kegerator can hold a combination of 1 "new" style 1/6th Sankey keg and one Corny, OR 2 Corny's.

Rahr uses either converted 5 gallon corny's, or the new style 1/6th Sankey which is about 1/4" bigger in diameter than a Corny.

My question to you all is this: Which other brewers, who sell kegs, fill converted Corny's or the 1/6th Sankey i spoke of before? If i ever let my homebrew pipeline slack i want to know which guys i can go buy to bide time until my pipeline is back up and running?

__________________
Diablo Pass Brewing Co.
Zixxer10R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
cjb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 205
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Most of my local breweries are happy to fill a standard ball-lock Corny for around 50 bucks. They usually fill kegs on Fridays, so it's best to drop it off Thursday night or earlier in the week and pick it up Friday afternoon.

__________________
cjb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
Beezy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,384
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Well I am sure each brewery has their own schedule but I know some of them will do it for you. You have to make arrangements ahead of time.

__________________
Beezy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
Zixxer10R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 525
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I appreciate your inputs guys, but the ABC laws here in TX require a distributer to be in between me and the actual brewery.

This may require input from guys only in TX, or at least someone familiar with the laws...

__________________
Diablo Pass Brewing Co.
Zixxer10R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
ReverseApacheMaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,887
Liked 228 Times on 191 Posts

Default

Right -- breweries in Texas cannot sell directly or fill your containers.

I have seen Rahr kegs at bars in Fort Worth that look to be corny kegs. They are pretty beat up and worn which suggests they have been in use for a while and are not the newer sanke kegs. I'm not sure if Rahr sells those kegs through any bottle shops. Your best place to look is probably majestic (or specs, when they open in Dallas).

__________________
ReverseApacheMaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
Zixxer10R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 525
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm looking for places other than Rahr that does this type of thing. Rahr has good stuff but it's not groundbreaking for particularly exciting.

__________________
Diablo Pass Brewing Co.
Zixxer10R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
remilard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,655
Liked 38 Times on 37 Posts

Default

It would be pretty easy to fill a corny from a sankey with a jumper line and spunding valve. Same way you transfer corny to corny, slightly different hardware. Just set the hardware up for $30 in 5 minutes and then buy what you want in Sanky.

__________________
remilard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 06:11 PM   #8
Zixxer10R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 525
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm guessing my post was way too vague because i haven't gotten a response that answered my question posed yet.

I'm not looking for a way to transfer commercial beer to a corny, i'm not looking to find Rahr brews in Sankey-converted corny kegs.

I AM, however, looking for OTHER breweries that provide the liquor stores (since TABC laws prohibit direct purchase) with kegs that have either been converted from Ball/Pin lock, or are the new Sankey 1/6th barrels that are only 1/4" larger in diameter.

__________________
Diablo Pass Brewing Co.
Zixxer10R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #9
RosewaterFoundation
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

OP: I know of a bottle shop that sells cornies of Rahr, Deschutes, Sam Adams, Pilsner Urquell, Breckenridge (I think), and several others (can't remember off the top of my head).

__________________
Brewing Blog:http://barleywaterbrewing.wordpress.com/
RosewaterFoundation is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2011, 07:26 PM   #10
Zixxer10R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 525
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Where is this shop Rosewater? I'm really interested in Deschutes and Breck...

__________________
Diablo Pass Brewing Co.
Zixxer10R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10 or 15 gal corny kegs? jgardner6 General Beer Discussion 8 09-28-2012 08:59 PM
Used commercial kegs Cammykinnis General Beer Discussion 4 05-13-2010 03:50 AM
How common are infected kegs with commercial microbreweries? agusus General Beer Discussion 13 09-11-2009 04:59 PM
Cleaning commercial kegs Tuzlo General Beer Discussion 14 02-17-2009 10:44 PM
Dimensions of Commercial Kegs Reverend JC General Beer Discussion 3 06-13-2008 06:43 PM