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Old 11-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default WTB (Want To Buy) - I need Help! 2.5 Gallon Cornies Needed...

I acquired this really cool old fridge, and desperately want to turn it into a kegerator. I have done this kind of modification before, so am familiar with the process, but my need is some corny kegs. I found them on chicomapany.net but am reluctant to spend $120 each.

Who has some for sale?

I am willing to spend $50 each



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Old 11-17-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Good luck finding 2.5 (or even 3) gallon corny kegs at $50 each. I got mine from Rebel Brewer when they were under $100 each. They have them at that rate right now... http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/2.5-Gallon-%22Ball%252dLock%22-Kegs-%252d-New.html I use 3 gallon kegs in my brew fridge. Which are a bit more, right now. I get 6 gallons out of fermenting vessel, so I fill two kegs per batch. Gives me a decent rotation rate on brews that way.

BTW, with Rebel, if you get two kegs, the shipping per keg is really low. Normally about $13 for a pair to my door. I believe it's about $11 for a single keg, so for a couple dollars more (in shipping) you get a second keg. That's with UPS ground shipping, when I ordered last.



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I got a couple of these and have been pretty happy with them so far. Blowoff valve is a little cheap, but no problems with them so far. Easily the cheapest I have seen them.

http://www.homebrewing.org/25-Gallon-Ball-Lock-Keg-W-Metal-Handles_p_2823.html

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Have heard enough bad things about those new, cheap, kegs to NOT want one... Ever... The quality on the Italian made kegs is top notch. Zero issues with the ones I have (single metal handle) with everything being solid. IMO, it's worth paying a few dollars more for a keg that will last virtually forever. Chances are, the good ones will outlast you. Jury is still out on the cheap (Chinese) ones.

BTW, being able to stack the kegs (for me) is of no benefit. I wouldn't stack them on each other when full, and when empty, I have plenty of other ways to store them. Better off [IMO] spending a few dollars on a good shelving unit (that you can also use for other things).

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Golddiggie - where have you heard bad things about the kegs? I was concerned a bit when I ordered them (too good to be true) and looked and looked for bad reviews - but couldn't find any. Most people on the thread below seem to like them. Any links to negative reviews? Have considered ordering a couple more, but have been holding off so far, but would be interested in any bad experiences people have had.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/2-5-gallon-keg-336812/index7.html

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I am willing to spend $50 each
As golddiggie said, $50 each won't get you one. Maybe $80 each plus shipping could score you one or two, but I wouldn't sell mine for less than $100 a piece.

A few years ago (three or four maybe?), Williams Brewing had then for $50 apiece, and they sold out of them in like 24 hours!
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Williams Brewing had some new dinged ones for $60 earlier this month. Not sure if they still have some.

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Oh ya, here is the fridge i am putting them in





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That's an awesome fridge! How cool is that! Thanks for the photos.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2-5-Gallon-Ball-Lock-Keg-Draft-Beer-Kegerator-Home-Brewed-Tea-Soda-/271019433142?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1a04 5cb6

havent seen them cheaper than this in over a month..and this is a good deal even at the buy it now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-gallon-Ball-Lock-Corny-Keg-for-Homebrewing-Beer-/261129511685?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccc88 2305

i got lucky and ran into a guy selling kegs for $10 a piece.. including my two 3gallons and the 10 gallon, like yop said they arent cheap


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