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Old 09-01-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Are these 10 gallon kegs worth $180?
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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I brew 10 gal batches but I like to use 5 gal kegs and 5 gal fermenters. They are easier to move around, they give me more variety on tap etc. As far as the price, lets see... 5 gal Cornelius kegs are about $45, so 2 of them will cost you $90. He is selling them for $180 each. So no, it's not worth the money.

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Old 09-01-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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If I lived I Colorado, they would both be mine (I would offer 300 for both). If you use scooby brews logic a 2.5 gallon corny would be worth 22.50, when they go for $75-$100.


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Old 09-01-2011, 06:35 PM   #4
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If I lived I Colorado, they would both be mine (I would offer 300 for both). If you use scooby brews logic a 2.5 gallon corny would be worth 22.50, when they go for $75-$100.

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The 1G "syrup" tanks went for like $75 each on here too. It's more about rarity...there are tons of 5G cornies, much less so 10G and the smaller sizes.
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The novelty factor for a 10g corny keg is high but the practicality is low. A 10g corny is significantly more difficult to transport, fit in kegerators, etc. Filling two 5g kegs is just as easy as filling one 10g keg and at 1/4 the cost.

If you're serious about large scale kegging, consider sankey kegs.

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I don't even want to think about hefting a 90 pound keg up and over my keezer wall!

Oh damn - I thought about it!

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Use it for fermenting at pressure.


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I think that's the real appeal - it's an alternative to buying a conical, if you're dead-set on fermenting in stainless. Just for serving, you'd be better off with two 5-gallon cornies.
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