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Old 07-10-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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I have an opportunity to get a good deal on a couple of smaller corny kegs but I'm not sure if I will have a use for them. I brew 5 gallon batches and don't intend to use two kegs for one batch. What else could I do with these kegs?

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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Bottle half a batch, keg the other half. That's what I do, only I have to waste a ton of space using 5-gallon kegs.

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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I'm in the same boat as you and I have one 2.5G keg. I use it quite frequently for portable beer...I use a beer out to beer out jumper line to transfer beer from a 5G keg to it.

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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I could use it at a local growler store. Rig up the beer in line. Bring it in sanitized and purged. Bleed pressure as it fills, in a counterpressure method.

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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ship them to me.

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #6
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How good of a deal. I'd certainly cover a finders fee for a few good 2.5's or 3's

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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Put regular water in it, carb it up, mix with flavored syrup for your own soda.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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You could sell those all day, any day.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #9
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Split your batches and do experiments. My favorites are split batches identical with two different yeasts. Or you could sour one, or you could dry hop it differently, add fruit. That way, if you don't care for the final product, you only have half a batch to pawn off on your friends. Also, you can learn the differences in different yeasts, hops, etc.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:55 PM   #10
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I'm looking for one to fit on the hump of my keezer! 3G will be perfect

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