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Old 07-18-2008, 11:34 PM   #1
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Looks like they have very reasonable prices on kegs and associated equipment (4 cornies shipped for $92), but I have never heard of them before. Any experiences?

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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They do have excellent prices and claim to be the supplier for other homebrew stores.

The information I found showed $92 before shipping. I'm in WA state and my cost per keg was going to be about $30 if I ordered from them.

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Hey, check out the single handled ball-locks. $20 a piece ($16 shipping to the Seattle area for 4), so it should be similar for you.

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Yeah, single handle is what I was talking about, I should have specified. I actually like them better than the doubles, as the posts are more accesible and the handles are replaceable, and cannot seperate from the keg.

I think I'm getting 4.

Edit: Hey McK, do you know of a cheaper place shipped? If I buy them locally, they are $40 apiece!!!!

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I do not. I pay $35 +tax locally myself. A couple of the e-bay retailers are comparable with the CHI company, but I think they are probably the cheapest overall.

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I do not. I pay $35 +tax locally myself. A couple of the e-bay retailers are comparable with the CHI company, but I think they are probably the cheapest overall.
kegconnection has pairs of used ones going for $50 + shipping.
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I have used them a couple of times now. No problems to date

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I ordered 4 cornies from them a few months ago. I got what I ordered, eventually, but their communication is lacking, to say the least. My order did not ship when originally promised. I found out later that I caught them between shipments from their supplier.

They also took a few days to answer emails, which is frustrating. After I emailed several times, they did finally reply with a shipment date. When I got the kegs, one didn't hold pressure, despite the fact they say they test each before shipping. They did ship me a replacement, free of charge, but it also took about 2 additional weeks for me to receive it.

You will get what you order, eventually. It just may take several weeks, and you shouldn't expect a quick reply to your questions. The keg quality was ok. From their website, I expected more. Of the 4 kegs, 2 had rubber that was cracked quite a lot. After scraping off the stickers and some barkeeper's friend, they look pretty nice though.

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I ordered 4 cornies from them a few months ago. I got what I ordered, eventually, but their communication is lacking, to say the least. My order did not ship when originally promised. I found out later that I caught them between shipments from their supplier.

They also took a few days to answer emails, which is frustrating. After I emailed several times, they did finally reply with a shipment date. When I got the kegs, one didn't hold pressure, despite the fact they say they test each before shipping. They did ship me a replacement, free of charge, but it also took about 2 additional weeks for me to receive it.

You will get what you order, eventually. It just may take several weeks, and you shouldn't expect a quick reply to your questions. The keg quality was ok. From their website, I expected more. Of the 4 kegs, 2 had rubber that was cracked quite a lot. After scraping off the stickers and some barkeeper's friend, they look pretty nice though.


So, considering the price, would you order from them again?
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I'll order from them for sure if I can get four kegs for under $100. I can't find a deal like that anywhere around here. Even if they need some work, I'd still come out ahead. Maybe next month.

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