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Old 03-31-2011, 05:17 AM   #1
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Default best ball lock prices?

So who has the best prices (shipping included) on refurbed ball locks? I have my 3 tap fridge conversion kit coming from keg connection, but wouldn't mind having 2 more kegs for back up and eventual expansion to 4 taps. Something else also tells me these things are gonna become quite scarce soon.

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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cornykeg.com has converted ball lock kegs in 4 packs for $104 and very reasonable shipping as well. They also sell them in singles for $28

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I order the 4 pack from sabco yesterday:

http://brew-magic.com/keg_spec_bllocks.html

Some people on HBT were very happy from them, so I give it a try.
It ended being 165 shipped in California. I looked around before ordering (kegconnection, kegcowboy, morebeer,...) and nothing was cheaper. I was also disappointed with the keg quality that arrived with my kit from from kegconnection. So I do not want to order kegs again from them (but the rest of the kit is great!)

The one from cornykeg are pin lock converted to ball locks. It is sure the cheapest way to go, but this kegs are smaller and wider, and would not fit in the keezer I am building.

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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cornykeg.com has converted ball lock kegs in 4 packs for $104 and very reasonable shipping as well. They also sell them in singles for $28
As you say, those are converted; i.e., pin locks converted to ball lock, so won't work for people who are looking for ball lock dimension kegs.
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anyone ever use/buy the single handled ball locks?

http://www.bvrgelements.com/keg_products.html

about halfway down the page for 22.75/keg

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:47 PM   #6
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KeggleBrewing.com also has a 4 pack of re-conditioned for about $128. I just ordered 4 from them on Monday, haven't gotten them yet.

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anyone ever use/buy the single handled ball locks?

http://www.bvrgelements.com/keg_products.html

about halfway down the page for 22.75/keg
I have one of those that came from my LHBS - no issues with it. I wouldn't hesitate to snag a few at that price, unless you really want two handles.
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I know the OP asked for the best price on refurbished ball locks, but I'm going to ignore that for now...

I bought a 4-pack of UNrefurbished ball lock kegs from MoreBeer for $125 shipped. The kegs still had some soda inside, but were/are in quite good condition for used kegs -- much better than the kegs I received as part of a kit from KegConnection.

As a matter of principle, I always disassemble, clean, and refurbish my own kegs for peace of mind anyway. I bought enough o-rings from McMaster to do 20 kegs for about $30, when it seems like all brew shops I've seen want to charge ~$3.50 for a kit to refurb a single keg. I'll be set on o-rings for a very long time, and probably won't ever have to buy post or dip tube rings again (they come in 100-packs, whereas the big lid rings come in only 5- or 10-packs).

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:04 PM   #9
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I ordered the 4 pack from kegs.com/sabco/brew-magic.com - $152 shipped to Kansas. The kegs are very nicely reconditioned and look fantastic. Once of mine was missing an o-ring and another I had trouble sealing at the lid. Sent an email to them and got a reply the next morning with the correct answer (bend the handle just a bit to tighten the connection) AND I received a new lid in the mail along with a full gasket kit just a couple of days later. I'm going to order more from them soon.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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anyone ever use/buy the single handled ball locks?
The single handled ones are nice because the handles are plastic, and won't get the rubber black mess all over your hands.
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