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Old 02-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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I just got 5 kegs from someone who works at Coke for a total of $15 per keg. Sweet deal, I just threw out a price and he took it.

Anyways, he said Coke is switching from kegging for their pre-mix stuff to boxes, like packaged lined wine boxes. That means Coke will no longer use these kegs.

Will keg manufacturers stop making pin locks?
Are there enough kegs in circulation by homebrewers to not worry about it?

Either way, just thought I'd throw this information out there. Maybe you want to stock up or not.

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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No kegs around here for years. Boxes with bags in them.

I think there is plenty of supply around for us.

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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oh ok. I'm just paranoid then. My first dip into kegging and I'm thinking they're on the brink of extinction. OK

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Pepsi bottler in Danbury CT told me the same 2 years ago when I bought 10 ball locks off him.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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They are definitely getting rarer and pricier over the last several years due to the move to "soda in a bag". I bought a few for $20 or so each, and now the same kegs are $50 each. They are still around, though, at least for the near future.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Yup, they'll just get more expensive, but they will be around.

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:52 AM   #7
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Where to find these kegs. I just got a kegerator and need to find a few. Also need to convert the kegerator from sank

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:11 AM   #8
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Check craigslist. If you don't see it there, check again in a week. I thought I'd never find them, and that was only 2 weeks ago. Since looking, I've seen at least 8 ads, and I chose the best price.

if it's a last resort, I came across extra kegs so I could sell them to you. However, shipping would make it counter-intuitive. Unless I fill it with helium!

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:20 AM   #9
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No kegs around here for years. Boxes with bags in them.

I think there is plenty of supply around for us.
only post mix is sold in bag in box. They still use cornys for pre mix. Now if what the op was told is true then maybe they are coming up with something new which is entirely possible.
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i'm surprised anyone is still using cornys for soda. when i worked in good ol' fast food 10 years ago it was all bags.

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