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Old 05-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Short ball lock kegs

I may be grasping at straws here, but I'm looking for a 5 gallon ball lock keg that is ~22" tall or shorter.

In my searches I've found out that pin lock kegs are generally 22" tall and that ball lock kegs are generally 25" tall.

I have a link saved where someone was selling short 22" ball lock kegs, but the link is dead.

Someone on another board said that on some pin lock kegs you can swap out the pins for balls, but I've not been able to find any additional information about this.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks in advance

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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2½ gallon new cornelius type keg @ Williams Brewing

You can use 2 of these and split your 5 galon batch between them....

There are also 3 galon kegs out there, just fill a keg, then bottle the rest.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:07 PM   #3
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I know about those, but I'm trying to keg on a budget here.

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The pin locks are indeed shorter but as to changing the posts I dont think it works without modification. There are even some 20 1/2 inch ones out there but they are 4.75 gallons


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I know about those, but I'm trying to keg on a budget here.
they can be found used on ebay and craigslist
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the ones on eBay now are going for $85 or so and there aint **** on craigslist here for brewing most of the time.

There was a 2.5 gal corny that went for $45 a couple weeks ago, but I was a moment too late to snag it.

I've got a couple emails in to some of the large keg wholesalers to see if they can help

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Some kegs have interchangable posts. You might run into a PinLock keg that has a different sized thread....
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/got-...dapters-81671/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/conv...ll-lock-78350/

What about buying some pinlock QDs?

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