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Old 09-18-2008, 02:07 AM   #11
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Chances of finding used equipment off Craigslist, Ebay, Local, etc. is better with the ball locks. Just a thought.
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:36 PM   #12
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I like ball lock kegs, because the poppet valve doesn't open until the connector is firmly attached.

The main plus for pin lock has to be that you can't mix-up the lines. But, if the plug is sticky, you can get sprayed before locking the collar.

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:51 PM   #13
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I've heard that complaint about pinlocks many times but not once have I ever sprayed or leaked beer during connect/disconnect. It seems like the O-ring is engaged on mine before the poppet is depressed.

Unless your source for pinlocks has an unbeatable price, go with ball lock. The only reason I went that way is because I had access to 20 of them for half the price as the next cheapest ball lock.

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:55 PM   #14
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Someone up there mentioned the size difference between the two. I know some folks that prefer pin locks, since they can can stack pin lock kegs two-high in their upright fridges. Some folks have fridges tall enough to stack ball locks. It's all a matter of your situation.


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Old 09-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #15
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pin locks, ball locks... two things here are important...


1.) 1 has balls, 1 has pins.

2.) Whichever you pick you're stuck with at least until you can afford, or desire, to switch back and forth.


The glory about these kegs is the parts are easily interchangeable and all too easy to take apart and clean. If you change your mind just get new fittings...

Corny kegs, whether pepsi or coke style, are the most versatile piece of pressure vessel I've had the pleasure of working with.

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pin locks, ball locks... two things here are important...


1.) 1 has balls, 1 has pins.

2.) Whichever you pick you're stuck with at least until you can afford, or desire, to switch back and forth.


The glory about these kegs is the parts are easily interchangeable and all too easy to take apart and clean. If you change your mind just get new fittings...

Corny kegs, whether pepsi or coke style, are the most versatile piece of pressure vessel I've had the pleasure of working with.
I stand to be corrected but I'm pretty certain that a Coke style keg with pin-lock disconnects cannot have the posts substituted with ball-lock disconnects. You go one way or the other or accept that you'll need extra fittings to cater for both.

For this reason alone I turned down a good deal on some pin-lock Cornies.
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I stand to be corrected but I'm pretty certain that a Coke style keg with pin-lock disconnects cannot have the posts substituted with ball-lock disconnects. You go one way or the other or accept that you'll need extra fittings to cater for both.

For this reason alone I turned down a good deal on some pin-lock Cornies.
I have both pin locks and ball locks just use the 1/4" mpt fitting on the end of lines and all works well can connect / disconnect, switch back and forth real easy.
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I prefer Coke because in the begining I could not keep the gas and outlet connections straight. I know that sounds dumb. But compare it to the Coke. Coke is idiot/drunk person proof.

With that said I own 6 Pepsi (7 up used Pepsi connectors too) and 2 Coke. I plan to give the 2 Coke cornies to my friend.

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