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Old 07-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default What kind of kegs are these?

Help... I'm new to kegging and just got my first kegs. I got a deal on three of these soda kegs on craigslist. When I showed up to pick them up, they were not pin lock, ball lock, or US Sanke. See pics. I went ahead and bought them because they were cheap and in great condition. I know that they were used for homebrewing in the past because there are beer styles and dates written on them. The guy I bought them from didn't know. They were left in the house that he just moved into. I'm guessing they are European style 1/6 barrel commercial kegs? What type of kegs are these, and does anyone know what exact type of couplers I will need to purchase? will I be able to find couplers and fittings for them? Does anyone have any experience with these? Any info would be great.

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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pub keg, looks like European sanke, def not the standard us type D.

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hoff-Stevens

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Maybe a reconditioned/converted keg???

Though the "covered up" in and out are in the wrong place for that...

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http://www.kegworks.com/company/keg-coupler-list


one of these



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Nope. ajwillys had it right, that's a Hoff-Stevens fitting right there, that needs one of these couplers...

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Thanks ajwillys and day_trippr. Definitely a Hoff-Stevens. That's stamped right on the top; didn't know it was important. Thanks for sending the kegworks link. That's definitely what I need. Do these work well? Does anyone have any experience with these?

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Wow...ONLY $75 plus shipping for EACH keg to get the right coupler?

I hope you got those kegs for free...otherwise re-hock them. You're gonna pay twice the cost of a cornie just for the coupler.

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Yeah, That $75 scared me, but there are quite a few to choose from on ebay for much cheaper. Some are bidding very low. Guess not a real hot commodity.

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Wow...ONLY $75 plus shipping for EACH keg to get the right coupler?

I hope you got those kegs for free...otherwise re-hock them. You're gonna pay twice the cost of a cornie just for the coupler.

Ahhh but you only need a couple of couplers depending on you set up... Corney kegs are getting hard to find at a resonable price,,, I know I have 20 of them...
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