Originally Posted by Revvy
I have a feeling that now that cooper's owns mr beer, we may be seeing pressure barrels on the market here. But maybe not, because like you all kinda thought, corny kegs are readily available here.
Not readily available for long. My LHBS has been sold out of ball lock kegs. Their price? $65 +tax.
Next closest LHBS... extra 20 miles... $45... they get them in one or twice a month, sell out in a day or two each time.
Third closest LHBS... extra 30 miles downtown in traffic... $60, tax included, but they need to be rebuilt. Last used for Sambucha and left a bit dirty inside.
I bought some on CraigsList yesterday. Just happened to be browsing at the right time. Emailed 12 minutes after he posted, and I was the second person to email. 10 minutes later, he already had 5 more emails. I lucked out that the first guy flaked.
Yeesh. So much work just to get a keg.
Back on topic. Revvy's right, OP. That thing isn't going to carb as fast as bottles. It'll be a touch bubblier than still in a week, but not much more.