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Old 06-28-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
Jun 2006
Camp Hill, PA
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I have had a tap system in my house much longer than I have been brewing. I decided to bottle my first batch, so I didn't have to deal with purchasing additional equipment at first.

Anyway, I wanted to see if there was a way to use the 1/6 barrel kegs that I purchase from the distributer? They are the standard ball tap kegs and only have a $10 deposit. So I could just drink the beer and then keep the keg for my homebrew. I am guessing that there is no way to do that, but I wanted to ask.

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Old 06-28-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Corny's can be bough cheap used ($15 uncleaned, ~$30 rebuilt). They are about the size of 1/6 kegs. Just a thought.

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Old 06-28-2006, 07:01 PM   #3
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never heard of a 1/6 keg but....

If you try to use a standard sankey conencted keg for homebrew youy'll end up spending some money and time in order to have the tools and knowledge needed to disassemble and clean a keg through a 2 1/2 inch hole.

Your best bet is to invest in a conversion kit for your standard coupler. Like this one: http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=6716

Lets you swap from a sankey setup to ball lock in a couple easy steps.
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