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Old 05-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Trying to make the jump to kegging

I just found someone selling some ball lock kegs for $25 a piece. I thought this might be a good time to get into kegging as I have been brewing a bit more lately and I'm getting tired of bottling. He said that they are 15 yrs old and he never used them so they have been sitting in storage. The cheapest I've seen at the two LHBS is $40, which I know is kind of expensive and if it's just a matter of seals they aren't expensive to replace. I'm just kind of wondering what some of you with actual experience with kegging would do. I plan on making a final decision after inspecting them, but would like some input. Thanks


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Old 05-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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they will more then likely need new seals.. seal kit is only 8 bucks. if hes not going to get rid of them instantly buy 1 and see how it goes. if theres no probs buy them all. good investment


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That's kind of what I was thinking. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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around here 55$ + tax just became the new standard price for corny's for 25$ is they are in good shape, is a great deal.. at least in my parts
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Yeah I just paid $50 or more for a couple reconditioned ones online after I got tired of watching craigslist, sounds like a great deal to me. Still waiting for mine to come!

You can buy a set of o-rings for $5-10, as Greenbasterd mentioned, or check out the sticky in the "equipment" section with links to buy them in bulk on McMaster. You can spend $30-40 and have enough seals to last you a lifetime! Enjoy kegging, I can't wait to get into it.
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Here: LHBS sells them for $62. Another person in town for $50.

Sounds like a good deal. If you have a C02 (or know someone who will let your borrow one) you could bring it with you to see if they seal
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I just bought 3 at my LHBS for $50+tax each. 25 is a steal these days.
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My dad has a co2 tank that he uses for work. would i need the keg connection end and how would I go about checking them? This is all new to me.
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Just make sure the rim is not bent anywhere and I think thats a good deal.
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My dad has a co2 tank that he uses for work. would i need the keg connection end and how would I go about checking them? This is all new to me.
Check out YouTube on beginning kegging. Northern has some good videos that covers all those basic questions.


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