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Old 05-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Bellingham, WA, Washington
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Does anyone have any experience with these new 2.5 gallon Ball Lock Kegs?

I just discovered them for the first time at Williams Brewing. Imported from China, looks like a bargin alternative to the expensive Italian ones, but I'm curious about the quality. They also have a 1.75 gallon version. Thanks for the information.

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Damn, that is a bargain. I don't have any experience with them, but I may in the near future based on that price.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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Nice specs! I have wanted a supplementary keg since i bought my 3 gallon'r. Thanks!
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There are actually techniques that some use that are an open fermentation where they basically ferment in a bucket covered in aluminu, alumini, aluemin... tin foil.

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Is that a good price? I guess I'm used to buying used 5 gallons for about half that. It would be nice to have a smaller one for a dorm sized fridge kegerator or even for batches that run a little bigger than my 5 will hold but...
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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Just bought a 3 gallon from someone who had a 3 gall and 2.5 gal to sell. Pm me if you want me to look up her info.

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:52 AM   #6
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With the larger lid, I wonder if the standard o-ring stretches around it ok. They're only $10 more for the typical one at rebel brewer.
If someone buys one of these, post back if they're thin as hell.

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