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Old 07-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #21
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Those two statements don't make any sense together. You don't have to be lucky to get them cheap, since there's very little demand for them, which is the same reason there's a bunch of didn't sell listings with very low starting bids and no reserve. How many of the overpriced ones with "buy it now" sold? The fact is that the going rate for used HS couplers is less than a new set of corny QD's, whether you choose to believe it or not.
QD's for cornies (a pair) cost less than $10:
http://www.ritebrew.com/category-s/1912.htm

A cornie plus QD's will cost you ~$50 without any last-minute-ebay-bid-sniping required. Anyone can get it for this much with no ebay skills required.

I do see some sold listings for very little on the HS couplers, so hopefully the OP can get those cheap.

Cheapest buy-it-now is $40 I think? There's one auction, too that will cost $20 with shipping. Isn't there some sort of attachment that is needed to go on the threaded top part of the coupler, too?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #22
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Would it possibly be cheaper to drill and add ball lock fittings and just buy new lids?
A quick search says probably not, by the time you buy the posts, diptube, lid, and QD's.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #23
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QD's for cornies (a pair) cost less than $10:
http://www.ritebrew.com/category-s/1912.htm

A cornie plus QD's will cost you ~$50 without any last-minute-ebay-bid-sniping required. Anyone can get it for this much with no ebay skills required.

I do see some sold listings for very little on the HS couplers, so hopefully the OP can get those cheap.

Cheapest buy-it-now is $40 I think? There's one auction, too that will cost $20 with shipping. Isn't there some sort of attachment that is needed to go on the threaded top part of the coupler, too?
I'll bet you a set of QD's that the OP won the set of 3 couplers he was bidding on, and paid less than $10 each even after shipping (winning bid was $15.75 +$10 shiiping). Yes, he will still need a beer nut and tailpiece for each one. They cost $1 each, so that's another $6. So he's likely got 3 working kegs for under $55. Still think he would have been better off buying standard cornies?
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I'll bet you a set of QD's that the OP won the set of 3 couplers he was bidding on, and paid less than $10 each even after shipping (winning bid was $15.75 +$10 shiiping). Yes, he will still need a beer nut and tailpiece for each one. They cost $1 each, so that's another $6. So he's likely got 3 working kegs for under $55. Still think he's better off buying standard cornies?
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #25
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Yep, I won those for $15.75 plus $10 shipping. That's three couplers for about $8.50 each. I will need the tailpieces and beer nuts for them. I have a few old sanke taps, so I'm hoping that the standard tailpieces and beer nuts will fit. They shipped yesterday; I can't frigging wait for them get here and check them out.

Problem is that I have everything bottled right now, and don't have anything in the primary, so I won't have anything to keg for a while. I need to get a batch brewed before I leave on vacation next week. I live in TX and it's hot as hell here right now and will be turning the AC way up when we leave. Can anyone suggest a good Saison recipe that I can get brewed before I leave and let it ferment at around 85 degrees?

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #26
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Nice job getting 3 kegs for a steal. Sorry I doubted it!
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #27
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I just picked up 2 of these with couplers for $20 each. Now I need to figure out what to do with them. I already have some ball locks but I hear the HS kegs are awesome to take to micro breweries to fill since it can be hooked up the same a standard sankey

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:15 AM   #28
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I have one of these Hoff-Stevens Keg Couplers and would like to sell it or trade it for kegging parts. PM me if you are interested

 
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