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Old 09-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #11
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the main difference is that ball-lock keg parts are cheaper and easier to get than pin-lock, other than the height/circumference differences
Uhhhh, nope! Pin lock are usually cheaper and easier to find (because everyone has ball lock). Check out www.kegconnection.com for great prices.

I'm all pin lock!!


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Old 09-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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I only use pin locks. They are cheaper and its impossible to hook it up with the wrong hoses.


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Old 09-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #13
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I only use pin locks. They are cheaper and its impossible to hook it up with the wrong hoses.
This and this also make it quite difficult to hook up the wrong connections.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:54 AM   #14
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the ones that i have seen havn't been labeled in that manner. pin locks are still cheaper though
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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I too am considering starting with pin lock b/c they're now cheaper. However, is there a way to vent oxygen when carbing (to prevent oxidation of the beer) as I've seen many talk about and demonstrate with the relief valve that's on top of ball locks kegs?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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This and this also make it quite difficult to hook up the wrong connections.
Why the pic of the ball lock kegs?
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I have pin lock kegs with ball connectors and manual relief valve lids. they've morphed into ball locks over the years.
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Why the pic of the ball lock kegs?
He was pointing out that many ball lock kegs also make it "difficult" to hook things up wrong by explicitly labeling which post is which. Not as effective as a physically being unable to hook things up backwards, but unless you're hooking up kegs in the dark, seems like it should be sufficient if one is paying attention.
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I have pin lock kegs with ball connectors and manual relief valve lids. they've morphed into ball locks over the years.
I was looking at buying some pin locks without relief valves on top, although the vendor provides piece to push onto one of the posts to relief pressure. However, I don't see how this would let you vent oxygen when carbing b/c gas would be going in and pressing down on the out post would spray beer, right?
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He was pointing out that many ball lock kegs also make it "difficult" to hook things up wrong by explicitly labeling which post is which. Not as effective as a physically being unable to hook things up backwards, but unless you're hooking up kegs in the dark, seems like it should be sufficient if one is paying attention.
I read that one wrong.


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