I'm new to kegging and am about to purchase a keg system with a party tap faucet and 5lb Co2 tank. I'm on the fence as to wether to purchase a new or a used/reconditioned keg.
Based on searches, I've read that the poppets are very difficult to remove on the new Italian made kegs. Would this create any long term issues?
The difference in price between new vs reconditioned appears to be +/- $30 when purchasing as a complete kit.
Can anyone comment on the Italian made kegs at the link above as compared to a reconditioned keg? i.e. durability, steel thickness, etc.