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Old 10-10-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
Sep 2007
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Is there any advantage of getting one style keg over the other? Or is it as simple as there are more ball lock kegs available?

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Old 10-11-2007, 12:04 AM   #2
Apr 2007
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From my understanding the ball lock kegs are more common. I believe parts are cheaper for ball lock kegs. I hope this helps.

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Old 10-11-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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Also, ball locks tend to be taller and skinnier than pin locks. So, if size is an issue...

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:58 PM   #4
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My advice - is just choose - I do not think it really makes a huge difference. but Make sure that you stick that type from then on out - for ever and ever.

My personal preferance is Ball lock, but I was given 4 pepsi soda kegs and so I had that as my base, and have bought 5 more since then.

Check your local HBS, find out what they sell most of - and what repairs they have, and then go with that model.

Nothing - Out of room - have to bottle something before I can fit more on the aging shelf.

Lost count, too many damn carboys

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #5
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I have pin locks but that's because I got a nice score from craigslist. My LHBS carries stuff for both so I don't really have any issues.

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