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Old 05-08-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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Just bought two of these on ebay. Nice portable little 8 pint containers.

Has anyone here ever seen 1 gallon kegs before? The auctions said that they are coke tanks, but the liquid side looks like a ball-lock. As for the gas side... I don't know what kind of connections that is. Hoping somebody can help me figure it out. I will be absolutely thrilled if when I get these I can just remove that connection and throw on some regular ball-lock gas side connections.

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Old 05-08-2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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I've spent the last hour looking all over the place and searching for every term and combination of terms I can think of and I can't find anything about a 1 gallon cornelius style keg even existing. I can't even find anything like it on ebay.

When you get those in (I assume you don't have them physically in hand yet...), a decent picture of that fitting as well as a list of any manufacturer markings on the tank would help identify it and the fitting.

It looks like you should be able to take off the fittings that are on it and replace them with standard ball lock fittings. Possibility you might need an adapter if the ball lock fittings don't match the holes on the keg.

There is always the possibility that these are custom and not mass manufactured. Good luck figuring out where the hell they came from. I'm not sure I would have paid that much for them though...

 
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:12 AM   #3
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Sweet. I'd kill for a few of those. What is your address?
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:20 AM   #4
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Those things rock. Never seen anything less than 3 gallon - which is what I'd really prefer. It looks like you can probably swap the gas side for a regular ball lock fitting. It's probably worth snatching as many of these as you can.
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:33 AM   #5
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Congrats, you outbid me on those.
I have a handful of these and they are great. Unfortunately you can not just unscrew the current gas in and then screw in a corny gas post.

 
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #6
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I'm not sure I would have paid that much for them though...
Honestly didn't think I'd win them both...but I've never seen these before, and wasn't sure that I'd ever see them again so...

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Congrats, you outbid me on those.
I have a handful of these and they are great. Unfortunately you can not just unscrew the current gas in and then screw in a corny gas post.
What will I need to connect my co2 tank to these?

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Old 05-08-2008, 01:57 PM   #7
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They may be a 'pressure vessel', used for supplying a fluid at pressure.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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They may be a 'pressure vessel', used for supplying a fluid at pressure.
Yea, kind of like a corny keg!

 
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:10 PM   #9
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I've seen those before, but they were short, like a corny cut down to 1 gallon. They went for a good price - about $240 for 3. As I recall, they were used for milk shake syrup.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:21 PM   #10
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Hmm, the guy I got all my cornies off of mentioned he had a few 1 gallon cornies and I kinda blew it off as worthless but I think I'll give him a call back.
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