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Old 03-26-2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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Well, I was fiddlin' around on the web, and decided to see what the hubub was concerning corny kegs, and what the heck they are. I stumbled on to the right web page, kind of a "keg primer". I know now how to hook them up, the difference in types of kegs, all the good stuff. I know what my wish list for the year is gonna include. It's just so simple, I can't believe I didn't look into it before. My days of scrubbing bottles may be over...to a point, I mean I'm not givin' a whole keg of beer to my buds so they can try it out. Wow... speakin of which, has anyone seen a "keg" for homebrew made out of the same plastic as the white buckets, got a screw on lid, and a spigot at the bottom? It held 5 gallons. I used one in the U.K. years back but can't find them in the U.S.
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
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I wouldn't have lasted a year without my cornies! I've got 13 of them now, although two are used for soda water. I use them as secondaries and for serving. The only time I bottle is for parties and gifts. Sometimes, I'll put a gallon or two in a spare and take it to a homebrew meeting.
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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Quote:
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has anyone seen a "keg" for homebrew made out of the same plastic as the white buckets, got a screw on lid, and a spigot at the bottom? It held 5 gallons. I used one in the U.K. years back but can't find them in the U.S.
I think you're talking about King Kegs...they're not available in the US, as far as I know anyway.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
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ah, that's the name. Now I can google the blazes outta that for a while. As for the cornys, I see a bunch on ebay all the time. Would say, a beverage warehouse still use these? I'm looking for some locally to avoid a 90 buck shipping fee.
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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Check and see if you have a soda distributor nearby. You may be able to buy some old ones from them. You'll just have to clean them out and change the seals, but then you'll be set.
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:04 PM   #6
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I'll give it a shot, thanks all.
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:50 PM   #7
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I bought 5 from my local Pepsi bottler for $23 canadian each. New gaskets and a good cleaning and now they are all filled with beer. Gotta love it.

 
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