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In your first photo the middle keg seems to have the standard cap on it but with a single post installed on it. I've never seen this before and checked kegland's website and it does not exist there. Is this something you drilled yourself? do you use it for fermenting or carbonating?
I bought it on taobao. The China version of Amazon/eBay. If you buy the caps with pressure relief valve simply unscrew the valve and mount a keg gas fitting. Just use it for carbonation.
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FYI - Kegland posted a youtube video on their new 8L polymer kegs



They said in the comments that shipments to their overseas distributors should be going out "soon."
 
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Sometime in late May or early June, Williams Brewing briefly had the Kegland 8L oxebar polymer kegs for sale in the US, but they sold out almost immediately. Anyone get one? I'm curious to hear feedback and plan on trying them out whenever they are available again.
 

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Sometime in late May or early June, Williams Brewing briefly had the Kegland 8L oxebar polymer kegs for sale in the US, but they sold out almost immediately. Anyone get one? I'm curious to hear feedback and plan on trying them out whenever they are available again.
It seems pretty cool but once you pay for the bottle and "optional tapping head" it all comes to just a little less than what a used stainless 5 gallon corny keg can be had for. Also the stainless corny keg will last almost indefinitely. I don't really see these lasting too long. I suppose there is a use for them if you were to sell your beer or something.
Curious to see how well these are going to be received as they did sell out fast.
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Yes, $25 for the tapping head & 8L bottle versus $45 for used keg (of varying quality and cleanliness).

So not much of a price difference, but for me, the smaller size is part of the appeal. I often have 1-2 gallons leftover after kegging. This allows me to just mini-keg that extra rather than bottling. I can't find good mini-keg options at anywhere near that price (because there aren't thousands of leftover mini-kegs formerly used for soda being sold off).

Plus, I think the 8L will be an easier way to share kegged beer with friends or save 2 gallons to add to the kegerator once the original 5 gallon keg blows.

And I suspect you may be able to get by with a smaller number of tapping heads by swapping them out.
 
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They're not available in the US yet, but I am interested to test out these 8 liter polymer kegs from KegLand as a cheap, short-term kegging option ..........



@GoodTruble, Home Brewing Supplies and Home Brewing Kits carries the oxebar PET kegs, They are currently out of stock, but should have some in August. They also carry 64 oz PET bottles, I purchased some and they work very nice. You can purchase the Plastic corni posts along with the double connector. You can use standard co2 ball lock QD connects with your co2 bottle.

2.5 Liter PET Growler Bottles (Case of 9)

Carbonation Cap Tee Adapter

Red Carbonation & Cleaning Cap

Cheers

Joe
 

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Thanks! I was tempted by those same 64 oz (mainly just make bottling the excess faster). But for me, they fall on the "large bottle/growler" rather than "mini-keg" side. Mainly because I just don't see it being worth hooking 64 oz up to a tap versus just pouring. Maybe in some circumstances it would, but not many (at least not for me).
 

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Off the subject - anyone know why the photos are posting blurry with the photo name at the bottom? Just uploading standard jpegs, something has changed. They used to post clear. Some still do.
 

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My vote is for a 1.75 gallon size. Here’s a photo of my office keg:

I am going to go out on a limb and say that setup costs more than $25. :D

I am pretty excited about the new KegLand "kegs". I brew a lot of small batches. It is really hard to justify the $60 to $100+ for small kegs...especially when you want multiple. I am actually a bit more interested in the 4L kegs mentioned in the video (that I have not seen any signs of actually existing) as I already have several 10L Torpedo kegs ($80 each when I purchased mine, now in the $110 range!!!).

anyone know why the photos are posting blurry with the photo name at the bottom?

Not sure. There is always the option to insert a thumbnail or a full size image. Your thumbnails looks clear to me and I see a clear image when I click on the thumbnail.
 

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It seems pretty cool but once you pay for the bottle and "optional tapping head" it all comes to just a little less than what a used stainless 5 gallon corny keg can be had for. Also the stainless corny keg will last almost indefinitely. I don't really see these lasting too long. I suppose there is a use for them if you were to sell your beer or something.
Curious to see how well these are going to be received as they did sell out fast.
DMF

As long as you don't beat them up or pour hot liquid into them they are plenty durable. Not SS durable admittedly.

This is the third or fourth time these systems have been rolled out for homebrewing. The last one I recall was the party pig which was this but a 2.5 gallon vessel that used an expanding bladder to keep pressure. The bladders were pretty expensive at the time but the plastic kegs certainly held up. I have three of them which I use off and on like casks. One held a stout for five years and maintained pressure with no problems at all. (I am considering modifying them for a CO2 port.)
 

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Off the subject - anyone know why the photos are posting blurry with the photo name at the bottom? Just uploading standard jpegs, something has changed. They used to post clear. Some still do.

I think you have to click the extra 'insert' box on the photo itself to insert the whole photo inside the post.
 
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