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Who has a used 5 gallon keg for me

So I noticed the store is temporarily out of stock on used kegs so I was wondering who here has an extra one sitting around that they never really use anymore? I know there has to be someone here looking to clear some extra space up. Or any recommendations on other places to find them on the cheap would be good. Some friends and I are ready to be done with bottling…
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There are 5 homebrew stores within 20 miles of St Paul. They should all carry used kegs at around $40 a piece.

Northern Brewer - 1150 Grand Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105
Midwest - 5825 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416
Brew & Grow - 8302 Highway 65 NE. Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Still H2O - 14375 60th North Oak Park Heights Plaza. Stillwater, MN 55082
Barkingside Co. - 6442 Lyndale Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423

If you don’t mind ordering:

2 converted ball locks for $59- pinlocks for cheaper.

http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=674155&showprevnext=1

4pack for $118

http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=674156&showprevnext=1

[quote=“Baratone Brewer”]If you don’t mind ordering:

2 converted ball locks for $59- pinlocks for cheaper.

http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=674155&showprevnext=1

4pack for $118

http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=674156&showprevnext=1
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No doubt, if I was just getting into kegging now, I’d go pinlock. Cheaper and way more available.

[quote=“fightdman”][quote=“Baratone Brewer”]If you don’t mind ordering:

2 converted ball locks for $59- pinlocks for cheaper.

http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=674155&showprevnext=1

4pack for $118

http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=674156&showprevnext=1
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No doubt, if I was just getting into kegging now, I’d go pinlock. Cheaper and way more available.[/quote]
If you use MFL connectors its only a disconnect away! I have both. But, word of advice, pin locks are a little bigger in circumfrence, so you may not be able to fit as many in your kegerator.

Caveat Emptor on the cornykeg.com 4-packs (the ball-locks I ordered, anyway):

  1. The lids do not have usable PRVs in them. They have “static PRVs,” which, if you want to vent pressure, you’ll need to pressurize your keg to 132 pounds. Add a few bucks to the cost for new lids with usable relief valves.
  2. Posts are all over the map. Types A,B, and C. Different sizes, beverage out posts on both sides, etc.
  3. “Universal” Poppets are pretty cheesy. Not type A, B, or C.
  4. Gaskets – get a new full set. The new ones shipped on the dip tubes were cracked and dead.
  5. Shipping is redonkulous (probably not a cornykeg.com flaw, but still … 118 dollar 4-packs end up being 180 dollars shipped to the West Coast. Add parts, 250.)

Now, the kegs, after some detective work and rebuilding, are working well enough. But be prepared for some work. It’s not just clean, sanitize and fill. Also, compare total cost to your local LHBS. I probably could have saved 10 bucks apeice by simply buying the 40 dollar ones in town.

[quote=“cam0083”]So I noticed the store is temporarily out of stock on used kegs so I was wondering who here has an extra one sitting around that they never really use anymore? I know there has to be someone here looking to clear some extra space up. Or any recommendations on other places to find them on the cheap would be good. Some friends and I are ready to be done with bottling…
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I was there today and they had a bunch of used kegs

[quote=“cam0083”]There are 5 homebrew stores within 20 miles of St Paul. They should all carry used kegs at around $40 a piece.

Northern Brewer - 1150 Grand Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105
Midwest - 5825 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416
Brew & Grow - 8302 Highway 65 NE. Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Still H2O - 14375 60th North Oak Park Heights Plaza. Stillwater, MN 55082
Barkingside Co. - 6442 Lyndale Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423[/quote]

I would love to have a local homebrew store, but don’t. Not even anywhere close. What’s up with 5 within 20 miles? Are they all really the same parent company despite the different names?

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