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Universal Poppets for $2.09

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I use universal poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs.  These fit the vast majority of kegs without issue.  I have had a couple kegs that ended up being a bit too tight with these installed.  Trimming a coil off with wire cutters fixes that.

This offering just now came back in stock.  They have been sold out for the better part of July.  $2.09 is a great deal for these.

EDIT: 295 sold out in short order.

843332 – Universal Poppet - $2.09

Related – O-Rings: 100 Dip Tube - Silicone100 Post - Silicone10 Lid O-Rings

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Reader Tip: 5 pack of keg post and dip tube o-rings – $4.75 + Ball Lock Kegs

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These were listed yesterday and promptly sold out.  They are back again today at 25 cents less.

5 pack of ball or pin lock keg dip tube and post orings.  $3.75 + $1 shipping.  Shipping for additional sets is just 15 cents per set.

5 Homebrew Beer BALL or PIN LOCK Cornelius Keg Post & Dip Tube GREEN O-ring Kits - $3.75 + $1 Shipping

Related: O-Rings - 100 Dip Tube - Silicone100 Post - Silicone10 Lid O-Rings

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Great Fermentations has Pressure Tested, Used Ball Lock Kegs in stock for $60.  Those also qualify for their $8.99 flat rate shipping.

5 Gallon Used Ball Lock Corny Keg - $60

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Used Pin Lock Keg Lid and O-Ring… $1.99


Used Pin Lock Keg Lid and O-Ring marked down for $12.50 to a scant $1.99.

Pin Lock Keg lid USED - $12.50 $1.99


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Keg O-Ring Price Drops

The prices on 111 Buna N (Post) O-Rings and 417 Buna N (Lid) O-Rings have experienced significant price drops.  Recent and Current prices are noted.  All ship free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.

Silicone vs Buna-N
Silicone is softer than Buna-N.  Silicone also remains softer at cool temperatures.  Because of this, silicone is supposed to provide a better seal.

I use use Buna-N on my liquid posts because they are cheaper and I figure a leak is going to be very evident – Beer is… visible.  I use silicone on my gas posts because they seal better.  You cannot see leaking CO2, so I want these to seal as well as possible.  This also color codes posts for easy identification.  Black o-rings are liquid and orange o-rings are gas.

A Note on Gas O-rings I am quick to replace gas o-rings.  This leak is difficult to test for.  I lost an entire CO2 tank because of a bad gas o-ring.  In bulk, these are cheap, replace them liberally.


Dip Tube O-rings
Buna-N109 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 5/16″ ID, 1/2″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100) - $2.21

Silicone109 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 5/16″ ID, 1/2″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100) - $10.46


Post O-Rings

Buna-N111 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 7/16″ ID, 5/8″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100) - Recently $11.64, Now $5.64

Silicone111 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 7/16″ ID, 5/8″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100) -$11.20 – Recommendation: use silicone for pin lock kegs

Lid O-Ring
Buna-N: 417 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Round, Black, 3-1/2″ ID, 4″ OD, 1/4″ Width (Pack of 10) - Recently $15.92, Now $9.22

Internal Ball Lock Quick Disconnect O-Rings

Silicone: 013 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 7/16″ ID, 9/16″ OD, 1/16″ Width (Pack of 100) - $10.78

Theses o-rings aren’t exactly the same as the standard square sided o-ring that comes in quick disconnects, but they do work well for me and this is certainly more economical than buying a whole new quick disconnect.  Here is an exact replacement for CM Becker Ball Lock Quick Disconnects.


Pin and Ball Lock

I only use ball lock kegs, but it’s my understanding that pin locks and ball locks use the same o-rings.  On the post o-rings, the silicone seems to be the best choice.  The flexibility of silicone makes them work better than the Buna-N version on pin lock kegs.

McMaster Carr is also a good source for bulk o-rings.  McMaster does charge an additional shipping fee.  Their website does not show that.  It’s added on after you place your order.  To get exact shipping charges you need to call or email McMaster for a quote.


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Reader Tip: Four 3 Gallon Used Pin Lock Kegs… $125 ($31.25/keg)

Thanks to HBF Reader Brian for this tip!

For comparison, a single 3 gallon pin lock is selling for $49.99.  2.5 to 3 gallon kegs are generally expensive.  I have previously called $49.99 per keg a great deal.  $31.25/keg is an amazing price.

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Loose Handle/Bottom 3 Gallon Pin Locks – $29.99

We posted about these kegs back in March.  At that time they were selling for $34.99.  They were just put on sale for $29.99.

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Related(4) 3 Gallon Pin Locks $139.99 ($34.99/keg) - Singles - 5 Gallon Ball Locks

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Adventures in Homebrewing Keg Sale – Still Kickin’

via Adventures in Homebrewing:

4 Kegs for $125
 This is the lowest price of the season!  We lowered the price of our 3 Gallon Pin Locks to $125 if you buy 4.  This deal is only while supplies last.  We have a bunch….but they are going quickly.
     These Pin Lock Kegs are pressure tested, stainless steel, cornelius tanks. These are guaranteed to hold pressure.

Do you want NEW Kegs? These 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs are made from 1mm thick No.304 stainless steel.  Relief valve, o’rings and poppits are standard ball lock and replaceable.  This is a great Keg for the refrigerator, tailgating or taking to a friends house.


Set of 4 – 5 Gallon Pin Locks - $139.96 – $34.99 each

RelatedAIH’s 70+ Sale Items - Kegging System - $59.99:Used Ball Locks

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Reader Tip… AIH Keg Sale

I noticed (and reported) a couple of keg price drops earlier in the day.  HBF Reader Stephen (Thanks Stephen!) forwarded me an email from Adventures in Homebrewing, indicating those discounts are part of a larger keg sale…

From Adventures in Homebrewing:

4 Kegs for $125!
 This is the lowest price of the season!  We lowered the price of our 3 Gallon Pin Locks to $125 if you buy 4.  This deal is only while supplies last.  We have a bunch….but they are going quickly.
     These Pin Lock Kegs are pressure tested, stainless steel, cornelius tanks. These are guaranteed to hold pressure.

Do you want NEW Kegs? These 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs are made from 1mm thick No.304 stainless steel.  Relief valve, o’rings and poppits are standard ball lock and replaceable.  This is a great Keg for the refrigerator, tailgating or taking to a friends house.


Set of 4 – 5 Gallon Pin Locks – $139.96 – $34.99 each

Also ConsiderAIH’s 70+ Sale Items - Kegging System - $59.99:Used Ball Locks

Great DealBuy 3 Beer Kits, Get Free Bottles and Free Shipping

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Four 3 Gallon Used Pin Lock Kegs… $125 ($31.25/keg)


Back in March, we reported a sale on these kegs.  At that time, they went on sale for $139.99 for four or $35 each.  

They were just marked down to $125 for four or $31.25 each.

For comparison, a single 3 gallon pin lock is selling for $49.99.  2.5 to 3 gallon kegs are generally expensive.  I have previously called $49.99 per keg a great deal.  $31.25/keg is an amazing price.  With summer approaching, now is a great time to pick up some smaller kegs for get togethers.

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Also ConsiderAIH’s 70+ Sale Items - New 2.5 Gal Ball Locks - $59.99:Used Ball Locks

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Portable Serving: Handheld CO2 Keg Charger – $12 Shipped

Handheld CO2 Cornelius Keg Charger for $12.  Shipping is free.  Use this to dispense your keg on the go.  Use short bursts as needed.  This is a great deal.  This is the lowest price that I can recall, including shipping, for a handheld CO2 Charger.


Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger - $12 + Free Shipping


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