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New 2.5 Gallon Ball Locks… $75 – Back in Stock

These have been sold out for a while.  They’ve just come back in stock…

Brand new, double rubber handle 2.5 gallon ball lock kegs.  ISO 9001 and NSF Certified via Adventures in Homebrewing.  The double rubber handles are preferably to single metal strap handles – you have.. two handles vs one and they allow the keg to be inverted for draining.  14.5″ Tall x 8.25″ in diameter.

AiH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – $119.99  $75

RelatedBrand New 5 Gallon Ball Locks… $75 · 2 Faucet Draft Jockey Box – Save $80

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Free 2 Gallon Stainless Kettle with Plinian Legacy Small Batch Kit

Northern Brewer Small Batch

If you’ve want to give homebrewing a try or are interested in getting gear for small batch brewing… this one’s for you.

Northern Brewer is giving away a free 2 gallon stainless kettle with the Purchase of a 1 Gallon Plinian Legacy (think Pliny the Elder) Starter Kit.  That kit includes pretty well everything you need to get started small batch brewing.

Side note: I got the chance to taste Plinian Legacy and last year’s NHC and it’s delicious.

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Ends Today: Free $25 Gift Card with BeerBox Purchase

Complete BeerBox Kit

The BeerBox is a small space draft system.  The Complete Setup gets you (2) 2.75 BeerBox’s – plenty of room for a full 5 gallon batch.  It also contains tubing, taps and CO2 cartridges.  The BeerBox is designed to easily fit in most refrigerators.


The BeerBox is a new system designed to give you the benefits of kegging your homebrew without having to deal with the space requirements and costs of setting up a kegerator. The process is very easy and we have included detailed instructions on how to fill and use in the Additional Information tab above.

Standard BeerBox™ Kit for a 5 Gallon Batch of Home Brew; includes:

– 2x 2.75 gallon BeerBox™
– 1x CO2 injector Five-CO2 (16 gram) cartridges
– 1x Hose Tap Adapter with Hose & Tap
– 2x Coasters
– 2x Re-writable BeerBox stickers (keep reading)

love2brew has the complete BeerBox Kit for $185 + Free Shipping

Free $25 Gift Card: This bundles with love2brew’s current gift card promo (that promo ends today 5/17/15)…

Spend $125 at love2brew and get a free $25 gift card.  This applies to nearly everything site wide – including oft excluded Blichmann gear.  The only exception is… gift cards.  This also bundles with free shipping on most orders of $75 or more.

Some ideas: Chugger Pump, New:Chugger Max Pump, East Coast Yeast (love2brew is one of the few shops that has access to ECY – includes 1 Barrel Pitches – take your pick of hard to get strains including BugFarm, Blichmann Gear, Recipe Kits, New: Nighthawk Imperial Black IPA, Sorachi Saison, BeerBox Kit

Visit love2brewuse promo code FREE25 at checkout to get the free Gift Card

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Small Space Brewing Course – $7, Save 75%

I Brew U Brwe

The highly rated I Brew-U Brew online course is marked down 75% from $29 to $7.

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Brand New Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – $94.99 Shipped

I’ve mentioned this keg 6 times since 2011.  Today’s Deal of the Day Price of $94.99 with free shipping is the second lowest price I’ve seen.  You have to go back to the 12 Deals of Christmas in 2013 to get a slightly better price of $93.49.

Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Corny Keg – NEW (2.5 gallon) KEG419 – $94.99 + Free Shipping

Description: ” High quality Italian made ball-lock style kegs with rubber top and bottom. We love the rubber tops because they provide two handles and are easier to stack. These are brand new premium made kegs that will cost more than similar kegs made in China. The difference between Italian made and Chinese made kegs is in the craftsmanship. With these Italian kegs welds are performed by laser under inert gas which means there are no nooks or crannies that will house bacteria. For three years we have been getting sample kegs from China and have rejected them all. While the quality of kegs from China is increasing it is not there yet.

Quality is important because your beer may sit in these kegs for months. If bacteria gets into a bad weld they are going to very hard to kill. Sanitizer may not be able to get into small pockets to kill the bacteria.

Kegs are 15″ tall, x 8.25″ diameter and weigh 7.5 pounds. This makes them approximately half the size of a 5 gallon keg. They fit pretty much everywhere from coolers to backpacks. These type of kegs are often referred to as corny or Cornelius kegs (the brand who made them originally) or soda kegs because in the past these style of kegs were made to hold soda syrup.” (keep reading)

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

EDIT: Sold out at this price.  Consider these alternatives…

AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg

Adventures in Homebrewing has brand new, two handle 2.5 gallon ball lock kegs on sale for $75.  Perfect timing for getting ready for portable summer serving.  This size keg fits nicely in a 5 gallon bucket full of ice.  Also nice for splitting 5 gallon batches or small space kegging.

Rubber handles and base.  Two handles mean you can place these upside down to easily drain and dry.

AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – $75

5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs are also on sale…

New 5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

AIH has these brand new NSF Certified Ball Lock Kegs on sale for… $75.

These are 1: New, 2: NSF Certified, 3: Ball Lock 4: 5 Gallon Capacity and 5: Have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.  In all, these are marked down about $45 and are just $5.01 off Black Friday price.  These are a great deal!

From  Facebook Friend Michael… “Have one from their Black Friday sale and am very happy with it. It’s a Steal!”

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3 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs – $39.99 – 5 Gallon for $34.99

3 Gallon Cornelius Style Pin Lock Keg (Used)

Adventures in Homebrewing has had used 3 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs on sale at $49.99 for a while now.  They’ve just dropped the price another $10 to $39.99.  That’s a great deal for 3 gallon kegs.  2.5 to 3 gallon sized kegs are usually more expensive than their larger 5 gallon counterparts.

3 gallon is a great size for splitting 5 gallon batches, small batch brewing, small space kegging and on the go serving.

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5 Gallon Cornelius Keg Pin Lock Used (Coke)

AIH has used Pin Lock Style Kegs on sale for $34.99.  These are pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.  22-24″ Tall, 9″ Wide.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  All new o-rings are included.


  • 22-24″ Tall
  • 9″ Wide
  • No Major Dents
  • Pressure Tested
  • Heavy Duty SS Kegs
  • 2 and 3 Prong Posts to Avoid Mistakes
  • New O-rings (keep reading)

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg Pin Lock Used – $34.99

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Hands On: Leland Mini CO2 (and Nitrogen) Regulator

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator Review

Leland’s Mini CO2 Regulator uses 74 gram CO2 cartridges.  These cartridges are about 4.6 times larger than cartridges that are typically used in handheld injectors.  The regulator is available in both Ball Lock and Pin Lock Flavors.  Additionally Nitrogen Cartridges are an available option.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewA look at the regulator, cartridge and ball lock QD combo.  Additional options include: A Pin Lock Version and Nitrogen Cartridges.  This regulator has a range of 7 to 21 PSI.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewClose up of the regulator face.  It reads 0 to 30 PSI.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewA look at the ball lock QD and connector.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewUsing my 11 lb capacity digital scale to weigh the regulator and disconnect.  This is a beefy little unit.  It is solid and well put together.  The whole combo comes in at just over a pound and a half.

Installed on a ball lock keg.

When installed, this sticks out approximately 4″.

When installed this sticks up approximately 3.75″.

A close up of the dial.

A close up of the face, installed and at pressure.

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewFor size comparison.  Leland regulator next to a handheld injector

Leland Mini CO2 Regulator ReviewFor size comparison.  74g cartridge next to a 16g cartridge.  A 74g cartridge contains the equivalent of 4.625 16g cartridges.

Stock Photo of the Pin Lock Version of this Regulator

This model differs from other portable handheld CO2 injectors in a couple key ways.  First, it has a gauge and you can set the pressure.  Your beer stays at the intended pressure automatically.  If you’ve used a handheld injector for any length of time, you’ll know what an advantage having a true regulator is.  Second, it takes relatively large 74g CO2 cartridges.  These cartridges give you the capacity to dispense up to four full 5 gallon kegs.  The 74g cartridges are the equivalent of 4.625 16g cartridges.  That’s convenient.
Some applications for this regulator…

Small Space Regulator
If you’re in a small space situation, this would make a good everyday regulator.  The regulator itself takes up very little room and there is no bulky CO2 tank.  If you’re in an apartment or other small space, this gets you serving draft beer without using a lot of room.

Portable Serving
This makes for a great on-the-go regulator.

Nitrogen Serving
Want to serve the occasional beer on Nitrogen but don’t want to buy an additional regulator and tank?  More Beer offers Nitrogen Cartridges for this regulator.

Backup – I’m out of CO2 and I want to pour a beer!
I’ve used this as a backup when my main CO2 tank has run out.  Swap out the CO2 line for this regulator and you’ve got a temporary solution to keep you up and going until you can get more CO2.

Serve Beers at Alternate Carbonation Levels
This regulator goes up to 30 PSI.  That’s plenty to serve high carbonation beers like Hefeweizens and Belgians.  If you don’t have a dual or triple pressure setup, you could use this regulator to serve beers at higher pressures.  I would not suggest force carbonation with this unit.  The 74g cartridges would be pricey. You could carbonate using your existing regulator or just as easily naturally carbonate with priming sugar.  After the beer is completely carbonated, use this to serve at the higher pressure.

Saving Partial Cartridges
This particular unit comes with a gas ball lock disconnect and a 74g CO2 Cartridge.  A good thing about this setup is… you don’t have to discard partial cartridges.  If you decide to serve a 3 gallon keg for a get together, or use this to serve beer from your kegerator in a crunch, you’re able to save the rest of that cartridge for a future use.

The Leland Mini Regulator is well built and has worked great for me since Spring of 2012.  It’s small and has a number of handy applications.

Mini CO2 Regulator Kit KEG960 – $139.99 Shipped

Mini CO2 Regulator Kit (Pin Lock) KEG961 – $139.99 Shipped

CO2 Catridge KEG962 – $11.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Nitrogen Cartridge (18g) KEG964 – $11.95 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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