A while back Adventures in Homebrewing introduced brand new 5 gallon ball lock keg made to their specifications. It’s marked down to… $75. That’s a stellar deal for a brand new ball lock, I purchased one to give it a try.
Ball Lock, Stainless Steel, Double Rubber Handles. Specs say these are 25″ tall and 8.5″ in diameter. NSF and ISO 9001 Certified.
A look at the top of the keg. This is a double handle rubber top and rubber bottom keg. This designed is generally preferred to single handle strap designs as it’s easier to carry, stackable and the two handles mean the keg can be inverted for draining after cleaning or sanitizing.
My keg came from the first batch that was in the process of being NSF certified. Since then that process has been completed. This photo (stock image from AIH) shows NSF and ISO 9001 certification stamps.
I’ve had this keg since January of 2015. This is the nicest 5 gallon keg I’ve owned. It’s high quality, looks great and works great. Their quality rivals my Cornelius-type brand kegs and (since all my other 5 gallon kegs are used) the condition of this keg is superior. I’m also glad AIH went to the time and expense to get it NSF certified.
Depending on retail price (it can sometimes by had for $75) I’d call it a stellar value. Shipping is additional. Play around with different quantities as minimum shipping charges make those costs a bit odd. It usually doesn’t cost much more to ship a second, third or fourth keg.
From Facebook Friend Michael… “Have one from their Black Friday sale and am very happy with it. It’s a Steal!”
These are also available in a 2.5 gallon version. Although 2.5 gallon kegs are smaller, they generally sell for more than their 5 gallon counterparts. In contrast AIH typically sells the 5 gallon and 2.5 gallon sizes for about the same price. The smaller size is good for splitting 5 gallon batches, small batch or small space brewing/kegging and easily taking your homebrew on the go…
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