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Ends Today: Four Used 5 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – $142… $35.50 each! + Free Shipping

deal Set of Four 5 Gallon Kegs, Ball Lock (Used)

Four pack of used 5 gallon ball lock kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Each keg includes a brand new set of orings.  Kegs are pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.

  • These are on sale for $156
  • That figures to just… $39 per keg… This is a great deal.
  • Stacking Deal, Another $20 Off: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Important Filler Needed: Add on your choice of Barbed Keg QD for $5.99 and you’ll qualify for $20 off.  That makes your total $141.99 at checkout or just $35.50 per keg.
  • Shipping is free!  To addresses in the contiguous US.

Set of Four 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – Used + A Barbed Ball Lock QD

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Ends Today: FOUR x 5 Gallon Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $123.32… $30.83 each

Set of four used pin lock kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing

Set of Four 5 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs Used

Singles: 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg, Pin Lock Coke (Used)

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5 Gallon Ball Lock Cornelius Kegs – $39.99, Save 20% + Hands on Review & Rebuild How-To

Used five gallon ball lock Cornelius keg from MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

A great price on an non-rebuilt Cornelius keg. You can purchase the rebuild kit and replace the gaskets yourself (very easy job) to save some money. These Cornelius kegs could have residual soda syrup inside and will need to be cleaned. To totally rebuild the keg you should also consider a new relief valve and poppets (part number listed below). PBW works as a great cleaner for eating away sticky residual soda residue. Kegs are sold “as is”.

The body connnects on a keg are the metal posts where the quick disconnects attach too. They should be removed for cleaning and sanitizing before each use. Kegs can come with either 11/16″ body connects or 7/8″ body connects. We sell deep sockets for the removal of either one. So if you do not have these sockets at home and want to make sure you can disassemble these Cornelius kegs you may want to purchase both sockets below. Then you will always be covered as your keg collection grows.

If you want a great deal on a 4 pack of kegs, check out our KEG430A.


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  • As of this posting, MoreBeer has these on on sale for just $39.99.
  • Considering the prospect of free shipping… this is an outstanding deal.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.
  • Food Safe Replacement O-Rings: You’ll probably need (or want) to replace the o-rings in these kegs.  I recommend food grade silicone – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings via Valuebrew – More Info

Check out my Hands on Review of this keg offering AND see my step by step process for rebuilding kegs that features this offering

Used Corny Keg – Ball Lock 5 gal. KEG430

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Last Call: TWO x 5 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – $73.99… $37 per keg + free ship eligible

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Used 5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style tank. These tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure. 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter. Tanks will show normal wear and tear. May have stickers on kegs. May also have syrup residue in tanks as we only dump them.

Kegs include the o-rings and poppits that were installed when we received the tanks. We will often change an o-ring or poppit to get the tank to hold pressure. If you would like to have new o-rings or poppits, the options below allow you to add these. We do not change them but simply add them to the order.

If you are just getting into kegging you will need a kegging setup to go with these kegs. We sell picnic tap systems, tower systems, and kegerator systems.

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings. Most of the kegs have black protective tops and bottoms, some are blue. We may have a few green, red or yellow tops. If you want a particular color, please indicate that at checkout time and we will try to accommodate you.


 

  • As of this posting, these are on sale for just $39.
  • Stacking Deal: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Buy Two Of These + your choice of Barbed Keg QD for $5.99 and your total will be $73.99 or just… $37 per keg and…
  • Shipping is free!  To addresses in the contiguous US.

2 x 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used + A Barbed Ball Lock QD = $73.99 + Free Shipping

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TWO x 5 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – $73.99… $37 per keg + free ship eligible

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Used 5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style tank. These tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure. 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter. Tanks will show normal wear and tear. May have stickers on kegs. May also have syrup residue in tanks as we only dump them.

Kegs include the o-rings and poppits that were installed when we received the tanks. We will often change an o-ring or poppit to get the tank to hold pressure. If you would like to have new o-rings or poppits, the options below allow you to add these. We do not change them but simply add them to the order.

If you are just getting into kegging you will need a kegging setup to go with these kegs. We sell picnic tap systems, tower systems, and kegerator systems.

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings. Most of the kegs have black protective tops and bottoms, some are blue. We may have a few green, red or yellow tops. If you want a particular color, please indicate that at checkout time and we will try to accommodate you.


 

  • As of this posting, these are on sale for just $39.
  • Stacking Deal: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Buy Two Of These + your choice of Barbed Keg QD for $5.99 and your total will be $73.99 or just… $37 per keg and…
  • Shipping is free!  To addresses in the contiguous US.

2 x 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used + A Barbed Ball Lock QD = $73.99 + Free Shipping

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MoreBeer’s Ball Lock Keg Offerings Explained + Hands on Review: Used Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer

Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

The keg offering that’s featured in this review is on sale for just $39.99 at MoreBeer. Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order


MoreBeer’s Ball Lock Kegs Explained

MoreBeer has a bunch of ball lock keg options both new an used.  Most of those are self explanatory, but the used offerings can be a bit confusing.


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The keg offering featured in this review is the same keg featured in our step by step keg rebuilding and reconditioning how-to.


Should I buy a New Keg or a Used Keg?

Used kegs are generally sourced from soda bottlers.  They are built with commercial use in mind and designed to last for many years of rough duty service.

Brand new ball locks may not be made to the same standards.  However… We also don’t generally put our kegs through the same abuse that a soda distributor would.

Not withstanding price.  I think both options are valid.  If you’re up for a little elbow grease and replacing a few parts, used may be the way to go, if you’re more interested in convenience brand new is a good choice.  Practically, at least as of this posting, I think price will cause many to go the used route.

Hands on Review: Used Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer

A look at the keg.  It looks quite good.  Dirty, stickers still on it, but overall it’s in really good condition.Top down viewCommercial ball lock kegs are usually used by Pepsi distributors.  Hey, look what we have here.  This hold Pepsi pre-mix.  Side note… Pin lock kegs are usually used by Coke Distributors.  See: Ball Lock vs Pin LockA look at the gas in post.  This has a 6 point post.  Lots more about posts and points in our Craftsman Deep Well Socket ReviewSide view of the post.  The little notches at the base are an indicator that this is a gas post.If you zoom in, you can see that this is a Spartanburg Challenger VI.  If you’re looking to get specific replacement parts for your keg, this is how you do it.  Look for the manufacturer and model imprint on the keg.  That will allow you look up the specific posts and poppets.  O-rings are the same for all standard kegs.  See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers.  Cornelius/Corny is kind of like “Kleenex”.  It is a specific manufacturer that’s name has become synonymous with the category.  When you get a Corny Keg, it could be from a number of manufacturers.  Note that this photo also shows a dent.  That’s as bad is gets on this particular keg.  If you buy a used keg, expect dings and dents.  Again… these are tough tanks, they were built for regular commercial use.You can see that the PRV has been vented.  This keg came under pressure… a lot of pressure.  It took several seconds to vent.  Kegs arriving under pressure is a great sign.  It means the keg is leak free.If you look at the top of the lid o-ring, you can see that it’s really grimy.  No surprise, this is a raw keg.  Plan on cleaning, sanitizing and replacing all orings when you buy a used/non-rebuilt keg.  See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part NumbersA look at the underside of the lidA look inside the kegAnother look inside the keg.  Hey… it’s Pepsi!  This does have residual soda in it, but looks great.

Conclusions

This keg was in great shape.  It held pressure and had only one small ding.  It does need thoroughly cleaned along with a new set of o-rings.  Obviously, used kegs are a bit hard to review.  Yours will be different.  This is a look at one example keg, MoreBeer’s cheapest option KEG430.

One great thing about kegs at MoreBeer is that they fall under MoreBeer’s $59 free shipping program.  Many shops exclude kegs from free or flat rate shipping programs.  That’s a big bonus.

Availability of these kegs varies.  Check links below for current availability, description and pricing.

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Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs!

Larger 10 and 15 gallon homebrew kegs have been very hard to find… for years.  There have been a couple sources, eBay was a best bet, but that was touch and go at best.  When you could find one, prices were… outrageous.  $300++ for a used 10 gallon keg would not be uncommon.  Again, that’s IF you could find one.

Great news homebrewers…. MoreBeer has introduced 10 and 15 gallon homebrew ball lock kegs via their Torpedo line of kegs and accessories.  These are BRAND NEW kegs that are (hopefully) readily available at a reasonable price.

Why a larger 10 or 15 gallon homebrew keg?

The first and most obvious answer is for large batch brewers.  If you brew 10 or 15 gallon batches, it sure would be nice to have a keg that fits your entire batch.  Even if you don’t brew 10 gallons, you may want to brew a couple 5 gallon batches of the same beer (much like professional brewers do) and keg it in a single keg.

A less obvious answer to the question is… to use as a fermenter.  Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities…. fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why], naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening (again with the aid of a Spunding Valve), transferring under pressure, oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers, re-purposing expelled CO2 and more.

A third application is similar to the second… Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Save time and simplify your process.


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Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $44.99 + Free Ship Eligible + via MoreBeer

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Pin Lock Cornelius Keg – Without Gaskets Replaced (Pin Lock) from MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

These are reconditioned 5-gallon capacity, pin lock kegs with rubber tops and bottoms (color may vary). Lids have fixed pressure relief valves (not pull style).

The interior and exterior are washed and rinsed and all gaskets are replaced to ensure that no soda flavor or residue is left behind. We do not replace poppets, however these can be purchased separately via part numbers KEG544.
Kegs are pressure tested and are guaranteed to be holding pressure upon delivery. Please notify us within 48 hours of receipt if they are not holding pressure.

All kegs are used and have cosmetic blemishes, i.e. minor scratches, dings and stickers. These blemishes will not affect the functionality of the keg.
Body connects should be removed for cleaning and sanitizing before every use. Kegs may come with either 11/16 inch body connects or 7/8 inch body connects. We sell deep sockets for the removal of either one (Part number KEG775).

Kegs are approximately 9″ Diam. x 22.25″ Height. 25.25″ Height with fittings. Measurements may vary slightly.


 

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FOUR x 5 Gallon Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $123.32… $30.83 each

Set of four used pin lock kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing

Set of Four 5 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs Used

Singles: 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg, Pin Lock Coke (Used)

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Last Call: Kegland Keg Sale at William’s Brewing! – features unique hang tab design lids

  • For a limited time William’s Brewing is discounting their lineup of brand new Kegland Kegs, by 15%.  Options include 1.75 Gallon, 2.5 Gallon and 5 Gallon.  All are brand new and NSF rated.
  • Kegland Kegs also have a unique hang tab lid design.  This tab is welded onto the inside of the lid to make it easier for you to suspend dry hopping bags and hop infusers
  • No coupon code required, discounted price reflected on each product page.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Kegland Kegs at William’s Brewing – 15% off!

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No need to add free item to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.  Limit one per order.

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