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Reader Tip: RECONDITIONED 5 Gallon Ball Locks – $42.70 w/Stacking Deals + Flat Rate Eligible

Thanks to HBF Reader Tom for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]reconditioned homebrew keg

Reconditioned 5 gallon kegs from Keg Connection.

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

This is a re-conditioned 5 gallon ball lock, soda keg. They are sometimes called “corny kegs” because of the manufacturer, Cornelius, but they can be made by several manufactures including Firestone, AEB, and others. These kegs have been cleaned and pressure tested using the following process:

  • Rinsed out with water on the inside and sprayed on the outside.
  • Soaked in a hot “Brew Clean” solution for about an hour with poppet valves depressed to fill dip tubes with cleaning solution. Then re-rinsed.
  • The keg is then pressurized and soap tested for leaks, then left for several days and re-tested for pressure before shipping.
  • If you keg has a “sweet” smell when you open it this is normal. This smell comes from the residual “Brew Clean” cleaner, NOT from soda. Just rinse the keg and sanitize again before kegging.
  • These kegs ship under our flat rate shipping (some of our competitors exclude kegs from free or reduced flat rate shipping programs).

These kegs come with their original O-rings AND a new set of O-rings at no additional charge (some competitors charge up to $3.99 for this new set of O-rings) This O-ring set includes Lid O-ring, two post O-rings and two dip-tube O-rings.

Please remember that these are used kegs. They will have dings, dents, stickers on the outside and could have some permanent staining that will not effect your beer. If you want a perfect keg we sell new kegs as well.


 

  • These are on sale for $44.95
  • HBF Reader Coupon!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off.  
  • That stacks making these RECONDITIONED ball lock kegs just $42.70.
  • As of this posting, down to 34 available… Check Keg Connection for current price and availability.
  • While you’re at it… Hard to Find Food Safe Replacement Keg O-RingsMore Info

Cornelius Keg “or Firestone”, 5 Gallon, Ball Lock – Pepsi Style for Homebrew/Soda

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Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

Deals & Every Day Values at Keg Connection

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Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability prod:kcrbbl

Back in Stock! Food Safe Replacement Keg LID O-Rings

Keg Lid O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Back in Stock!  Valuebrew has struggled with availability issues recently.  Most variations went back in stock yesterday.  The hold out, was Food Safe Keg Lid O-Rings.  We have… never seen those in stock.  Not once.  As of this update.  They’re in stock, on sale for $14.99 for 10.   25 pack add-ons are available at sale prices with no additional shipping costs.  Check product page to see if these are still available.

Keg Lid O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection

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Back in Stock! Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings – On Sale + 3 for 1 Shipping Deal – includes new PIN LOCK Post O-Rings

Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

Back in Stock!  Valuebrew relayed potential availability issues via Twitter a couple weeks ago.  Sure enough one by one, these sold out until the entire lineup was unavailable.  As of this posting, all but one variety is back in stock.

Limited Time Shipping Special

  • As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack.
  • Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Valid for US addresses.
  • Update: This now includes Valuebrew’s new Pin Lock Post O-Rings
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Silicone Keg O-Rings3 for 1 Shipping Selection

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Ends Soon: Loose Handle 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $20.79! via AIH’s Fall Warehouse Sale

Loose handle or base ball lock kegs.  Pressure tested 5 gallon ball lock corny kegs with loose handles and/or bases.  Comes with a PRV (pressure relief valve) lid.  O-rings and poppets are replaced, as needed, to get these kegs to hold pressure.

Top Post: Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases | All Top Posts

  • Availability of these is touch and go.  Check product page to see current price and check to see if this deal is still available.
  • Adventures in Homebrewing has launched a massive Fall Warehouse Sale.  Items are discounted by up to 80%.  No coupon code is required.  Check the sale page, link below, for current price, selection and availability.
  • AIH Fall Warehouse Sale!
  • These kegs are included in the mix and marked down to just… $20.79.
  • 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-RingsMore Info

Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock keg w/PRV Lid

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8 x MFL Ball Lock Quick Disconnects by LUCKEG, 4 liquid, 4 gas – $16.45… $2.06 each! + free prime ship

Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Disconnect - LUCKEG Brand Include Gas MFL Ball Lock Disconnect, Liquid MFL Ball Lock Disconnect for Homebrewing

Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Disconnect – LUCKEG Brand Include Gas MFL Ball Lock Disconnect, Liquid MFL Ball Lock Disconnect for Homebrewing

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

  • 1.Include: Ball Lock Gas Disconnect MFL 1/4 (PACK of 4), Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect MFL 1/4 (PACK of 4);
  • 2.Material: Food Grade Plastic Material for Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Body and Stainless Steel Material for Flare Thread Part;
  • 3.Easy Connect: The Ball Lock Disconnect MFL is nice for Quick changing Lines or adding other equipment without cutting the Beer Line or Gas Line;
  • 4.Widely Use: The Ball Lock Gas Disconnect is usually connect Keg Charger, and the Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect is usually Connect Beer Faucet Adapter; The most widely use is connect Swivel Nuts and then Connect Beer Gas Line;


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10/28/20 4 AM Central: These are selling for just $16.45.  That figures to a paltry $2.06 per QD.  It’s also the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Disconnect – LUCKEG Brand Include Gas MFL Ball Lock Disconnect, Liquid MFL Ball Lock Disconnect for Homebrewing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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TWO x 2½ Gallon KegLand Keg – $129, $64.50 each + free shipping & freebie

2½ Gallon KegLand Keg

2½ Gallon KegLand Keg via William’s Brewing

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

Our new KegLand stainless steel 2½ gallon kegs have two ball-lock male quick disconnect fittings that hold pressure even when not connected, allowing you to have several kegs aging while one is tapped. This keg is only 14½” tall, the shortest ball lock keg on the market (not to be confused with taller 3 gallon kegs). Precisely made with smooth robotically welded interior welds for ease of cleaning. 8½” wide. Made in China.

Features a 3 by 3.5″ oval lid for easy cleaning, and a pressure relief lid mounted valve for safety. An exclusive stainless hang tab is welded inside the lid to make it easy for you to suspend dry hopping bags, etc. 14½” tall, and 8½” wide.


 

Why these are awesome: These size kegs are great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

  • William’s Brewing has launched a huge Fall Clearance Sale.  William’s Brewing Fall Clearance Sale!
  • No coupon code is necessary.  Supplies may be limited.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.
  • Get a Freebie:  Place an order with a subtotal of $50.00 or more and enter web coupon code beardana at checkout and you’ll get a free beardana.  No need to add the beardana to your cart.  Just put together an order of $50 or more and apply coupon code beardana at checkout and it will be automatically added to your cart.
  • These are included in the mix at just $64.50.  Buy two and they’ll ship for free to qualifying addresses in the US.

2½ Gallon KegLand Kegs – remember promo code beardana to get your freebie

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Pair Ball Lock Quick Disconnects, MFL + Swivel Nuts – Gas Includes CHECK VALVE – $12.34 w/coupon – Recommended for DuoTight Installs

Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Disconnect - LUCKEG Brand Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect, 1/4 Swivel Nut, Ball Lock with Check Valve, 5/16 Swivel Nut for Beer Brewing

Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Disconnect – LUCKEG Brand Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect, 1/4 Swivel Nut, Ball Lock with Check Valve, 5/16 Swivel Nut for Beer Brewing

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

  • Include: Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Liquid MFL1/4’’ , Swivel Nuts 5/16” and 3/16”, Disconnect Ball Lock Gas Disconnect with Check Valve MFL 1/4
  • Material: PBT Material for Ball Lock Quick liquid Disconnect, Stainless Steel Material for Swivel Nuts, PC Material for Check Valve Ball Lock Gas Disconnect
  • Widely Use: The Ball Lock Quick liquid Disconnect and The Check Valve Gas Disconnect is for most Cornelius Keg, Pepsi Keg, and 7-UP tanks, dispense craft cocktails, soda, and other beverages from your existing keg
  • The Check Valve Ball Lock Gas Disconnect has an internal check valve that will allow the gas to flow out, but won’t allow back-flow of liquid back into your system

 

Related: Grab some spare o-rings… Food Rated Replacement O-Rings for QDsMore Info

This combo includes 2 ball lock QDs.  Both are equipped with 1/4 MFL.  The liquid QD has an integrated check valve.  This keeps beer from backflowing into your gas lines.  That’s handy in any installation, but I specifically recommend this type of gas QD for DuoTight Installations as they allow you to skip inline check fittings and really clean up your setup.  See my DuoTight Review for more on that.

10/26/20 10:30 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $12.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Click on “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $12.34.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderFor some pricing clarity compare to Ball Lock Check Valved Gas Disconnect 1/4″ MFL – via Keg Connection.  That’s the for just the gas QD I used in my DuoTight review.  Note that this is a different manufacturer, same idea.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Cornelius Keg Ball Lock Disconnect – LUCKEG Brand Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect, 1/4 Swivel Nut, Ball Lock with Check Valve, 5/16 Swivel Nut for Beer Brewing– note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Loose Handle 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $20.79! via AIH’s Fall Warehouse Sale

Loose handle or base ball lock kegs.  Pressure tested 5 gallon ball lock corny kegs with loose handles and/or bases.  Comes with a PRV (pressure relief valve) lid.  O-rings and poppets are replaced, as needed, to get these kegs to hold pressure.

Top Post: Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases | All Top Posts

  • Availability of these is touch and go.  Check product page to see current price and check to see if this deal is still available.
  • Adventures in Homebrewing has launched a massive Fall Warehouse Sale.  Items are discounted by up to 80%.  No coupon code is required.  Check the sale page, link below, for current price, selection and availability.
  • AIH Fall Warehouse Sale!
  • These kegs are included in the mix and marked down to just… $20.79.
  • 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-RingsMore Info

Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock keg w/PRV Lid

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability. prod:aihloosetwohandle

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Stainless Steel Ball Lock Carbonation Caps [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $7.69 + Free Shipping via AliExpress

Stainless Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16" Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging

Stainless Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging via AliExpress

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

This is a unique carbonation cap in homebrew market. This carbonation cap is a crew-on cap with an integrated Cornelius ball lock fitting. It is designed to fit onto most soft drink PET bottles. The carbonation cap is highly effective method to add and maintain carbonation in beverages for extended periods of time.

With this cap you can simply fill an old PET bottle with cold liquid of your choice and carbonate by connecting your gas ball lock disconnect. The in-built 5/16″ can attach 5/16″ ID tubing and a 0.5 micron carbonation stone can attach on the end with the portability of being able to move the cap from bottle to beer bottle.


 

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation caps.  These are intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to pressurized growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your beer.  Put one of these on (purge the head space by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just shake it up until it’s carbonated.

Other possible uses… One of these along with some tubingcln_img_9654 are all you need to convert Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] to a recirculating draft line cleaning pump for ball lock setups.  See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!  – OR – Build your own line cleaning setup from scratch… Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

As if this posting, this is selling for just $7.69.  Shipping is free to many addresses in the US (and potentially elsewhere).

Stainless Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging

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Brand New ITALIAN MADE Keg Lids… $14.20 with stacking deals + flat rate eligible

replacement homebrew keg lids

New Italian Lid for Cornelius or Firestone Kegs via Keg Connection

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

Cornelius Style Lid manufactured in Italy by AEB

This is the highest quality lid on the market. It features a metal pressure relief valve and is constructed of Stainless Steel. Most lids are now made in China, but this one is made in Italy! This lid will fit all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock kegs (except “Racetrack Style Kegs which have straight sides vs oval holes for the lids)


 

In most cases, Pin lock and ball lock cornelius style keg lids are interchangeable from a size perspective.  That means you can, generally speaking, put a pepsi/ball lock style (manual prv) lid on a coke/pin lock style (no manual prv) keg.  In my book, that’s a solid upgrade.  See: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

  • These are on sale for just $14.95
  • HBF Readers Save More!  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you 5% off EVERYTHING site wide.  Stacks with all non-coupon sales
  • This stacks making these just $14.20.
  • These also fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.

New Italian Lid for Cornelius or Firestone Kegs

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Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

Deals & Every Day Values at Keg Connection

More: Recent Great Deals

Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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