Category Archives: Ball Lock

Ends Today: William’s Brewing 3 Pieces Stainless Steel Ball Valves – on sale for $14.99

1/2" NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve via William’s Brewing

This stainless 3 piece, full port ball valve can be completely dissassembled, and features all food grade materials. A locking sleeve on the handle can be engaged to lock this valve closed if desired. An ideal valve for a brewing pot or a fermenter. 1/2″ female NPT threads on both sides. Made from 304 stainless.

1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve

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Single Handle Ball Lock Keg… $39.99 + Get a FREE Beer Kit

Ball Lock Keg Single Handle (Used) - 5 gallon

Ball Lock Keg Single Handle (Used) – 5 gallon via Adventures in Homebrewing

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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.

If you are unhappy with your used 5 Gallon Cornelius Kegs for any reason, we will gladly take them back. The purchaser will be responsible for return shipping charges.


 

  • These are selling for $39.99.
  • These are just recently back in stock.
  • Availability can be touch and go. Check product page for current availability

5 Gallon Single Handle Cornelius Keg, Ball Lock (Used)

Free Beer Kit!

To celebrate National Beer Day AIH is throwing in a free beer kit of your choice (choose from three) when you spend $99 on qualifying merchandise!

Excludes MAP and EDLP items – terms. Playing around with the coupon it looks like it generally does not work with sale items.  Note that you have to add your choice of beer kit to your cart and use coupon code DRINKBEER.

Buy 3 of these kegs or otherwise put together a qualifying $90 order and use coupon code DRINKBEER to get your free beer kit.

FREE Beer KIt!

Also periodically available at AHS: Ball Lock Keg Single Handle (Used) – 5 gallon

OR…

By the time you factor in shipping, you may be better off with the double handle options, since they qualify for free shipping.

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Ends Soon: William’s Brewing 3 Pieces Stainless Steel Ball Valves – on sale for $14.99

1/2" NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve via William’s Brewing

This stainless 3 piece, full port ball valve can be completely dissassembled, and features all food grade materials. A locking sleeve on the handle can be engaged to lock this valve closed if desired. An ideal valve for a brewing pot or a fermenter. 1/2″ female NPT threads on both sides. Made from 304 stainless.

1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve

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Hands on Review: AMCYL Ball Lock Kegs

AMCYL manufacturers compressed gas cylinders, kegs and brewing equipment.

According to AMCYL, as of this posting, their kegs are made of food grade 304 stainless and are NSF approved. They produce both sanke and ball lock style kegs. Their ball lock kegs are available in 2.5, 3 and 5 gallon sizes and come in single and double handle versions. This is a hands on look at the double rubber handle 5 gallon keg.

Hands on Review AMCYL Ball Lock Kegs

Here’s the box. This particular keg is showing as part # CK-N5-DRH-INX. Capacity 5 Gallons. Made in India.A look at the seam side of the keg. Generally speaking the body of a keg is cut from a sheet of stainless steel. A rectangle is bent into a cylinder and then welded. This vertical line is that weld.Close up of the T, where the vortical weld meets the top most weld.Top down view

Single Handle vs Double Handle: There are two main styles of keg handles – double rubber handles and single strap handles. I prefer double handles because… you’ve got two handles 🙂 and, more importantly, the even top means you can invert a keg to drain or dry and potentially stack kegs. Single strap handle kegs are tougher to invert, but they’re also generally a little less expensive.


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Availability Update… Food Grade EPDM Keg LID O-Rings

Keg Lid O-Rings - FDA Rated EPDM

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and Custom Color Coded Post O-rings – available in two colors schemes, gray & black (matches QD colors) and blue & green (blue for beer, green for gas),

Some of these offerings are detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

I’m seeing this on the product page…

“Our wholesale cost on these has sky rocketed and we have struggled to source these at a reasonable price. We’re continuing to look for a supplier that can source high quality FDA rated food safe materials at anything close to a reasonable price. At this point, when our current stock is sold out, we’re anticipating and extended sell out.”

They are not on sale but they’re available. We may see an extended period of unavailability.

EPDM Keg Lid O-Rings

All Lid O-Ring Options at Valuebrew

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings

Related: Keg O-Ring Materials Selection

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Start Kegging! Ball Lock Kegging System…. $118.99 + free shipping

homebrew kegging system deal
5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegging System from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Includes a used ball lock keg, new keg o-rings, Taprite dual gauge regulator, all required tubing disconnects and a faucet.  Pick up a good used CO2 tank locally and you’re up and going.

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This Homebrew Kegging System Includes:

  • TapRite T-Handle dual gauge regulator
  • Used 5 gallon ball lock corny keg
  • Gas line assembly with 5′ thickwall gas line and MFL fitting
  • Manual pressure relief valve
  • Picnic tap assembly with 4′ of thickwall beer line and MFL fitting
  • This is the bare bones kit. You can add any of the options to augment your kegging system.

The gauge guard is a great way to protect your regulator and highly recommended here at AIH, please consider that option!

Our CO2 tanks speak for themselves. If you can rent one locally, go for it. If not…we have some darn good prices!


 

  • This is selling for $139.99.
  • Save 15%: Adventures in Homebrewing has a limited time 15% off sale going on.
  • This kegging system is included the mix. Coupon code HARVEST15 makes it $118.99 at checkout.
  • Stacking Deals: Promo Eligible Items
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.

5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg – remember promo code HARVEST15

Add on another keg 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used

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Announcing: Kegland Oxebar Kegging System – Economical PET Kegs

I’ve been keeping an eye on this system for a while. This is another massive Kegland innovation.  Economical 8 liter PET ball lock kegs and accessories!

William’s Brewing:

MoreBeer:

Since we first made this announcement, MoreBeer has picked up Oxebar Kegs and Tapping Head

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New Replacement Corny Keg Lids… $16.48 + free prime ship

304 stainless steel Cornelius Keg Lid, New Replacement Corny Keg (Soda Keg) Lid Stainless Steel Beer Barrels Lid with SS Pressure Relief Valve & New O-ring for Cornelius (Replacement Keg Lid)

304 stainless steel Cornelius Keg Lid, New Replacement Corny Keg (Soda Keg) Lid Stainless Steel Beer Barrels Lid with SS Pressure Relief Valve & New O-ring for Cornelius (Replacement Keg Lid)

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Highlighted Features
  • More Sturdy: Made of 304 stainless steel
  • Sealed Perfect: With New O-ring & 304 SS Pressure Relief Valve, can hold pressure without leaks.
  • Easy to Install & Use: Large handle makes installation easier; labor-saving design of safety relief valve, no need to keep lifting when deflated, just lift once and rotate 90° to continuously deflate.
  • Quality Guarantee: All keg lids are tested before delivery to ensure performance and reliability.
  • After-sales Satisfaction: one-year warranty, lifetime maintenance (not including O-rings)

 

Note from HBF: One difference between Pin Lock and Ball Lock kegs is the type of lids that come with each.  Ball Locks, generally, have a manual PRV valve, while Pin Locks do not.  Ball Lock style lids are, in my opinion, superior because the manual PRV allows you to easily vent your keg as needed.  The good news is that, for standard kegs, the lids are the same size and can be interchanged.  That means you can use a Ball Lock style lid in a Pin Lock Keg.

9/23 8 PM Central: This are selling for just $16.48. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

304 stainless steel Cornelius Keg Lid, New Replacement Corny Keg (Soda Keg) Lid Stainless Steel Beer Barrels Lid with SS Pressure Relief Valve & New O-ring for Cornelius (Replacement Keg Lid) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $45 + Free Ship Eligible!

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg, Ball Lock (Used)

5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Austin Homebrew Supply

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This is a used 5 gallon ball lock kegs. All kegs are pressure tested. Used kegs may have minor dings and scratches along with stickers from previous companies. Kegs will include the o-rings and poppets that were installed when received by AHS. We often change an o-ring or poppet to get the tank to hold pressure

The keg requires ball lock attachments for both gas and beer sides. It is a good idea to have a spare set of replacement o-rings always on hand, with some keg o-ring lubricant. Lubricating the o-rings will help to make them last longer, but eventually they will become brittle and have to be replaced.

Dimensions: 25″ tall x 8.5″ diameter (63.2 cm x 21.6 cm).

Good Keg Maintenance
Between each use, kegs need to cleaned and sanitized. Taking off the posts and cleaning them can help ensure great tasting beer.

Please remember these kegs are not being used in the soda industry any longer. Chances are, they are up to 30 years old. They have been used for Soda and might even come from a small brewery that purchased them from a soda company. They will have soda or beer residue inside which will require cleaning. The post may be sticky and difficult to get off as they have years of soda/beer build up in/on them. Please be prepared for a used product as we do not want to sugar coat this in any way. We are not stating that our used kegs are junk, we are simply stating, “These are used kegs”.


 

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