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Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs + Keg Deals!

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This post will walk you through rebuilding your homebrew keg, step by step.  From de-labeling to cleaning to replacing warn out parts.

This post features a used/as is ball lock keg from MoreBeer.  For more about this specific keg see a Hands on Review that will give you a full walk-through.  This process applies nearly identically for pin lock kegs.  A section deals specifically with adjustments for pin lock kegs.

What Does Reconditioned/Rebuilt Mean?

The short answer is probably… nothing.  I think reconditioned/rebuilt/refurbished are basically synonyms and there is no standard definition for any of these terms.

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Hands on Review: Used Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer + Limited Time Deal, Up to $30 Off

Hands on Review: Used Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer

Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

Up to $30 off depending on order size, stacks with most things.  Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

This deal works on all used keg offerings including the offering highlighted in this review.

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.

A look at the keg.  It looks quite good.  Dirty, stickers still on it, but overall it’s in really good condition.Top down view

Rebuild It!

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.

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Back In Stock! Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $44.99 + Free Ship Eligible + Stacking Deal

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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.


Used 5 Gal. Pin Lock Kegs KEG432

Stacking Deal!

Up to $30 off depending on order size, stacks with most things.  Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

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Ends Today: Brand New 5 Gallon AMCYL Brand Ball Lock Kegs – $75 – Buy Two, Get Free $20 Gift Card

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Brand New 5 Gallon AMCYL Ball Lock Kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing

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

5 Gallon Stainless Steel Ball Lock Keg with Dual Rubber Handle – AMCYL

ISO 9001 and NSF certified.

Includes Double Rubber Handles (DRH) and a rubber bottom. This commercial grade stainless steel beer keg is perfect for dispensing craft beer, cold brew coffee, wine, and soda.

25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter.


  • These are on sale for just $75.
  • That’s a 59% discount.
  • No coupon code required. Check product page to see if this deal is still available.

Get Free Gift Card!

  • As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving you 300 additional bonus points for every 100 you spend on qualifying merchandise.  This stacks with many sale items and is a de facto discount on nearly everything.
  • A $100 purchase would early you 100 points.  100 + 300 = 400.  That equates to a $20 gift card to use toward your next purchase.
  • You must be logged in to earn points.  If you don’t have an account you can create one at checkout.  More about AIH’s Rewards Program.
  • Make sure product pages say… “xxx points will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.

Buy two of these kegs and you’ll get 150 pts + 300 bonus pts.  That’s 450 pts.  Those equate to about $22.50 in value toward a future purchase are are immediately redeemable for a $20 gift card.

AMCYL 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – New

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Out of Stock Again/Volatile… Loose Handle 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $27.29

Loose handle or base ball lock kegs via AIH.  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.

  • Availability of these is touch and go.  Check product page to see current price and check to see if this deal is still available.
  • When they’re available available, these are one of the best Ball Lock keg deals around.
  • If you’re interested, based on past experience, I’d suggest picking these up sooner rather than later.
  • 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
  • Update… Out of Stock Again, We watch these closely.  If they’re out of stock again – connect with us and we’ll let you know when they come back.

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15% Off Kegland Mini Kegs & Accessories – 2 Liters to… 2.6 Gallons

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Mini Kegs! from William’s Brewing

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

The KegLand Stainless Steel Mini Beer Kegs are specifically designed for home brewing/growler dispensing. They are suited to small batches and suited to people who want to fit them into their home refrigerators. You can naturally carbonate using priming sugars or force carbonate and serve your beer with the optional ball lock lid (item P07, see at right). They come with a silicone gasket sealed stainless threaded lid, so you can fill them with beer and let them naturally carbonate, or carbonate as needed with the optional P07 ball lock lid. You will be given a chance to buy this lid (you do not need a Ball Lock Lid for every keg) when you put this in your cart.

These fit into a standard domestic refrigerator. The optional Ball Lock lid for these kegs use a flexible silicone dip tube the kegs can also be dispensed on their side or upright. The flexible silicone dip tube of lid P07 is heavier than beer, and will sink to the bottom even if the kegs are on their side. Kegs are equipped with a 30 PSI relief valve, and have a maximum pressure of 45 PSI.

Kegland Mini Kegs use the gold standard acid bath electrolosis to pacify the 304 grade stainless steel making the more resistant to rust than any other mini keg on the market. These are the only mini keg that uses a special robotic technique to weld the kegs from the inside out. This means KegLand gets a superior welding finish that is more sanitary than any other mini keg available. Although there are many other mini kegs that come from China simply none have the quality and finish as the genuine KegLand minikegs.


  • William’s Brewing is discounting the entire lineup of Kegland Mini Kegs and Accessories by 15%.  No coupon code is required.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

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