Category Archives: Kegs

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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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.

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

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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How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings?… Order Now, Daylight Savings Ends in November, Get O-Rings Now

Generally Speaking, I think you should replace all keg o-rings when you refurbish or obtain a used keg.

How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings?

As stated previously, I think you should replace all keg o-rings when you refurbish or obtain a used keg.

What about after that? Of course, you could just keep using them until they break, they smell or look horrible or… until you lose a tank of CO2 due to an o-ring related leak. On the other end of the spectrum some people change o-rings every time they keg.

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The Best Pin Lock Deal Right Now… 4 x Pin Lock Kegs – $176, $44 each + Double Points & Pin Lock Pricing Commentary

Set of Four 5 Gallon Kegs, Pin Lock (Used)

4 x Pin Lock Keg (Used) – 5 gallon via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Set of Four Used 5 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs (Coke)

Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style* tanks. These PIN LOCK tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure.

Tanks may have some syrup residue as they have only been dumped out.

22-24″ Tall
9″ Diameter
No Major Dents
Pressure Tested
Heavy Duty SS Kegs
No Pressure Relief Valve
2 and 3 Prong Posts to Avoid Mistakes
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 are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings.

*Cornelius is a Brand Name of a keg. “Cornelius Style” simply refers to the type of keg. There are several manufacturers that make these kegs and we only guarantee that you will receive a Pin Lock Keg. We do not guarantee the brand name of the keg you may receive. Firestone and Cornelius are the primary brands but we have seen Safer, Hoover, and AEB kegs that have also been pin locks.

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


 

That makes these kegs $176 or or just $44 each. In the current environment (see commentary below) this is a great deal for pin locks.

Set of Four 5 Gallon Kegs, Pin Lock (Used) – use coupon code FALL20

Pin Lock Keg Pricing Commentary…

There’s been a real reversal in used keg pricing. For example, see MoreBeer’s Pin Lock Offering.  I’m guessing this is related to availability. New pin lock kegs are not coming into the homebrewing market and we’ve finally hit an availability wall. Along those lines, this is the best deal I’m aware of for a pin lock keg. If you’re a devoted pin lock user, now is the time to pick some up.

Pin Lock vs Ball Lock

Pin Lock O-Rings

pin lock keg orings

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Ball Lock Kegs – $45 + Free Ship Eligible

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg, Ball Lock (Used)

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.


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Single Handle Ball Lock Keg… $31.99 w/Coupon

Ball Lock Keg Single Handle (Used) - 5 gallon

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

More Info

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.

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.
  • Save 20%: Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting a single item by 20%
  • Use coupon code FALL20 to get the deal
  • Availability can be touch and go. Check product page for current availability

That makes these $31.99 when you use coupon code FALL20

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

Double Dip… The promo applies to the most expensive qualifying item on each order. There is no “per customer” limit that I’m seeing. That means you can place multiple orders and get in on these deal more than once.

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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