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2 x CM Becker Brand Pin Lock MFL QDs [Gas & Liquid] – $8.69, $4.35 each + free prime ship

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  • The Package Length of the Product is 2.2 centimeters
  • The Package Width of the Product is 7.6 centimeters
  • The Package Height of the Product is 10.6 centimeters
  • Country of Origin: UNITED STATES

 

In my opinion CMBecker brand disconnects are the best of the best. There are quality off brands out there, But, CMBecker is the gold standard in my book.

7/23 4 AM Central: These are selling for $8.69. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Compare: Pin Lock Disconnects at Keg Connection

CM Becker Disconnect Set (2) IN (gas), and OUT (Liquid), Pin Lock, 1/4 MFL – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Compare: Pin Lock Disconnects at Keg Connection

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4 x Pin Lock Kegs – $175.99, $44 each + 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 $175.99 or just $44 each. In the current environment (see commentary below) this is a a great deal for pin locks.

Set of Four 5 Gallon Kegs, Pin Lock (Used) – use promo code AMAZING20

20% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing! – remember promo code AMAZING20 with a qualifying order of $135 or more.

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

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NEW Cornelius Lids [Ball and Pin Lock Kegs] – $16.20 + Free Ship Eligible

New Cornelius Keg Lid with New pressure relief valve (lid o-ring included)

Brand new Replacement Keg Lid via Adventures in Homebrewing

Works on Pin Lock AND Ball Lock Kegs! 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.

Related: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

Rebuild Your Kegs! Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs! – step by step process for rebuilding & reconditioning homebrew kegs

New Cornelius Keg Lid with New pressure relief valve (lid o-ring included)

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TEN x Replacement Gas Keg Dip Tubes – $13.99… $1.40 each + free shipping

Stainless Steel Gas Dip Tube and O-Ring - 10-Pack

Stainless Steel Gas Dip Tube and O-Ring – 10-Pack

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  • 1/4in ID stainless steel gas dip tube for Cornelius or Firestone kegs
  • Fits ball or pin-lock kegs
  • Includes rubber O-ring
  • Pack of 10

 

7/11 6:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Stainless Steel Gas Dip Tube and O-Ring – 10-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Compare: at MoreBeer – similar, may not be identical

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Universal Poppets Tips and Tricks

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

Enter universal poppets.  These can be picked up at a reasonable cost, regularly under $2 each, and fit the vast majority of kegs.

Tip: Immediately Replace Universal Poppet O-Rings

I remove and discard the o-rings that come with universal poppets.  That may sound a little odd, but there are a couple issues. First, I have no idea what these are made of. They are probably okay, but I’m not sure. This is one spot that has a lot of contact with beer. I want to make sure these are food grade.  Second, when it comes time to replace these o-rings I want replacements that won’t change fit.  I’m aware of a single source for bulk food grade o-ring replacements for universal poppets. Size may vary slightly compared to OEM, so I replace these before adjusting for fit so that the replacements won’t change the way these fit. The stainless parts of universal poppets should last a long, long time, having a reliable source for replacements that you know aren’t going to change anything is a big benefit. Beyond that, being sure you’re using food grade materials at this point is worth a few cents.

Update… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone! & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppetsSince this guide was published, Valuebrew has released a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone Universal Poppet option!

I’m excited that there’s finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.

Limited Time Availability Update:

  • Valuebrew has struggled to keep these in stock.
  • They’ve sold out multiple times, sometimes for several weeks at a time.
  • As of this posting, they’ve been sold out for quite some time.
  • They are excepting pre-orders for a delivery that’s expected next week.
  • Update… they’re back in stock!
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

Universal Poppets – via Valuebrew

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5 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs… from $44

Pin Lock Keg (Used) - 5 gallon

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:

Pin lock kegs are 5 gallon stainless steel kegs. They utilize pins on the air and liquid posts to lock the disconnects in place. All kegs are pressure tested and work. Since they are used, the outside of a keg may have minor dings and scratches.

Pin lock kegs require pin lock disconnects. Ball lock disconnects are not compatible. Pin lock kegs do not have pressure release valves. The air post poppet can be depressed to relieve pressure.

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: 22.25″ tall x 9.25″ diameter (56.5 cm x 23.5 cm).


 

Four Pack

Is on sale for $175.98. That figures to just $44 each.

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

Single Pin Locks

Pin Lock Keg (Used) – 5 gallon – $50.99 with coupon code PALMSTOCKING

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

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In Stock + Save… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

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Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

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A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • Valuebrew has struggled to keep these in stock.
  • They’ve sold out multiple times, sometimes for several weeks at a time.
  • As of this posting, they’re in stock.
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

Universal Poppets

Save 15%, w/Qualifying Order… 

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 color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear, Universal Poppets and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $30 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Use coupon code indday

Remember coupon code indday with an order of $30 or more

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

FOUR Pin Lock MFL Quick Disconnects [2 x Gas + 2 x Liquid] by PERA

2 Pair Pin Lock coupler MFL 2 Gas & 2 Liquid Quick Disconnects Set by PERA

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  • Packing: Pin Lock Gas Disconnect MFL 1/4”(2PCS) , Pin Lock Liquid Disconnect MFL 1/4” (2PCS);
  • Material: PBT Material for Pin Lock Quick Disconnect Body and Stainless Steel for Threaded End;
  • Use: The Pin Lock MFL Disconnects used for Cornelius style Pin Lock keg (Coke), Works for Beer or Soda;
  • A Perfect Gift for Home Brewing and Wine Making Lovers;
  • Guarantee: Quality Guarantee, any problem for Pin Lock Disconnect, Money Back or Replacement free.

Since You’re a Pin Lock Keg Owner:


PERA 2 Pair Pin Lock coupler MFL 2 Gas & 2 Liquid Quick Disconnects Set – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Ends Today: 4 x Pin Lock Kegs – $175.99, $44 each + 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 $175.99 or just $44 each. In the current environment (see commentary below) this is a a great deal for pin locks.

Set of Four 5 Gallon Kegs, Pin Lock (Used) – use promo code AMAZING20

20% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing! – remember promo code AMAZING20 with a qualifying order of $135 or more.

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

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Replacement Ball Lock Keg Posts (or Convert Compatible Pin Locks) – $9.99 + free prime ship

Hgkeke Keg Post for Cornelius Ball Lock Keg Stainless Steel Keg Post Set for Corny Keg Post with Poppet Spring on Keg Post 19/32-18 Female Thread Gas Post Keg Liquid Post Strong Replacement O-Rings

9/32″-18 Thread Cornelius Type Keg Posts

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

  • UNIVERSAL STANDARD SIZE & HEALTHY MATERIAL: Standard size (19/32-18) keg posts for replacement of worn-out posts on ball lock kegs that no longer seal properly. Made of 304 stainless steel for long last durability, better material for a healthy life. Perfect replacement parts for used kegs (ball lock).
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION & NO LEAKS: Solid stainless steel metal post, exquisite workmanship for durable long-time use. Threaded detachable design for easy cleaning. Ball-lock post with quality o-rings to prevent leakage on both gas and liquid posts. Please use some keg o-ring lube for longer service.
  • WHOLE SET WITH REPLACEMENT O-RINGS: 1 x gas post, 1 x liquid post in the package, right to use beer keg parts. Replace old keg posts with the new set immediately after opening the package. Comes with one more set of replacement o-rings(should replace the o-rings regularly), a long-lasting item. Enjoy your craft beer dispensing with no leaks.
  • EASY IDENTIFY GAS OR BEER POST: There is a few small cut around the bottom of the gas ball lock keg post, the liquid ball lock keg post has no marks. Please confirm they are all in the right place before connecting with other fittings.
  • MOST USED ON HOME BREW KEGS & 1 YEAR WARRANTY: These ball lock keg posts work great for Cornelius kegs, for Corny kegs with ball lock fittings, and for Ball Lock Beer Growlers. 1-year warranty for this product.

 

6/27 6 PM Central: These are selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Hgkeke Keg Post for Cornelius Ball Lock Keg Stainless Steel Keg Post Set for Corny Keg Post with Poppet Spring on Keg Post 19/32-18 Female Thread Gas Post Keg Liquid Post Strong Replacement O-Rings – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

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