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Kegland New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Corny Keg – $84.99 – via MoreBeer’s 12 Deals of Christmas – ALL DAYS Active

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Brand 5 gallon Kegland corny keg from MoreBeer

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Ditch the bottles and start kegging today! Save time, reduce the risk of infection and get all those bottles out of the kitchen for good!

Brand new 5 gallon Kegland kegs offer convenience, security and insurance when compared to used or reconditioned kegs. There’s no need to replace gaskets or other parts, no need to trust that someone else did a good job with reconditioning, and no possibility of residual flavor or aromas getting into your beer!

Features:

  • Ball lock
  • 130 PSI Operating Pressure
  • 5 Gallon (19 L) Capacity
  • Dry Hop Tab Welded into Lid
  • 304 Stainless Steel

Dimensions:

  • Height: 24.75 in.
  • Diameter: 8.375 in.

 

Pertinent Facts…

  • This brand new ball lock keg is selling for $99.99.  Considering it’s brand new and ships for free, that’s a solid price on it’s own.
  • MoreBeer’s 12 Deals of Christmas – sale discounts a different item or selection of items each of the first 12 days of December.  Note: All previous Day’s Deals are still active.  Day 8’s Deal is 15% off select kegs and kegging systems.  Use coupon code DEAL8 and this keg drops to $84.99
  • Get free shipping: Shipping for most items will be free, with a $59 order to addresses in the contiguous US and their Free Shipping Program

Corny Keg – 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg KEG415

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TWO x Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – on sale + free shipping + free $25 gift card + Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 2.5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, splitting batches and serving on the go.  Check out my Hands on Review of these great kegs.

  • These are on sale for $75
  • These are marked EDLP = Every Day Low Price.  That means they do not qualify for most deals.
  • Free Shipping:  Qualifying orders of $55 or more ship for free to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Get a FREE $25 Gift Card: Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $25 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  No coupon code is necessary.  The “Free $25 Gift Card” is a virtual Gift Card that will be emailed to directly after purchase is complete – Buy two of these kegs and you’ll qualify for a free gift card.

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

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Ball Lock B-Grade Kegs – $40.37 with stacking deals

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Ball Lock B-Grade Keg via Home Brew Supply

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

***B GRADE Kegs might have loose, or missing rubber handle/s. They will also have more stickers on the outside of the keg, more scratches and possibly more dings but nothing that will affect the integrity of functioning of the keg itself. These are guaranteed to hold pressure and work for your homebrew kegging needs!***

This is a re-conditioned 5 Gallon Ball Lock, Soda Keg (pepsi style). This keg has been cleaned and soaked in a hot “Brew Clean” solution, re-rinsed, lubed and re-pressurized to check the seals. The kegs are in good shape, but could have small dings, dents or scratches. These will not effect the function of the kegs. Many have stickers on the outside. We have used these types of kegs extensively for homebrewing and we will send you a keg that will work well. We fully guarantee your satisfaction with the kegs you purchase. ***FREE O-RING PROMOTION, GET A FREE SET OF New O-RINGS in addition to Orings that come on keg, 1 LID, 2 POST AND 2 DIPTUBE O-RINGS FREE WITH YOUR ORDER!***


 

  • Availability of these kegs is touch and go.  When homebrew supply or Keg Connection (same parent company) have them available they typically get snatched up in short order.
  • These are on sale for $47.39.
  • Coupon code STORE15 takes another 15% off making these $40.37 while supplies last

Ball Lock B-Grade Keg

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Kegland New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Corny Keg – $84.99 + Free Shipping, Limited Availability

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Brand 5 gallon Kegland corny keg from MoreBeer

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

Ditch the bottles and start kegging today! Save time, reduce the risk of infection and get all those bottles out of the kitchen for good!

Brand new 5 gallon Kegland kegs offer convenience, security and insurance when compared to used or reconditioned kegs. There’s no need to replace gaskets or other parts, no need to trust that someone else did a good job with reconditioning, and no possibility of residual flavor or aromas getting into your beer!

Features:

  • Ball lock
  • 130 PSI Operating Pressure
  • 5 Gallon (19 L) Capacity
  • Dry Hop Tab Welded into Lid
  • 304 Stainless Steel

Dimensions:

  • Height: 24.75 in.
  • Diameter: 8.375 in.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to xxxxxxx as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Corny Keg – 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg KEG415

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Loose Handle or Base 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – Back in Stock – $28.99 + Loose Handle Repair Tip

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.

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Availability of these is touch and go.  As of this posting these are back in stock at just $28.99. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock keg w/PRV Lid – remember coupon code GIFT

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Tall Pin Lock Kegs…. $28.45 for HBF Readers! + free or flat rate shipping

***SPECIAL BUY*** These pin lock kegs are the exact same as our other pin lock kegs except that they are 1 inch taller. Dimensions are: 23″ tall x 9″ wide THESE ARE LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER DUE TO LIMITED QUANTITY, STILL ELIGIBLE FOR OUR CURRENT FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $100+ PROMOTION***

These are on sale for just $29.95 as a Black Friday Deal.  Limit two (per order).  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with a $100 order or $7.95 flat rate is available.  Want more than two?  Place multiple orders.

HBF Reader Coupon!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off.  Check Keg Connection for current availability. That makes these just $28.45!

***SPECIAL*** Tall Pin Lock “Coke Style” Cornelius Keg – or Firestone, 5 Gallon, for Homebrew/Soda

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Four Pack 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $189.95, $47.49 per keg, w/stacking deals AND Free Shipping

Four pack of reconditioned 5 gallon ball lock kegs via Keg Connections.  Guaranteed to hold pressure.  Includes four free set of replacement o-rings.

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From Keg Connection:

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

These are re-conditioned 5 Gallon Ball Lock, Soda Kegs (pepsi style). They have been cleaned and soaked in a hot “Brew Clean” solution, re-rinsed, lubed and re-pressurized to check the seals. The kegs are in good shape, but could have small dings, dents or scratches. These will not effect the function of the kegs. Many have stickers on the outside. We fully guarantee your satisfaction with the kegs you purchase. ***FREE O-RING PROMOTION, GET A FREE SET OF New O-RINGS in addition to Orings that come on keg, 1 LID, 2 POST AND 2 DIPTUBE O-RINGS FREE WITH YOUR ORDER!***

The kegs that you could receive could be either single handle or dual handle kegs.

 

These are on sale for just $199.95.  That figures to just $50 per keg.  $7.95 ships your order – no matter how large your order is – to addresses in the the lower 48 US states.  Check product page for current price and availability.

4 Pack Bundle Cornelius Kegs “or Firestone”, 5 Gallon, Ball Lock – Pepsi Style for Homebrew/Soda

Stacks With: As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off EVERYTHING.  That makes this four pack just $189.95 and flat rate shipping is still at play.

These are also available in singles – See Keg Connection’s Complete Lineup of 5 Gallon Kegs

FREE SHIPPING: As of this posting, Keg Connection is shipping all orders of $100 or more for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  No coupon code is needed.

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Brand NEW AMCYL NSF Certified Ball Lock Kegs on Sale + stacking coupon code for HBF Readers

As of this posting Keg Connection has their entire lineup of AMCYL ball lock kegs on sale.  Prices start at just $79.  These kegs are NSF Registered and ISO 9001 certified.  These are high quality brand new ball lock kegs.  No messing with fixes or repair parts these kegs are ready to go for a long time.  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 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

Get and deal on brand new ball lock homebrew kegs!

HBF Reader Coupon!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off

FREE SHIPPING: As of this posting, Keg Connection is shipping all orders of $100 or more for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  No coupon code is needed.

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Limited Quantities: 10 and 15 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Kegs! + Hands on Review

 New 10 & 15 Gal. Torpedo Kegs!

New 10 & 15 Gal. Torpedo Kegs!

From MoreBeer:

Look out below! The Torpedo Keg Depth Charge series just dropped and they’re set to send blast waves through the homebrew world. Large-scale homebrewers will appreciate the ability to fit their entire batch into a single 10 or 15 gallon ball lock keg, and you can expect the same great features that have made Torpedo Kegs such a hit. Laser welded construction for superior quality, rolled stainless steel handles that will last a lifetime, and stackable design that won’t interfere with your fittings.

To learn more and order your Torpedo Kegs, click here


Thoughts from HBF: This is a great entry into the homebrewing keg market.  Larger 10 and 15 gallon kegs are tough to find and even more difficult to find at a reasonable price.  The current prices, $219 for a 15 gallon keg and $199 for a 10 gallon keg are.. bargains, especially considering that they ship for free to many US addresses.  Beyond kegging larger homebrew batches these can be used as fermenters.

Update:  MoreBeer fully expects to sell out of this first batch relatively soon.  More will be on the way, but, it will take some time.  I’ve you’ve been thinking about picking one or more of these up, my suggestion is to do it sooner rather than later.

Hands on Review!  Check our my in depth Hands on Review of the 10 gallon version of this keg.

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Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs!

Larger 10 and 15 gallon homebrew kegs have been very hard to find… for years.  There have been a couple sources, eBay was a best bet, but that was touch and go at best.  When you could find one, prices were… outrageous.  $300++ for a used 10 gallon keg would not be uncommon.  Again, that’s IF you could find one.

Great news homebrewers…. MoreBeer has introduced 10 and 15 gallon homebrew ball lock kegs via their Torpedo line of kegs and accessories.  These are BRAND NEW kegs that are (hopefully) readily available at a reasonable price.

Why a larger 10 or 15 gallon homebrew keg?

The first and most obvious answer is for large batch brewers.  If you brew 10 or 15 gallon batches, it sure would be nice to have a keg that fits your entire batch.  Even if you don’t brew 10 gallons, you may want to brew a couple 5 gallon batches of the same beer (much like professional brewers do) and keg it in a single keg.

A less obvious answer to the question is… to use as a fermenter.  Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities…. fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why], naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening (again with the aid of a Spunding Valve), transferring under pressure, oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers, re-purposing expelled CO2 and more.

A third application is similar to the second… Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Save time and simplify your process.


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Hands on Review MoreBeer’s 10 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Homebrew Keg

A look at some info on the outside of the box.  Made of 304 Stainless Steel, ISO9001 Quality Assurance.  38 Liter Volume Capacity and a warning not to exceed maximum rated pressure.A look inside the box.  This was nicely packaged and arrived in perfect condition.
A look at the 10 Gallon Torpedo KegClose up of the logo and specifications.A top down view of the kegA look at the bottom of the kegA close of look at the integrated handles.  These are nicely rounded and comfortable to use.The top collar features some knock-outs or cut outs to help with drainage and drying.The top of the keg curls around presumably to strengthen it and provide a smooth surface.  It also features some holds for airflow and drying.The skirt at the bottom of the keg also has some holes for ventilation.  I think these are great.  This is a fairly large keg and the fact that they are built to allow some air movement is a good thing.I wanted to test the keg for leaks.  To do that I hooked up my C02 to fill the keg and planned to monitor with my Kegland BlowTie Spunding to see if pressure changed over time.  I quickly noticed that CO2 WAS NOT flowing.  I did some troubleshooting and finally realized… the keg was pressurized already.Checking pressure with my Kegland BlowTie SpundingHands on ReviewA close of look at the pressure gauge.  This came shipped to me at right around 15 PSI.  This proves that the keg holds pressure well.A look inside the keg.  It’s really hard to tell because of lighting, but the inside looks really good.The collar on this keg means there is little room to turn a wrench.  The pictured wrench is a Craftsman Ratcheting Flat Box Wrench with two sizes 11/16″ and 7/8″.  Those are the most common two sizes of standard posts, so, in my opinion, this wrench is a perfect keg wrench.  This keg has 7/8″ posts.  See: Craftsman 5 pc/10 Sizes Wrench Set, Ratchet Box End SAE 42160 via Amazon.You can also put a wrench through the handles.  In my experience it was possible to loosen and tighten the ball lock posts on this keg with a wrench, however… it’s not easy.  If you’re going to get one of these, you should pick up a socket to tighten and loosen posts.A look at the gas side dip tube, poppet and post.  This uses what appears to be a standard universal style poppet.A look at the liquid side dip tube, poppet and post.The liquid side dip tube is about 14″ in length.A look at the lid.  Standard ball lock/pin lock size lid.  Includes a manual PRV like most ball lock keg lids do.  That’s a good thing.  It should vent automatically for safety reasons, but the manual PRV is super handy for relieve pressure when required. A close up look at the lidFor size comparison next to a standard Cornelius Style Ball Lock KegThis standard ball lock keg measures about 25″ in heightThe Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock is about 18 1/2″ in height

Using your Keg the First Time

New kegs come from factory environments.  It’s important to give this keg (and any brand new keg) a thorough cleaning.  A good soak in a strong PBW solution, maybe a second PBW soak for good measure, followed by a thorough rinse and round of sanitizer.

Official Specs of MoreBeer’s 10 and 15 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs


10 Gallon Torpedo Keg

  • Total Capacity: 10.1 gal.
  • Max Pressure: 130 psi
  • PRV Rating: 85 psi
  • Height: 18-1/2″
  • Diameter: 15-1/2″
  • Made from 304 Stainless Steel

15 Gallon Torpedo Keg

  • Total Capacity: 15.2 gal.
  • Max Pressure: 130 psi
  • PRV Rating: 85 psi
  • Height: 24-5/8″
  • Diameter: 15-3/4″
  • Made from 304 Stainless Steel

Top down compared to a standard ball lock corny kegMeasuring the top of MoreBeer’s 10 gallon Torpedo KegI’m seeing a diameter of about 15 1/2″.  That’s right in line with official specs.For size comparison next to what I would call a standard/old style 10 gallon Cornelius style ball lock kegFor size comparison, next to a 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Torpedo Keg

10 Gallon Torpedo Keg as a Fermenter!

The 10 Gallon Torpedo Pictured with a Kegland BlowTie SpundingHands on Review

Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities….

  • Fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve
  • Naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening – again with the aid of a Spunding Valve
  • Transferring from fermenter to serving keg under pressure
  • Transferring already carbonated beer from fermenter to serving keg under pressure
  • Oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers
  • Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Simplify your process and clean less.
  • Use CO2 produced by fermentation for flushing kegs and carboys – requires a BlowTie Spunding Valve.

Illustration: Using expelled CO2 from fermentation to flush kegs, carboys and such.  A side benefit if you use the Kegland BlowTie Spunding – for fermentation is that you can use expelled CO2 for flushing kegs and such.  See my Hands on Review for more on that.

Converting 10 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock to a Fermenter!

Two real things need to be done to use these as fermenters… #1 an airlock solution and #2 a way to transfer or serve without pickup up yeast and hop trub.

Air lock solutions…

  • Spunding Valve.  Use a ball lock Spunding Valve on the gas side – either fermenter under pressure or open up the valve to let gas flow freely.
  • Remove the gas side poppet and use a blow-off tubing going into a container of sanitizer.
  • Modified keg lids are available that have a hole dripped for a stopper and airlock.

Transfer solutions…

  • Replace the liquid out dip tube with a Torpedo Keg Buoy… keep reading!
  • Trim the liquid out dip tube so that you leave trub behind – the downside of that is that it’s a guessing game and changes from beer to beer.
  • Siphon – nah… that’s no fun.  Siphoning takes some of the benefits of keg-fermenting away.

Using the Torpedo Keg Buoy For Fermentation Transfers

The Torpedo Keg Buy consists of a float, flexible silicone tubing and a short dip tube.  It replace the liquid out dip tube of your keg.  It’s designed to pull beer from the top or your keg while serving.  That gets you clearer beer that’s carbonated more quickly (as compared to the beer on the bottom) and leaves trub behind.  The float goes down with beer level and should settle on top of any trub layer.  I don’t know that this was intended to be used as part of a fermentation setup, but hey, it’s a good idea.Here’s the Torpedo Keg Buoy Installed in the 10 gallon kegSo, a problem with this idea, is out of the box, the tubing is just too long to work in the 10 gallon keg.  The excess tubing causes the float to hang up on the way down.  As you can see from all the segments, I had a lot of trial and error while testing.  I ended up trimming about 13″ off.  I’m not saying I have this process completely dialed in yet, but I feel like it’s close, if not all the way there.  If you try it, please test for yourself and don’t over-trim your tubing.Filling up the keg with water for one of several transfer testsA gravity transfer test draining into my stainless steel brew area sink.I also tried a CO2 pressure transfer test.  I considered lifting this full keg to somehow get the test lined up, but that I realized I have EVABarrier Tubing and DuoTight Fittings – which basically makes me a super hero when it comes to plumbing draft lines – so I just got a coil of tubing out and ran across my brewing area.This is the result of my final gravity test.  Hard to see because of lighting, but the Keg Buoy is sitting at the bottom of the keg and almost all of the water is drained.  It’s really just a couple ounces.  I tried to measure, but there wasn’t enough liquid to accurately pour.The modified Keg Buoy.  Using this and a Spunding Valve allows you to convert the 10 gallon Torpedo Keg to a fermenter.  Since the Buoy floats, there’s no guessing dip tube lengths and you can transfer under pressure.  Look for more info in a future revision of this review as I continue testing.

Conclusions

This keg is versatile.  It can function as a keg, as a fermenter and as a UniVessel.  MoreBeer has done a great job with the design and build quality is good.  Availability problems have plagued larger homebrew kegs for years.  I’m glad that MoreBeer has filled this need with these awesome kegs.

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Special Thanks to MoreBeer for providing the unit used for evaluation in this review.

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.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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