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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2012, 06:54:40 PM »
If I get a reply, I was going to suggest that they change that to exactly what you suggest Tom.  I think they could be missing out on a real opportunity if people just walk away when they see that.  Now, will they ship to Canada...?

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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2012, 07:12:06 PM »
It could also be "not for homebrewes" do to them not selling singles(have not looked at the site) or they are a wholesaler and require you to have an ein to purchase from them. It makes their life easier but they lose out on business.

they do say minimum order of 5, but hell, i would take five of them
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2012, 07:15:49 PM »
okay, just requested quote for 5 of the 1/12th bbl
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 09:04:48 PM »
It is a shipping cost that will kill the deal. They ship freight only and you pay for one skid/pallet. For me one pallletshippi g was $300+. They are in CA.

I do like the kegs. You clean Sankey kegs with keg washer.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 12:08:20 AM »
It is a shipping cost that will kill the deal. They ship freight only and you pay for one skid/pallet. For me one pallletshippi g was $300+. They are in CA.

I do like the kegs. You clean Sankey kegs with keg washer.

Out of curiosity, how much were the kegs themselves?  If cheap enough, it may be something worth looking into for some homebrew shops.

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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2012, 06:48:46 AM »
I figured dispensing a sanke keg filled with homebrew would be no problem. Cleaning and filling it is the issue - seems like it requires specialized equipment.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2012, 10:56:43 AM »
already had a reply on the 1/12 bbl (2.5g)  62 dollars a piece (minimum 5 is 310)
shipping to my zip was 120.

host of other info they sent me i havent't digested yet.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »
It is a shipping cost that will kill the deal. They ship freight only and you pay for one skid/pallet. For me one pallletshippi g was $300+. They are in CA.

I do like the kegs. You clean Sankey kegs with keg washer.

Out of curiosity, how much were the kegs themselves?  If cheap enough, it may be something worth looking into for some homebrew shops.
Here is the price sheet:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4238479/Temp/Temp/2010-06_PKA_Price_List.pdf
May be I was wrong about shipping.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2012, 11:24:11 AM »
I might be interested in some slim (tall) 1/4 kegs (30L).  I ferment in stainless 1/4 kegs and they work great.  I would love to have some more and they're a heck of a lot lighter.  They are the same height as a corny, just a little wider.  I treat them just like a carboy with a carboy cap and everything.  It would be cooler to use a Sanke tap cut-off on the bottom, I just haven't gotten "a round tuit".
Anyone know about polypropylene and its effects with brewing?  I wouldn't think it would be a problem if you can store beer in them.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 11:47:10 AM »
Man, they would kill the market if they could make corny style kegs at that price. Their new price for 1/6B kegs is competetive with the prices for used ball lock kegs now.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2012, 05:12:15 PM »
challange for homebrewer is to build cleaning aparadus.
once you have PBW and SaniClean are your friends.

I do like the kegs. i think 1/4 BBL are a little shorter then cornies.
The only issue I have is customer service.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:14 PM »

The only issue I have is customer service.

Tell me more...
I haven't received a reply yet.  Have you had another issue?

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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2012, 09:21:18 AM »
Keg sizes:
Plastic 1/6 barrel - 5.16 gallon, 23.15" tall, 9.9" wide
Plastic 30L - 7.9 gallon, 23.2" tall, 12.3" wide
Stainless pin-lock corny - 5 gallon, 22 or 23" tall, 9" wide
Stainless ball-lock corny - 5 gallon, 25" tall, 8.5" wide
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2012, 03:43:04 PM »
challange for homebrewer is to build cleaning aparadus.
once you have PBW and SaniClean are your friends.
i have a sump pump I use to clean kegs and carboys now, wouldn't you just have to hook a sanke fitting on the end and pump the pbw in and let it drain from the gas fitting?  Or am I missing something?  It won't be as slick as a commercial one and it might take a while to clean/rinse/sanitize, but on a homebrew scale it might not be a big deal.
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Re: 10 gal kegs
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2012, 04:14:25 PM »
i would think that would be right, i am not sure if you have to take the sankey valve out or not.  i am afraid of spending 400 bucks to experiment.  man it is tempting though, because i have really been looking for small kegging options. maybe i could get 5 and broker out a few through the lhbs.
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