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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2014, 03:35:45 PM »
Man, used kegs are getting pricey. At this point, I'm buying all new.

I am only purchasing new kegs as well.
If you can wait out for sales at AiH, there's really no reason at all to be messing around with used kegs. Their sale prices on new kegs are incredible. And it seems like they run their sales every few months.

Even better (for me at least) is that they carry the smaller 2.5 gallon kegs and have great sales on that size as well.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2014, 04:35:51 PM »
AIH is something new to me. Definitely going to start watching- thanks for the tip.


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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2014, 04:56:33 PM »
AiH was selling 3 gallon cornys for ~$30 earlier in the year. They were uncleaned and "ugly" but the two I bought are in really good shape cosmetically and just need a good clean inside and out.

I bought a couple 5 gallon cornys from cornykeg.com a few years ago and they are in good shape and came well cleaned.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2014, 05:31:29 PM »
Ah, for the days of $15 10 gal. cornies again!

I paid $20.00 + shipping for two soda kegs in 1993.  Those kegs were in much better condition than what one finds on the used market today.  Nice pin-lock kegs were dirt cheap in the early nineties because Coca Cola was migrating their customer base over to the bag-in-box system.

Our club did large scale buys from soft drink distributors.  Couple hundred pin locks, $5-10 ea.  Bought 200 10 gal. for $15 ea.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2014, 09:24:36 PM »
The AiN new kegs are made in China. They worked with the manufacturer to get them to a high quality point , and I must say the kegs look fantastic in the store. The top and bottom rubber parts look superb. The welds are as good as in the Old US made ones. The SS meets 304 specs from a test sheet they had a local lab do (saw the results somewhere).

If I decide to buy some more kegs, I will go new. Must. Resist. Urge. To Buy.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2014, 03:16:14 PM »
If I decide to buy some more kegs, I will go new. Must. Resist. Urge. To Buy.

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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2014, 03:21:33 PM »
If I decide to buy some more kegs, I will go new. Must. Resist. Urge. To Buy.

We should have a 12-step program for compulsive keg purchasers.  Can you ever have too many?  I think perhaps you can,  but I'm not sure...

I'm right on the brink between certainly enough and just too damn many. Fine line there.  ;)
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2014, 02:14:16 AM »

The AiN new kegs are made in China. They worked with the manufacturer to get them to a high quality point , and I must say the kegs look fantastic in the store. The top and bottom rubber parts look superb. The welds are as good as in the Old US made ones. The SS meets 304 specs from a test sheet they had a local lab do (saw the results somewhere).

If I decide to buy some more kegs, I will go new. Must. Resist. Urge. To Buy.
I just saw that his prices went up. I was about to dump some used kegs and jump on two small and two big, but the price increase means I will need to wait a while.

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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2014, 03:44:02 AM »
A friend of mine bought a couple kegs from AiH when they were $89 a piece for 5 gallon kegs. They're great quality. I'd buy them for sure. I'm seriously considering getting a couple 2.5 gallon kegs from there when they have another sale. They had them for $69 on Black Friday...didn't have any money though.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2014, 03:51:38 AM »

The AiN new kegs are made in China. They worked with the manufacturer to get them to a high quality point , and I must say the kegs look fantastic in the store. The top and bottom rubber parts look superb. The welds are as good as in the Old US made ones. The SS meets 304 specs from a test sheet they had a local lab do (saw the results somewhere).

If I decide to buy some more kegs, I will go new. Must. Resist. Urge. To Buy.
I just saw that his prices went up. I was about to dump some used kegs and jump on two small and two big, but the price increase means I will need to wait a while.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2014, 03:54:25 AM »
That's the plan.

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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2014, 02:14:43 AM »
A friend of mine bought a couple kegs from AiH when they were $89 a piece for 5 gallon kegs. They're great quality. I'd buy them for sure. I'm seriously considering getting a couple 2.5 gallon kegs from there when they have another sale. They had them for $69 on Black Friday...didn't have any money though.

I bought a couple of their kegs over Thanksgiving.  Ended up returning them, but maybe I am too anal.  See my post:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=21381.0

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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 12:06:15 AM »
A friend of mine bought a couple kegs from AiH when they were $89 a piece for 5 gallon kegs. They're great quality. I'd buy them for sure. I'm seriously considering getting a couple 2.5 gallon kegs from there when they have another sale. They had them for $69 on Black Friday...didn't have any money though.

I bought a couple of their kegs over Thanksgiving.  Ended up returning them, but maybe I am too anal.  See my post:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=21381.0

FWIW mine arrived and were extremely clean , sanitized, and holding gas. outside was very light wear and no dents. happy with the purchase.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2014, 01:23:23 AM »
A friend of mine bought a couple kegs from AiH when they were $89 a piece for 5 gallon kegs. They're great quality. I'd buy them for sure. I'm seriously considering getting a couple 2.5 gallon kegs from there when they have another sale. They had them for $69 on Black Friday...didn't have any money though.

I bought a couple of their kegs over Thanksgiving.  Ended up returning them, but maybe I am too anal.  See my post:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=21381.0

FWIW mine arrived and were extremely clean , sanitized, and holding gas. outside was very light wear and no dents. happy with the purchase.
+1 - I've gotten two different models from them in the past year. Other than a couple of posts that needed to be tightened, they are all in excellent working order. There's something reassuring to hearing a nice hiss when you tug on the PRV on a new keg.
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Re: Used kegs
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2014, 07:55:14 PM »
A friend of mine bought a couple kegs from AiH when they were $89 a piece for 5 gallon kegs. They're great quality. I'd buy them for sure. I'm seriously considering getting a couple 2.5 gallon kegs from there when they have another sale. They had them for $69 on Black Friday...didn't have any money though.

I bought a couple of their kegs over Thanksgiving.  Ended up returning them, but maybe I am too anal.  See my post:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=21381.0
That's too bad. I've been eying the 2.5 gallon ones, I might pick up some of the 3 gallon pin locks though. Or I could just put 2.5 gallons in my existing 5 gallon kegs. But for some reason, it just irks me to not have a full keg.
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