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Good Deal on Kegs
« on: July 02, 2015, 03:47:23 PM »
http://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?48396-5-Gallon-Ball-or-Pin-Lock-Kegs-available-now!

No affiliation, I just figured we aren't likely to see used cornies this cheap again. I may pick up a few even though I don't know what I need them for.
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 03:57:13 PM »
I sure don't need anymore, but it's always fun to look.

If the one's he's shipping look like the ones in the photos they're in better condition than half of mine.
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 04:09:03 PM »
I sure don't need anymore, but it's always fun to look.

Yeah, I have as many as (if not more than) I need, but a good deal like this is always so tempting.
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 11:46:47 PM »
It was easy to find kegs in that condition twenty years ago.  It's sad to see what is going for good money in home brew shops today. 

I am only purchasing new kegs these days, but I may pick up one or two of these things for NHC 2016.  All but one of my current stable of soda kegs are 3-gallon kegs.  The one 5-gallon keg that I own is too pretty for that kind of duty.

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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 12:36:20 AM »
It was easy to find kegs in that condition twenty years ago.  It's sad to see what is going for good money in home brew shops today.

The price of our hobby's success, I suppose. I picked up my first few cornies for $5 apiece. Granted, they were filthy (one still had Dr. Pepper in it) and I had to replace the gaskets myself, but when I see used kegs for $80 I cringe.
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 01:19:39 AM »
Wow, 5 bucks. I remember buying several @ $10 that I reconditioned - a few of them were in horrendous shape. Not sure I ever bought one under $10, though.
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 01:32:22 AM »
I tell Mrs. R that when I kick off, through a big party and drain all the kegs. Then sell them and have a bigger party!
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 12:43:36 PM »
Wow, 5 bucks. I remember buying several @ $10 that I reconditioned - a few of them were in horrendous shape. Not sure I ever bought one under $10, though.
My lowest was $25 a keg a couple years ago. Thankfully, we have more than we need now so while these sales are tempting, I would have room for any new ones!
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 01:03:50 PM »
Their website lists "5000X 5 gal coke tanks"!

I thought we'd seen the last of the old cornies years ago, having been sold as scrap to the Chinese. Where have these kegs been hiding?
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Re: Good Deal on Kegs
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2015, 01:39:46 PM »
Their website lists "5000X 5 gal coke tanks"!

I thought we'd seen the last of the old cornies years ago, having been sold as scrap to the Chinese. Where have these kegs been hiding?
AiH was buying used cronies from China for a few years. Those were US made, and had been sent to China when the U.S. Went bag in a box for soft drink syrup. They were used in the U.S. fast food franchises in China like Pizza Huts. When China went brew in a bag, they were bought and shipped back for the homebrew trade. I have one with some Chinese characters stenciled on it.
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