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New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 04:44:32 PM »
Mildly neat idea, insane price point.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/big-mouth-modular-keg-and-expansion

Yeah, thats for sure. Nice in some respects but definitely on the high end of the price spectrum!
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 04:50:04 PM »
With new cornies going for $100+, it doesn't seem that far out of line. Definitely a niche product though - how many people brew both 1 gal and 5 gal batches? An extension kit to make it a 2.5 gal seems more logical to me.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2015, 07:14:21 PM »
You're better off waiting for someone like AiH to run a sale on new kegs and buy multiple kegs in the $80 or less price range.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2015, 07:21:58 PM »
You're better off waiting for someone like AiH to run a sale on new kegs and buy multiple kegs in the $80 or less price range.

Yeah ,my thoughts, too.  A couple brand new kegs would be cheaper. And playing devil's advocate, I wonder how well the seals hold up over time with the extender in. Sort of cool, but I'll pass.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 07:41:07 PM »
You're better off waiting for someone like AiH to run a sale on new kegs and buy multiple kegs in the $80 or less price range.

Like they have going on right now.  I just picked up four 2.5 gallon ones.

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New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 07:52:17 PM »
I don't have trouble cleaning my current kegs with Marks Keg and Carboy Washer. So the dishwasher feature seems over kill.

My kegs have a pretty big mouth already.

The modular feature solves a problem I don't have. Far better to buy one small and one large keg.

The coolest feature on the NB keg is the hook welded inside to hold a  sack of fruit or hops.

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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 07:53:47 PM »
maybe that is geared toward the new countertop brewsystems?  seems like a lot of money, but I do like the new look.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 07:58:21 PM »
You're better off waiting for someone like AiH to run a sale on new kegs and buy multiple kegs in the $80 or less price range.

Like they have going on right now.  I just picked up four 2.5 gallon ones.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2015, 08:16:51 PM »
You're better off waiting for someone like AiH to run a sale on new kegs and buy multiple kegs in the $80 or less price range.

Like they have going on right now.  I just picked up four 2.5 gallon ones.
Must.... not.... buy.... more.... kegs....

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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 08:23:22 PM »
I'm about to head over there to check it out now...

But, most of my small kegs are empty so I don't need any.  Right?
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 11:38:49 PM »
Wait until the after Xmas clearance sale; I don't see a lot of them selling at that price.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2015, 12:29:24 AM »
You're better off waiting for someone like AiH to run a sale on new kegs and buy multiple kegs in the $80 or less price range.

Like they have going on right now.  I just picked up four 2.5 gallon ones.
Must.... not.... buy.... more.... kegs....

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I guess we're all alike. I always have to stop myself when I see brand new kegs going for $75. I think, that's such a good price, and it'll never be that cheap ever again. But, I have to talk myself out of it. I have 11 kegs; where would I put any more--modular or whatever.
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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 01:14:10 AM »
Now these are sweet. Doesn't list the dimensions. Shooting them an email now.

http://www.morebeer.com/products/torpedo-kegs.html?a_aid=hbf

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Re: New modular kegs from Northern Brewer
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 01:32:40 AM »
Ok, I hadn't seen these. Damn, I like these and I really like the price for that design. I want to buy 2 or 3, but I have 17-ish 5 gallon kegs - can't justify. But I don't have any 2.5s, which I would like. Hmmmmmm......
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