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Offline rayallen

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New stuff!
« on: May 22, 2011, 08:06:38 AM »
I haven't posted at all in the last several weeks, but ive been busy finding some great stuff.

1st- My wife and her pretty face scored me 3 free Ballock kegs in excellent condition. She walked up to a vendor with a smile at a festival here in San Antonio and said hey my husband uses those to brew beer. The guy had hundreds and said tell him to stop by on the way out and have can have three of them. Woo Hoo!



2nd- Bought some new fermenting buckets, so that I can have a few beers going at once. From Austin homebrew, great store.



3rd but not least. For the deal of the year I scored three 15.5g Keggles from a guy in Austin. He already cut the tops open and drilled them for the fittings. He never got around to all-grain and decided not to use them. Get this, I paid $130 for all three! Easily saved me $100s. Just need to buy some weldless fittings.






Going to build a brewing station, with three gas burners. Pics to come later.

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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 08:16:17 AM »
SCORE! Yer on the way now...
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 10:56:14 AM »
Nice!

Which festival was it? I don't remember anything recent except Fiesta.
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 11:30:38 AM »
Nice!

Which festival was it? I don't remember anything recent except Fiesta.

It was Fiesta, King Williams district. The lemonade vendor used all ball-lock kegs but was switching over to boxed lemonade for 2012.

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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 12:53:01 PM »
Big score, that's great. :)
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 05:00:08 PM »
Nice!

Which festival was it? I don't remember anything recent except Fiesta.

It was Fiesta, King Williams district. The lemonade vendor used all ball-lock kegs but was switching over to boxed lemonade for 2012.

Didn't go to King William this year. Stayed at home and BBQ'd and drank beer.
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 05:29:09 PM »
Looks like you definitely scored on the kegs. They're running about $50 shipped. My LHBS has ball locks for $48.

Nice score!
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 05:46:44 PM »
SCORE! Nice man!
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 07:52:53 PM »
Free Cornies? I hate you.

That out of the way......VERY COOL. Put it all together and have fun! For the hardware for the keggles....I like this place.

http://www.brewhardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=54
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Re: New stuff!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 08:09:53 PM »
Thanks for the link, good prices on their fittings