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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 06:56:53 PM »
I've got 8 and I don't really have a need for more at this point in time.  But given the diminishing supply and rising prices I'm tempted to pick up a few more while I can get them at $40 a pop.

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I'll be buying some this week. It's a dying breed. I figure the price will continue to rise.
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2011, 08:02:02 PM »
I hear bottling is pretty cheap ;D
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 08:22:32 PM »
I have about a dozen, mixed between pin lock and ball lock, and I don't think I paid for any of them. 8)

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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2011, 11:03:10 PM »
I have sixteen plus a 2.5 & 3.0. The first two were in good condition but the others I got are varying in condition. This is all I'll ever need and usually at most 4 are in use at any given time. Time to get busy and fill some now that the cool weather is approaching. ;D Also though have watched the price go up over the years.

These guys used to have some of the cheapest kegs and would sell them in huge lots. Where I got most of mine. Now it's like WTF!?

Though, the refurbished 10g for $169 might make a good fermenter.

I dunno I may be weird but I have 5 kegs with the whole set up tap and tank and mini fridge and I want to go back to bottling. But I Have been debating selling my equipment for kegging but all I could get for it like 100 bucks and I payed over 450 for it.

Duuude. Keep them. They don't take up much space. Bottles take up a lot of space. Stash your kegs and bottle all you want- you'll regret parting with the setup. Promise. ;)
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 09:51:22 AM »
I hear bottling is pretty cheap ;D

It's way too labor intensive for me but to each his own. ;)
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Re: Keg Availability
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2011, 11:17:01 AM »
The price is sue to the supply drying up, and the high growth rate of the hobby.

My LHBS has a bunch in teh warehouse, but when those are gone, they are gone.

I have 19 of the 5 gallon and 1 2.5 gallon.  If you get into aging historic beers and brewing lagers, you need some kegs!  Migh have ot pick up a few more soon.
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