Are you tired of bottling your home brew yet? I only bottled my very first batch before I knew I would have to make the switch to kegging. It’s SO much better!!
- No finding/scrubbing/sanitizing bottles!
- No messy bottling process!
- No uncertain carbonation levels (bye bye gushers & bottle bombs!)
- No waiting a month to sample your brew!
- No more wasting a full bottle for a small sample!
- Look like a total BAD ASS serving beer on tap at your house!
So, it’s clear… kegging is AWESOME! Unfortunately, we all know how expensive kegging can be. Purchasing corny kegs at a local home brew store can cost $70-$100 per keg. Once I decided I was finished with bottling, I scoured the internet for reasonably priced kegs. I discovered a great deal through Adventures in Homebrewing. They sell used corny kegs starting at $34.99! Sometimes they even run special discounts as low as $24.99!! Check out the links below for the best deals online for corny kegs:
If you’re interested in splitting your 5-gallon batches to experiment with flavor additions, or if you have limited kegerator space, 3-gallon kegs are selling in a set of four for $125. I highly recommend these!
- FOUR 3-Gallon Pin Lock – $125
For 5-gallon corny kegs at awesome prices, follow the links below. Pin Lock vs. Ball Lock is a matter of preference. Ball Lock kegs tend to be preferred because they usually have a pressure-release-valve (PRV) on the lid. Pin locks tend to be shorter and less expensive.
|5-Gallon Pin Lock||$34.99||Year Round|
|5-Gallon Pin Lock w/ Loose Handle**||$24.99||Extremely Limited|
|5-Gallon Ball Lock||$59.99||Year Round|
|5-Gallon Ball Lock (no PRV)||$49.99||Year Round|
|5-Gallon Ball Lock w/ Loose Handle**||$39.99||Limited|
|5-Gallon Ball Lock w/ Loose Handle (no PRV)**||$29.99||Extremely Limited|
** “Loose handle” kegs are any kegs identified to have moderate imperfections, for example: a loose handle or slice in the rubber. I was skeptical of the quality because they’re priced so much better than anywhere else, so I ordered three to test. I had to replace the o-rings ($2.75) and clean them out with PBW, but they hold pressure perfectly. After my initial order, I bought 7 more to fill out my kegerators. Only two of my ten kegs had even slightly loose handles. These are very limited in availability, because Adventures in Homebrewing only offers them for sale when quite a few imperfect kegs have been set aside. When they go on sale, they disappear quickly. If you check the link, and they are available, don’t hesitate for too long!