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#1 jammer

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 06:45 AM

I was just wondering if these are still the keg of choice.  I had sold all mine off a few years back, had to come up with some quick cash.  I kept my kegerator and all the taps, im not stupid!  LOL  Now that i'm back into brewing, I had to go buy a few more from the LHBS.  I actually got 4 of them at $35 each, which isn't too bad for around here.  Craigslist ads show about $50 each.  So for anyone in the Portland, Oregon area,  go to Baders in Vancouver if you need kegs.  

 

ETA:  I remember buying my first corny kegs from the Chi Company,  4 for $50.   Man, those were the days. 


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#2 Mando

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 06:58 AM

It's what I use at least. I haven't seen a lot of alternatives other than regular kegs.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 09:17 AM

I have 9 of them. I also have a 10 G Torpedo Keg that I use for pressurized fermentations.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 09:57 AM

I picked up 3 for $30/each off of craigslist in December.  Brings my total to 6, which is more than I'll probably ever need.


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 10:07 AM

pre-lockdown $50 was pretty standard around here, $35 feels like a steal


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 10:53 AM

pre-lockdown $50 was pretty standard around here, $35 feels like a steal

I sold a bunch recently, well within the last year and a half, and was going for $30-35 for 5g and 3g were $50 each.  I had a hard time getting rid of them because the new brewers do not want anything used.  They only want brand new and shinny.


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:20 AM

I sold a bunch recently, well within the last year and a half, and was going for $30-35 for 5g and 3g were $50 each. I had a hard time getting rid of them because the new brewers do not want anything used. They only want brand new and shinny.


Used SS is all good.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:32 AM

I sold a bunch recently, well within the last year and a half, and was going for $30-35 for 5g and 3g were $50 each.  I had a hard time getting rid of them because the new brewers do not want anything used.  They only want brand new and shinny.

I'd have bought a couple 3g at that price and willingly paid the shipping!


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:48 AM

Used SS is all good.

I know this .. you know this .. they apparently do not.  I had 2 - 62qt bayou classic kettles, one with a false bottom.  They were set up for electric with couplings and other parts welded on.  I could not give them away!  Everyone just wanted new.  Finally some guy came after a year and traded me some sour beers for it.


I'd have bought a couple 3g at that price and willingly paid the shipping!

I think I paid 65+ shipping when I bought them.


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 12:52 PM

With the right timing if those were slightly bigger I might have bought one or both. I need to make 10 gallons to keep up with consumption. 15 is good for the boil but I like 20 for the mash.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 01:42 PM

With the right timing if those were slightly bigger I might have bought one or both. I need to make 10 gallons to keep up with consumption. 15 is good for the boil but I like 20 for the mash.

62 qt is 15.5g.

Unless you were talking about daisy chaining mash tuns.

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#12 Mando

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 02:18 PM

62 qt is 15.5g.

Unless you were talking about daisy chaining mash tuns.

 

right now I'm using a 20 gallon kettle as a mash tun and depending on the ratios I sometimes fill that sucker up pretty high!


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 03:27 PM

right now I'm using a 20 gallon kettle as a mash tun and depending on the ratios I sometimes fill that sucker up pretty high!


Agh! I misunderstood.

Sometimes a 20g would be good for biab.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:28 PM

Agh! I misunderstood.

Sometimes a 20g would be good for biab.

Yeah, even with 20 gallons of space I think I might not be able to do full volume on big beers. Do some biab people just add water after they remove the bag? Obviously only for really big beers.

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#15 jammer

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 08:22 PM

Anyone have the McMaster and Carr part numbers for the replacement gaskets and o-rings?    Am I being too cheap?  LMAO


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 02:00 AM

Anyone have the McMaster and Carr part numbers for the replacement gaskets and o-rings?    Am I being too cheap?  LMAO

Buying Keg O-Rings in Bulk
contributed by stout_fan and MtnBrewer

Q: I just got a bunch of used kegs and I want to replace the o-rings. Do you know where I can get them in bulk?
A: Sure. You can get corny keg o-rings from McMaster-Carr. Here's what you'll need (prices as of May 1, 2005):

(1) Dip Tube O-Rings
5/16" ID x 1/2"OD x 3/32" width
9452K172 BunaN #109
Pkg 100/$2.24

(2) Post O-Rings
7/16" ID x 5/8" OD x 3/32" width
9452K23 BunaN #111
Pkg 100/$2.77

(3) Lid O-Rings
3 1/2" ID x 4" OD x 1/4" width
9452K218 BunaN #417
Pkg 10/$12.50

Q: What about the so-called quad-rings (a.k.a., h-rings, double-seal rings) for the dip tube seals?
A: Dip tube seals: 90025K368 - Double Seal Buna-N O-Ring As568A Dash #109, Pkg 100/$4.72
Post O-Rings (A70 durometer): 90025K224 Dash #111, Pkg 100/$11.40
Post O-Rings (A50 durometer): 2418T136 Dash #111, Pkg 100/$9.00

Q: Those are more expensive than the regular o-rings. What's the advantage?
A: They seal without excessive force. Tightening the posts too much can result in galling the threads.

Q: I've also heard that silicone o-rings work better than Buna-N on the posts. Is there a part number for these?
A: 9396K24 - Silicone O-Ring As568A Dash#111
Pkg 100/$13.53


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 04:02 AM

DJ got it but it is here as well in the FAQ  https://brews-bros.c...13-keg-o-rings/


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 04:39 AM

Mmc sometimes seems pricey relative to other options. I'd check ebay and Amazon as well. Do you need full rebuilds kits or just specific o-rings?
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Posted 02 April 2021 - 05:13 AM

Mmc sometimes seems pricey relative to other options. I'd check ebay and Amazon as well. Do you need full rebuilds kits or just specific o-rings?

 

Goo point. Kits here are under $10 for a 3 pack

 

https://www.homebrew...ack_p_6647.html


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 11:43 AM

I bought these. Seen okay, but the kegs haven't seen beer yet. $5.99 for 5 kegs.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0105JJ8L2
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