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Greg Nolan
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Username: Greg

Post Number: 106
Registered: 06-2001
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 02:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where is the best internet outlet for 5 gallon cornies? Seems like a guy should be able to find cornies for under 20 bucks.
 

Gerry Pflepsen
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 02:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Believe it or not, I have bought them direct from Pepsico bottling, my local distibutor. They come full of soda, and cost $17. No deposit, no need to return them. I quiz them every time, and it's always the same, "It's yours, you can have it. You don't need to bring it back." I leave kind of slack jawed every time.

And you know they are good and hold pressure.
 

George Schmidt
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Username: Gschmidt

Post Number: 41
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 02:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wish my local Pepsi would do that. I've asked both 7-up and pepsi here in Indy and neither one has pre-mix available.
 

Gerry Pflepsen
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Username: Gpflepsen

Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 03:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's the deal, they are phasing out pre-mix cornies and going with boxes of syrup. Neither Coke or 7UP carry the cornies anymore. It must cost them more to handle and recondition returns than to just let them go.
 

Paul Muth
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 04:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Greg,
My LHBS has them for $14.62 each or $13.29 in lots of 4. It is ebrew.com .. Yea, I am affiliated, It's my LHBS.. You know, the place where I buy stuff? lol...

I know there are other places that have inexpensive deals too.

HTH
PJ
 

Carl McCoy
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Username: Ib4it

Post Number: 51
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 09:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.homebrewing.org/item2.htm

Check this thread out.

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi
 

Joseph Listan
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Username: Poonstab

Post Number: 153
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Everyone but homebrewers is phasing them out. How hard is it going to be to find parts in ten years? Will poppets be $18 each?
 

PalerThanAle
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Post Number: 1060
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Will poppets be $18 each?"

I'm not taking any chances - that's why I own ~20 of them.

PTA
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 419
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 01:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Right now 5 gallon corny kegs are relatively cheap, although the price has edged up in the past year as the Chinese have greatly increased purchases of scrap stainless. Joseph, you may be correct that the cost will be considerably higher in ten years when the soda bottlers have entirely phased them out. But that's no reason not to buy them now at a good price and keep some around for spare parts.
 

Connie
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Post Number: 206
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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is rcbequip.com still in business, I can't get their site to come up.
 

Greg Nolan
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Post Number: 107
Registered: 06-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 02:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the help guys. I went to Pepsi today and purchased 20 gallons of pop for 90 bucks. They didn't ask for name or deposit and didn't care if I brought them back.
 

Gerry Pflepsen
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Username: Gpflepsen

Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 02:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What flavor? I've been getting root beer. The neighbor kids think I'm cool. :-)

I had to replace the lid o-ring on one, but the others cleaned (smell too) up with PBW soaking.

(Message edited by gpflepsen on September 01, 2004)
 

Jared Cook
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Username: Jared

Post Number: 399
Registered: 09-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 04:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That sounds like a good way to get kegs, but how the hell do you drink that much soda? If I'm putting any fattening, cold, carbonated liquid in me, it better be beer...
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1063
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 04:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"but how the hell do you drink that much soda?"

I, on the average, drink almost 5 liters of soda a day - granted it is all diet - but wrong none the less. The place I work at has free soda as a "benefit".

I only drink water as an ingredient. I need to get liquids some how.

PTA
 

Jared Cook
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Post Number: 401
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Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 05:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's funny. The place I work has the same benefit. I just completely forgot that I drink a rediculous ammount of Diet DrPepper every day. Not near 5 liters, but I guess I CAN see how you could drink that much soda. :-) I wouldn't drink soda at home though. I have to drink beer at night to balance out the coffee and Diet DP I drink all day.
 

Vance Barnes
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Post Number: 967
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you see the recent study that said that 1 soda a day (not diet of course) doubles your risk of diabetes? Not sure your "benefits" are really good for you. Hope the medical insurance is good!
 

Gerry Pflepsen
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The root beer gets drank, but I have dumped out 4 gallons of Sierra Mist before.
 

Hornbrau
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Post Number: 244
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Damn, my kids would love it if we had root beer on tap, and free kegs as a benefit? I'm going to have to call my local pepsi shop!
 

Chumley
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Post Number: 2199
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Five liters of diet soda a day ?!? This explains a lot, PTA. You shouldn't worry about getting Alzheimer's from brewing in aluminum pots, because the time you get to be 60, there won't be any thing left in your brain left to infect.
 

PalerThanAle
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Post Number: 1066
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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 02:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I also have the bladder of a water buffalo. I bet my brother once I could fill up a 32 oz soda cup - I won, with a couple extra oz that overflowed... ahhh good times, good times.

PTA
 

Denny Conn
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Post Number: 3434
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PTA, TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Hophead
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Post Number: 969
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great, now I'm going to have to try that, thanks.

I drink about 3 stupor big gulps of diet coke a day, which would be about a gallon, so I'm under 5 litres too, barely...
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 227
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PTA - Impressive...but how FAR can you go??

I once knew a guy that could pee over a stop sign.
 

Jared Cook
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Username: Jared

Post Number: 404
Registered: 09-2002
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 01:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

when I was in kindergarten, we used to try to pee on the ceiling of the restroom. The boys' restroom was wild because it was the one place our teacher couldn't follow us in. :-) Oh yeah, we often made it. It's amazing how far a young kid can pee.
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1071
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 02:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm afraid I'm no longer a distance "runner", I go for volume now.
I do, however, have fond memories of trying to pee over the stall dividers in grade school and into the next urinal...

mophead - Let me know how you do!

PTA
 

Jared Cook
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Post Number: 405
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Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 03:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LMAO! Such good memories.
 

Bill Walton
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Post Number: 27
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 04:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since this is officially out of hand, I have a friend who can stand at the foul line on a basketball court and pee through the hoop. I didn't believe it either until I witnessed it.
 

Richard Nye
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Post Number: 231
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do that at halftime?
 

Hophead
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Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill, step away from the mushrooms...

I'm going to have to call foul on the hoop dream, not w/o some kind of additional hardware...

 

tim roth
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Post Number: 135
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 08:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PTA- Next time you are in town, we do have outdoor hoops! Hmmmmm........I wonder. Cheers, Tim
 

Bill Walton
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Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 03:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry Hophead, no mushrooms. Also, it depends on whether you count about 14 beers as additional hardware...

By the way, I ran halftime show idea past my buddy and he's willing to give it a shot (so to speak), you have any bookings for him Richard?
 

Bill Walton
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Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh yeah, sorry Greg. I hope you find your Cornies some day.