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Rick Hawley
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 57
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 24.249.211.197
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't understand why people are paying over $100 + shipping for used 3 gallon kegs on Ebay. Might as well buy a new one if thats what its gonna cost.
 

Skotrat
Advanced Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 914
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PT BARNUM!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10457
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got three 3 gal. corny kegs I bought for $10 each from a homebrewer who was retiring and moving to Florida. Now if I only could find a couple of 10 gal. corny kegs, which have been bid up into the stratosphere because apparently they are popular for illicit meth labs. Now those people really are crazy!
 

Josh Johnson
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Username: Msujdog

Post Number: 153
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 99.48.200.192
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 03:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only benefit I can see of the 3g keg is that it will fit in a five gallon bucket with ice and stay colder for parties. Also easier to lift.

Other than that, it's faster to carbonate 3 gallons of beer in a 5g corny with 2 gallons of headspace. And I don't brew 3 gallons; it's just as easy to brew 5 gallons, and more cost-effective.

The only thing I'm proud of is the steal I got on a 1.5g CO2 tank. Now THAT sucker is handy for transporting kegs to parties.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10483
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 03:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Three-gallon corny kegs will typically fit much better in a standard refrigerator without removing almost all of the shelves.
 

Connie
Senior Member
Username: Connie

Post Number: 1422
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 03:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

one of our LHBS went out of business just as I was getting into the hobby. He had several ten gallon kegs in his back room (said they came from Lynn) He offered them at $20 each and finally just gave me two. I had no use for them at the time as I only did five gallon batches.
 

Catt22
Intermediate Member
Username: Catt22

Post Number: 258
Registered: 12-2000
Posted From: 216.14.78.130
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 05:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have four 3 gallon cornies that I bought about five years ago. I think they were the last ones up for sale before the prices went through the roof and they suddenly all but vanished from the marketplace. I absolutely love them and wish I had 50 more. I would use them exclusively if I could afford to. I brew 6 and 12 gallon batches most of the time so two or four per batch works perfectly for me. They are quick to chill, very convenient to transport, quick to carb (smaller volume), can be placed on a table or counter top. I use one of the small CO2 injectors to push the beer and the tap fitted with the ball lock connector. I ususally drop them in a five gallon Gott cooler to keep cool. Near perfect fit! I would nab up any I see in a heartbeat if they were reasonably priced. My limit is about $30 ea. and that just ain't gonna happen any time soon.