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Draft Brewer® Reconditioned Ball Lock Keg


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Perfect for kegging your homebrew, cider, or soda, these reconditioned ball lock 5-gallon kegs are used, but have been tested and approved to hold pressure – their most important task. Though the exteriors may have cosmetic damage, we guarantee that they are pressure-capable and we personally pressure test each and every one when it comes through our doors.

Needed, but not included, is a CO2 cylinder, Regulator, and Ball Lock Gas (KX03) and Beverage (KX05) lines.

Looking for a complete system? See our Draft Brewer® keg systems.

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Draft Brewer® Reconditioned Ball Lock Keg

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Along with pressure testing each keg, we replace the lid o-rings and outer-post o-rings, if needed. Many of our competitors do not do this, but we want to make absolutely sure you are satisfied – even if it's a used keg at a low price! Our technicians have also cleaned each keg with a caustic soda rinse – but even so – the keg may retain a sweet smell similar to a lemon-lime soft drink. The keg exteriors have not had extensive cleaning, so as with most "used" soda kegs we recommend that you thoroughly clean the keg inside (again) and out before using.

A note about o-rings: If you are concerned about the condition of the o-rings you may purchase extra o-rings separately, in case any tear during use.

This amazing price is worth a few dents! Because these kegs are used, many show exterior wear and tear that will not affect the keg's performance to hold pressure. Holding pressure is the keg's main function, and it will keep your beer tasting fresh and delicious. The affordability of buying "reconditioned" is definitely worth a few scratches and dents.

These kegs are sourced from a variety of vendors and are not customer returns. They may not look new, but they work like new, thus the major discounted price from that of a brand new keg.

Note: Keg Lube can help prevent CO2 leaks and prolong the life of the keg seals.
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Would not buy another
I understand these kegs are used but to what extent I didn't know. Mine arrived today and it looks terrible. It is so beat up and dented its embarrassing. At least 8 large dents in the side, the rubber top and bottom is entirely cracking apart. The lid is actually rusting down by the o-ring. The valves are sealed but one looks as if the internals are ready to shoot out the valve. There is some strange debris down by the siphon tube. Had I known the actual condition of these I would not have made the purchase. My local brew shop has used kegs in much better condition for only $75.00. After receiving a keg in this condition I may never shop with Northern Brewer again.
January 16, 2017
Really guys?
Reconditioned means it works out of the box.I don't think reconditioned means there's still rootbeer residue(not just smell)Or that you can unscrew the posts with your fingersOr that it doesn't hold pressure unless you use too much lube or blast it with pressure to pop it sealed
May 18, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
That sounds like one missed being cleaned and reconditioned. It is still a good idea to clean a used keg upon receipt. Customer service is contacting you to arrange for replacement.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
The keg works ...... Now
the one I got has a huge dent and leaked air when I got it. Thought it would be a higher quality used condition than that. I had to replace all seals, did not expect to do that. Disappointed, thanks for asking
March 24, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Hey Scott, thanks for contacting us. I have not published the review since that seemed to be a confusion about the email you received. Mainly the last part, that will confuse people, we would be happy to post a review. Usually a reconditioned keg just needs to make sure it will hold pressure, sorry to hear you had to replace seals, I believe the website makes note that it can be required. I could get you store credit perhaps to make up for the costs of replacing seals? Sometimes they hold pressure but then you take it apart and clean it and suddenly it stops sealing so sorry you had to deal with that. If the keg is unacceptable we could arrange an exchange? Let me know what I can do to help, no one should get to be disappointed! Cheers and looking forward to hearing back!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
It got me started.
The recon keg was ok, and it got me started in kegging. But, had I done my homework I could have found new kegs at a much lower price than the used one.
March 25, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Money well spent
The first keg I got was a complete mess, leaked in an impressive way and had a good size dent. I should have known the folks at Northern Brewer would make it right. Even though it took me well past an reasonable return-by date to fully test it out, they helped me trouble shoot via email and shipped me a replacement free of charge when that failed. . The new (reconditioned) keg works like a charm. Prost!
May 4, 2016
Works as expected. I'd buy again.
January 22, 2016
Thanks again
The refurbished kegs from NB are always top notch and unless you're worried about cosmetics these do the trick. One must have slipped through the thorough check but NB was quick to remedy the issue. In the very rare case the refurbished keg doesn't meet your standards they'll make it right.
May 18, 2016
Excellent buy!
Can't recommend this enough. I home brew and this was perfect, cost affordable and the keg is like new, definitely recommend this if this is what you ar looking for! Can't say enough good things about it!
March 28, 2016
Why bottle?!
Home brew on tap sounded much better than yeast cake at the bottom of every bottle of beer so I picked up a couple kegs. There's no looking back! Best home brew investment yet!!!
November 13, 2015
Excellent value!
I have been brewing for years and this was my first experience kegging my beer. I debated purchasing new kegs, but trusted Northern Brewer with a reconditioned keg. It was clean and ready to go. I will be ordering more soon. The first beer that I kegged was the Queen of Africa and it was outstanding.
September 3, 2017
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how do you clean these
D A on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Kegs can be cleaned as other equipment. A solution of PBW followed by rinsing and a solution of Star San should clean and sanitize your keg.
What are the dimensions of these kegs?
C J on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The kegs will be about 26" tall with a disconnect attached. The keg is roughly 8.5" in diameter.
please explain reconditioned; i have seen 4 used kegs for $240 elsewhere. i assume there is a difference?
S E on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Reconditioned is just that - reconditioned. Inspected and repaired to near new condition. These still may have scratches and dents. If you do your homework you should be able to find new NSF certified kegs for about the same price.

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