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Draft Brewer® Reconditioned Pin Lock Keg


SKU# K044

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Perfect for kegging your homebrew, cider, or soda, these reconditioned pin 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 Pin Lock Gas (KX07) and Beverage (KX09) lines.

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


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Draft Brewer Reconditioned Pin 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.

22" Tall x 8.75" diameter.

Note: Keg Lube can help prevent CO2 leaks and prolong the life of the keg seals.

A Pin Lock Socket Tool (K197) can help in the removal of Pin Lock posts for cleaning.
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No manual pressure relief valve; pretty banged up
Okay, right up front I'll admit I bought the pin lock keg by mistake since all my hardware is ball lock. First thing I didn't like was that the keg was pretty beat up, but it's used so what-are-ya-gonna-do. Second thing is that there's no manual pressure relief valve on these kegs. I like to purge the headspace with CO2 and now I have to go find a chopstick or something to stick in gas line fitting and connect/remove the CO2 cylinder a bunch of times and hope I don't get sprayed with beer (rather than just pull the convenient valve ring on a ball lock keg top). Lesson learned.
April 21, 2017
1 year ago
Arrived as Promised
As always, very happy with Northern Brewer products and service.
October 4, 2016
Great keg
opened it up to clean it out and was met with a blast of pressurized air. Well, at least I know it works!
July 25, 2016
Reconditioned Pin Lock Keg
Just as advertised-the keg is in great condition. The seals were all good. Getting ready to fill it with delicious beer from a kit from Northern Brewer!
October 27, 2015
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What are the dimensions? Need to know if this will fit/how many will fit in my kegerator.
G R on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions are 8.8" L x 8.8" W x 22" H. Cheers!
How many gallons does this keg hold?
A shopper on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It holds 5 gallons. I use these kegs and they work great, just get some food grade lube for the o-rings or they will leak
Is there a pressure relief built into the lid?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, you will need to use a pointed object to depress the valve in the center of the out post to relieve pressure.
Do these come with all required hardware and software, e.g., gaskets, o-rings, gas/liquid in/out fittings?
K A on Nov 21, 2015

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! These kegs come with all gaskets


fittings etc that come with a brand new keg. You will still need your hoses/lines


spout etc... I hope this helps

have a great day!!
Can I convert this to ball lock with the NB pin to ball kit?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have converted all my kegs to ball locks, including this one that I purchased from Northern Brewer. You just need to know which kind of keg you have and order the right kits--they have different size threads depending. Any keg can be converted, but you need to know if it is cornelius, firestone, spartanburg, or John. Have not bought this conversion kit so cannot say, but there are two sites that are very helpful that NB won't let me paste here (!), so you'll have to find them by looking for "corneykeg dot com resources corney-keg-tips" and "ipass dot net mike keg thread sizes"
I notice the height is 22in, what would you say the height all hooked up would be... 23? I have a cooler I'm trying to convert but I'm starting to think it might be a tad too short :(
J J on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The disconnects would add at least 2 inches to the height. I would plan around 24 inches tall. Cheers!
I have a six of these kegs now and two of them I cannot get them to completely seal around the lid. I fought them for a couple hours and when I spray sanitizer around the lid, It still bubbles. It is very little but it uses up CO2 way too fast. The rest of the kegs I have had no problems with. Is there any suggestions to getting these to seal? Or should I send them back for replacement? I did replace the gaskets with new ones and the lids with new ones and they still leak.
A shopper on Sep 13, 2017

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