Draft Brewer® Reconditioned 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg
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, as 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.
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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 performance to hold pressure. Holding pressure is the keg 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.
The kegs have worked great so far. We had an issue with the seal on one of them initially but were able to fix it. It was missing one of the rubber bumpers on the latch and wasn’t allowing the top to create a good seal. Overall, though, we’ve been pleased w/ the product.
I had to give this one three stars due to the fact that I had to replace all the O-rings and the cap does not make a tight seal when locked down. I tried reshaping the arms to get more even seal pressure but not sure if that will be sufficient enough to hold pressure.
Good keg. Holds pressure. Was clean. Not too beat up.
Keg's exterior was very dinged, which is not to unexpected considering I am aware it is well used, but more wear than I would have thought. Biggest issue is it had a small amount of clear fluid in it under pressure, and smelled very much of Sprite. I don't know if that is leftover syrup from its previous usage, or if it was not cleaned well enough during reconditioning, but it did not come in good shape.
With that said, all the o-rings and connections are working fine, which is what matters most I suppose.