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Offline brynn

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OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:00:32 AM »
This just came up on my FB feed http://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/mobile/product.aspx?ProductCode=plk%2Dno%2Dprv%2D4%2Dpack%2Duntested

$100 for 4

Seems like a good deal, thoughts
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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 08:26:12 AM »
Not bad at all by todays keg prices ... problem is that you don't want to mix and match pin and ball lock. It becomes a royal pain in the ass. It would be interesting to see what shipping would be. I'd think it'd be pretty steep for a package of that girth
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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 09:00:01 AM »
$38 for shipping. $151 total to NB. Why does everyone have ball lock? Is there an advantage?
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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 09:11:12 AM »
take note that is says No Pressure Relief

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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 09:13:03 AM »
There's no real advantage from one to the other.
As to why most people around here have ball locks is a bit of a geographic thing in my opinion. There are many folks in the Halifax area that have pin locks because there used to be a Coca Cola plant (or distributor) there and its a bit easier to source pin locks.

Around here, there have been Pepsi plants and distributors. That's why alot of folks have pepsi kegs.

Same in the US; folks in the south mainly have pin locks because Coke is in Atlanta. Folks in the midwest have ball locks.

This is simply one theory. 

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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 11:01:22 AM »
Not a bad deal at all if it's 10 bucks each approximately for shipping.

Seems like a valid theory to me too Pliny!

So if these kegs have no pressure relief valves on them, are you not able to purge the O2 in the headspace?
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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 11:21:45 AM »
Just disconnect the CO2 and use a screw driver or key to press on the poppet of the CO2 in.
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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 12:55:03 PM »
Not a bad deal at all if it's 10 bucks each approximately for shipping.

Seems like a valid theory to me too Pliny!

So if these kegs have no pressure relief valves on them, are you not able to purge the O2 in the headspace?

Pretty much.  It's a pain in the ass, although you can get the pressure release valves if you want to drill the lid and install one yourself.

It's worth noting that Pin-lock kegs are taller and narrower than Ball-lock kegs, and the pin-lock disconnects are taller as well. 

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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 12:57:47 PM »
Thankd for all the info. I think ill keep watching for a good price on ball locks with pressure relief.
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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 05:36:49 PM »
Not a bad deal at all if it's 10 bucks each approximately for shipping.

Seems like a valid theory to me too Pliny!

So if these kegs have no pressure relief valves on them, are you not able to purge the O2 in the headspace?

Pretty much.  It's a pain in the ass, although you can get the pressure release valves if you want to drill the lid and install one yourself.

It's worth noting that Pin-lock kegs are taller and narrower than Ball-lock kegs, and the pin-lock disconnects are taller as well.

Pin locks are actually shorter and wider than ball locks.

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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 10:05:56 PM »
I just bought two ball lock today while I was in Moncton from the kijiji guy thats always listing them. He puts all new seals in them. (so he says) They are in good shape but 50 a piece. He tells me that used ball locks are getting harder to find as Pepsi started puncturing their kegs when scraping them. Don't know whether its true or not.

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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 06:57:00 AM »
I think he may be the guy we used to buy bulk from.  A couple of years ago we were getting them for $20 each!

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Re: OBK Pin Lock Kegs
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 09:05:45 AM »
Yeah thats quite possible Chris, he said that him and his brother bought an entire trailer load of 5000 a few years ago.