Looking for 2 x 3Gal Ball lock kegs

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Looking for 2 x 3Gal Ball lock kegs

Post by jimboh » Tue May 14, 2019 3:41 pm

Long shot but thought I would ask if anyone had any of these they would part with.
Wine kits are 30 bottles or 22.5 litres so I don't believe a whole kit will go in a standard size 5G corney or 2 of the 2.5G size so was looking at 3G's which OBK sell.
Really looking to totally remove the bagging/bottling task which I hate.
Drinking: Best Coast IPA, Old Speckled Hen Clone, Northern Lights (NG),
Belgian Saison, Blonde Ale, Toy Soldier Stout(OBK) and 14G batch of ESB.
Fermenting: Taking a rest!
Scheduled: Another 10G of Toy Soldier Stout.

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Re: Looking for 2 x 3Gal Ball lock kegs

Post by Jthulu » Tue May 14, 2019 3:49 pm

I share your pain of bottling wine. I've since gone to reusing bags with one of these https://www.amazon.ca/Juggage-BIB-Conne ... hen&sr=1-2

I've kegged in the past and it worked well, but I really need a N2 tank. I would bottle the extra so it would minimize the number of bottle I would do, and that way I would have some ready to travel with.

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Re: Looking for 2 x 3Gal Ball lock kegs

Post by jimboh » Tue May 14, 2019 4:00 pm

I bought one of those connectors a couple of years back but they did not fit the taps on the bags I was buying from Noble G. However I just bought 9 bags from amazon and the taps on that do fit the connector. What is the situation with cleaning the bags or do you not need to?
I was going to go the N2 route. it is a big expense upfront but would be really quick and I probably do 10-12 kits a year. I l know it would be a lot cheaper in the short term just to throw away the bags but 1, that's not environmentally friendly and 2, the N2 tank and kegs will always have a resale value especially if manage to get used gear (unlikely though).
Drinking: Best Coast IPA, Old Speckled Hen Clone, Northern Lights (NG),
Belgian Saison, Blonde Ale, Toy Soldier Stout(OBK) and 14G batch of ESB.
Fermenting: Taking a rest!
Scheduled: Another 10G of Toy Soldier Stout.

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Re: Looking for 2 x 3Gal Ball lock kegs

Post by Jthulu » Sat May 18, 2019 11:02 am

I've been giving the bags a warm water rinse after finishing the bag and then a starsan rinse. I was reluctant to use any oxyclean or PBW since I felt risk of residue was more likely than the contents being contaminated due to a "dirty" bag. I'll probably resuse the bags a few times before replacing. I do ultimately want to go the N2 route as well.

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Re: Looking for 2 x 3Gal Ball lock kegs

Post by jimboh » Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 am

I will try re-filling a bag with the adaptor but I have also decided to give it a go using Co2. Only a minimal amount of pressure is needed to dispense and so thinking - give it a couple lbs when starting a session and then release the CO2 at the end of the evening. I can't imagine that carbonating the wine noticeably.
Drinking: Best Coast IPA, Old Speckled Hen Clone, Northern Lights (NG),
Belgian Saison, Blonde Ale, Toy Soldier Stout(OBK) and 14G batch of ESB.
Fermenting: Taking a rest!
Scheduled: Another 10G of Toy Soldier Stout.

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