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I have seen a few of the 10Lt Cornelius kegs kicking around but no-one will sell them, "rare as hens teeth" they say (which seems to be true).
I am curious if anyone has looked at getting some from the US? I am sure the freight would be too expensive for an individual but with a group like this, or even a few homebrew clubs combining buying power does anyone know if it is an affordable option? Anyone interested in doing something like this?

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I think Jayse may have looked into importing kegs for the US (50L ones but). They are cheap as chips over there for soda kegs, but I reckon that freight is going to be the big killer as you mentioned. They are bloody bulky for even just a few of them.

I'd be interested to read what you find out.

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im keen but as justin said freight will kill it.probably would have to pack a sea container to make it even out cost wise.
the amount of kegs to pack a sea container would be astronomical.
then theres the freight costs to ship the kegs around oz to the buyers. :(
 

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18L Cornelius kegs on US Ebay, $9.99 US :(
 

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I can get them here $100 each , they are 18lt one cut and rewelded , I have one myself , get for parties , fits into an esky , tap on the outside
I know show off material ! :rolleyes:
 

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$45!!! That's a fine price. Do you sell whole setups? Best I can get here is $340-one keg,tap and lines. Single keg $90.
 

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Whoops. Reg too.
 

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$45 is awseome for those kegs!!
I have been getting them mates rates in Brizzy for $65 (just gone up to $70) and I found some in Perth on holidays for $65 so my advice is stock up while you can at that price.

The guy I got the kegs of in Perth got his kegs from the US. I think he got 100-200 at once.


Batz
I have been contemplating doing the same thing with one of my 18L kegs but I just can't bring myself to cut a good keg in half.

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I'm going to have to start kegging soon, but the equipment is quite a way down on the 'to buy' list. #1 on the list is a chest freezer, I am incapable of brewing in this heat. :angry:
 
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Oh yeah, for the small kegs Stainless tanks & pressure vessels in VIC have 5/9/18/23/45/106 litre kegs all brand new and shiny! but a little bit pricey. :(

info@stainlesstanks.com.au

(03) 9752 2400

hope this helps

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... a little pricey.

The prices on the pages don't include GST or freight.
Horrendous prices even for new kegs.
They must do limited runs of them.

Beers,
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rcb equipment might have them?? I bought 2 x 18L kegs off them for US$12 each and had them shipped to oz by USPS (took around 2 months) for US$21.20. At 0.75 exchange rate that works out to AUD30 a keg. Its worth it even in small quantities.
Try
http://www.rcbequip.com/index.html

With the idea of using a 10 L keg for parties what do you do about gasing it? No one wants to carry a CO2 cylinder around with them
 

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Use a soda stream bottle , get them at garage sales for nix , you can gas them up from your BOC bottle , I made a little button thing at work so my standard regulator fits it
 

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I also use a soda stream bottle. I had a Fitter at work turn up a reg fitting for me too. It has a different thread to fit the sodastream bottle, and a nipple to push the valve in.

I am also in the process of putting together a sodastream bottle with a S/S ball valve and standard reg thread so a normal reg will fit. I have seen and taken pictures of this setup, will try to post pics later tonight.

"this guy" thanks for the link, I will check it out.


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Here's a few pics of my gas system when going mobile.

The reg....

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A view of the gas ports and nipple.....

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A side view of the manufactured adaptor.....

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and lastly the modified Soda Stream bottle.....

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