Beer Kegs: Find Empty Beer Kegs for Sale

Beer Kegs

If you’re looking for quality beer keg guides and information on where to buy them then you’re in the right place.

There are many different variations of kegs out there from just your simple industry sanke keg right through to the home brewer’s favourite the corny keg.

If you’re looking to start home brewing and storing your beer in kegs, then the fantastic guides below have great advice on where to find empty beer kegs for sale.

You can find all our latest beer keg guides below, if you’re looking for something that isn’t’ here be sure to check back soon as we’re always adding more.

Ball Lock Keg: The Most Common Lock

A ball lock keg uses a specific technique for connecting and disconnecting the liquid and gas lines to a keg. This type of connection is the most common version you will find around at the writing of this article. The alternative to the ball lock is the pin lock keg,...

Pin Lock Keg: The Cheaper Alternative

A pin lock keg uses the pin method for both the connection and disconnection of the liquid and gas lines. This sort of connection was most commonly used by Coca-Cola whilst the alternative ball lock mechanism was utilized by Pepsi Co. As we mentioned above the...

Pony Keg: The Quarter Barrel Keg

A pony keg or also known as a quarter barrel keg holds the equivalent of a quarter of a barrel thus the quarter name. This type of keg is not considered a good one to use for home brewing as it has all the inconvenience you find with an industry keg. You will however...

Sanke Keg

A sanke keg is often regarded as a very difficult keg to maintain as a home brewer. This is because they are made for commercial use and not your typical home brewer thus are a lot harder to clean and maintain than the corny keg. Just because they're made for...

Sixth Barrel Keg: The 1/6 Barrel Keg

The sixth barrel keg or also known as the 1/6 barrel keg is roughly the same size as a corney keg. It is most popular amongst boutique pubs and avid home brewers. This keg has been designed to fit a lot better than a lot of the other variations reason why this keg...

Mini Kegs

The mini keg is a smaller keg and is often seen in bottle shops available for sale, these kegs only 5 litres of beer but is still a favourite by many beer drinkers. You will get about 14 (12 Oz) or 10 (16 Oz/pints) beers in a mini keg. These are likely to vary...

Cornelius Keg: Quality Corny Kegs for Sale

A Cornelius keg or also known as a corny keg is typically made out of a metal and is a very popular keg amongst home brewers. They are often used a lot in home brewing due to the fact they’re easier to clean and maintain than the industry standard sanke keg. The corny...

As you may or may not know a keg is a small round container that is typically made of wood or aluminium/steel. You will find that most kegs used in the brewing of wine, some spirits are still wooden whilst beer is mostly stored in aluminium kegs.

Most the Cornelius beer kegs you find today were used in the storing of soft drink. However, since the industry has changed they have stopped using these and moved onto cheaper solutions. You might still find some soft drinks stored in kegs but they’re mostly stored in plastic bags within a cardboard box now.

The aluminium kegs are fantastic as they can take a beating making them great to transport beer from the brewery to retailers. They’re also great for the average home brewer since they are much easier to be kept clean and maintained then bottles.

As we mentioned above most wooden kegs you see are not used for the storing of beer anymore. You will find that these are used to store spirits and wine however that doesn’t mean you can’t store a beer in one. Storing a beer in a wooden keg will encourage a new and interesting flavour to develop as it takes in the flavours of the surroundings. It is best you use one that has had a hard liquor in it before to ensure that is sterilised.

Modern beer kegs are stored upright where the fittings have hoses connected to. A gas such as carbon dioxide is then pushed through one hose to push gas out the fitting that usually has a keg tap attached to it.

There are many different sized variations of the keg. Each have their own pros and benefits for example the Cornelius keg is great for home brewing as it has a wide opening and holds just the right amount of beer.

A keg can also be stored in a kegerator these are very popular amongst home brewers as they are compact and allow for the serving of nice cool beer. The industry uses these to serve and store beer to patrons.

We hope you enjoy these articles and have provided you with advice to make the right decision when it comes to purchasing a beer keg. Be sure to check back in the future as we are always adding more great guides.

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