Archive for June, 2008

Mo’ Keg Biz

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Ugh, you shouldn’t always trust what you’re told, or you don’t always get what you don’t pay for, or something…

 Mo’ Keg Biz

I sort of suppose they delivered as promised, but next time I’d rather trust myself than trust someone else. Homebrewing is not a hobby for the person who is impatient, like I am sometimes. So I got these 4 “rebuilt” kegs from MoreBeer the other day that were supposed to be cleaned inside and out and have the gaskets replaced. So in my opinion these should be ready to be sanitized and filled. Well, for an extra $30 dollars I’m not sure I was given the lack of work and piece of mind I was looking for. The first keg I opened smelt rank and had mildew along the bottom and the second keg’s pressure release valve wouldn’t continuously hold pressure. And I thought I was going to keg tonight. I was planning on cleaning (for good measure) and sanitizing the kegs prior to first use, but after those discoveries I had to do what I had to do. I was going to take apart and clean all the pieces well at that point, and then discovered I needed yet another deep socket, great… I have a 7/8 and a 3/4 which are both too big for this particular keg. Now it looks like I’ll need an 11/16 too. Anyway, I have two “clean” and “sanitized” kegs downstairs (about three hours worth of work anyway, ugh) ready to keg tomorrow. I know I am gambling a little and maybe I’ll have better vision tomorrow, but as of now I’m a little pissy. Plus I definitely want to clean-up the outsides, these 4 kegs are twice as bad as the original 4 I bought, and it makes me feel a little dirty using them. I hate this kind of dumb shit…

Mo’ Kegs

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Early this week I received some more kegs in the mail from More Beer.

More Kegs Bitches!

More Beer sells three different kinds of kegs, new, used, and rebuilt. I rolled the bones and went with the rebuilt kegs. Sure they were more expensive than the used kegs, but after you factor in the cost of the new gasket kit (inexpensive) and my headache and time from rebuilding them last time (expensive) it felt totally worth it to me this time to move in this direction. Plus, I’ve been sitting on a $100 gift certificate to More Beer for almost a year now (thank you Fool Circle tasting crew) so really these puppies turned out to be quite cheap.

So now I have 8 kegs, 4 filled with beer and ready to go, 3 lined up for beers in carboys basically ready to go, and 1 still waiting. Am I going to have to order more kegs again soon? Probably not, I’m just going to have to start drinking more beer! Really, I think if I had 12 kegs I would never (or only once in a blue moon) run into a lack of keg space issue.