5 Gallon Cornelius Keg, Ball Lock (Used)

Item Number: 99-2554

Regular price$69.00 Sale price$45.00
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Used & Tested, Ball Lock Keg, With Pressure Relief Valve
Used & Pressure Tested - Ball Lock - Includes Pressure Relief Valve Lid

Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style tank. These tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure. 25" tall and 8.5" diameter. Tanks will show normal wear and tear. May have stickers on kegs. May also have syrup residue in tanks as we only dump them.

Kegs include the o-rings and poppits that were installed when we received the tanks. We will often change an o-ring or poppit to get the tank to hold pressure. If you would like to have new o-rings or poppits, the options below allow you to add these. We do not change them but simply add them to the order.

If you are just getting into kegging you will need a kegging setup to go with these kegs. We sell picnic tap systems, tower systems, and kegerator systems.

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality...we just want to avoid any misunderstandings. Most of the kegs have black protective tops and bottoms, some are blue. We may have a few green, red or yellow tops. If you want a particular color, please indicate that at checkout time and we will try to accommodate you.

If you are unhappy with your used 5 Gallon Cornelius Kegs for any reason, we will gladly take them back. The purchaser will be responsible for return shipping charges.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 296 reviews
"Normal" wear and tear?

The two kegs I got are hammered. One doesn't even stand up very well due to the bottom being collapsed. None of the fittings match. Dirty AF. Garbage. Won't be ordering anything from AIH again.

Used, not refurbished

Overall, I was satisfied with the product, but definitely be aware of what you're buying. Most homebrew online outlets have *refurbished* used kegs, meaning they've been emptied, pressure tested and have new o-rings et cetera. This is a used keg, not a refurbished keg. It might not even be still useable (mine is, but as you'll see, this is no guarantee).


My keg had very recently been used for some one's craft rootbeer. I know because it was not only labeled as such, but arrived under pressure with some rootbeer still remaining inside. On the one hand this is good, because being under pressure I knew for a fact that it could still retain pressure. However, arriving with beverage still inside makes me absolutely certain no testing or refurbishing was done on this keg.

Not coincidentally, I'm sure, the post o-rings were cracked and need to be replaced, although the lid o-ring is still good, and the safety valve still seats properly.

In short, be aware of what you are buying from this outlet. Used is not refurbished. Tubing is sold by the foot so if you order a quantity of 1, you get one foot, and so forth. None of this is a problem, mind you, if you know what you are getting, and as I said I'm overall pleased with my purchase. I will say I would NOT buy this product at the listed price were it not for the 15%off email promo I used. For five dollars more I can get a cleaned, tested and refurbished keg from my local homebrew store. $45 is way more than a used keg is worth without knowing for sure it's still usable. You may be paying $50 for scrap metal.

Very satisfied, initial thoughts

I have been brewing for about 4 years and recently decided to move from bottling to kegging. I toyed with the idea of ordering a new keg but just couldn't justify the cost, so decided to make the leap and ordered a used one.

The box arrived unscathed and the keg inside was in great shape; the handles were tight, the keg was lightly dirty on the outside (like it had been in a shed for a year or two), there was leftover soda liquid on the inside, a few minor dings on the outside, and the keg still had a fair amount of pressure in it. I applied some elbow grease to the outside, filled the inside with Oxyclean and let it soak for 24 hours, replaced all of the o-rings (for the lid, posts, and dip tubes), replaced the poppets, and the PRV.

While I haven't actually used the keg yet (looking for deal on a used CO2 tank), I'm am very happy with the purchase. I am really looking forward to dealing with one big bottle instead of 48 small ones.

Used kegs

What can you expect from used kegs,right? Mine expectation’s where slightly higher honestly. I bought two. One kegs had a “stolen from ..” sticker on it ?? Both were dirty. A razor blade and some cleaner were required.

At the end of the day. Both passed the pressure test. Cleaned up like stainless will. Function perfectly. For the price point I would purchase again.

William E Challender
Stainless steel barrels

I believe that they will workforce what I want to do at a great price

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