Great Value on Kegs, 1 Issue
These are the best kegs you can get for the price point, but that being said I have one issue with them. The issue is that the Universal Poppets they use have a propensity to get hop particles stuck in them that I have not experienced with other kegs. This means that if a hop particle gets stuck, I have to depressurize the keg (wasting CO2) unscrew the liquid post, clean out the spring of the Universal Poppet, screw it back on, and re-pressurize and purge the keg (wasting more CO2). I have since replaced the liquid side Poppets of the 2 of these kegs I got from AIH with Cornelius Poppets, and so far had no issues, but it's one more cost to take into account when buying these. I suppose I probably could have just swapped the liquid side Poppets on these with gas side Poppets from my other kegs, but I didn't really think about that at the time. I would still buy these again, but would really prefer the better poppets due to this clogging issue.
Reviewed by: Brian Ciarimboli