Friday, July 01, 2005


Must be love...

So as I predicted in my previous entry, I petitioned my indulgent, gorgeous wife (typically known as She Who Must Be Obeyed, or SWMBO) for more kegs so I could have more capacity than I'm currently at. The conversation went something like this:

Garrett: "So honey... Once I keg these next beers, we're going to have 5 high-gravity beers in kegs conditioning..."
SWMBO: "So how many more kegs do you need."
Garrett: "Probably 4. I just got that 14 gallon kettle to do 10 gallon batches, and I can't brew anything because..."
SWMBO: "And how much are they?"
Garrett: "80 dollars, and that..."
SWMBO: "A piece?"
Garrett: "No, total including shipping... but that's really not so bad..."
SWMBO: "So why haven't you ordered more already?"
Garrett: "Well... because I wanted to get your permission first..."
SWMBO: "You're so cute. Go order them."

Honestly took less than a minute, and I was left with my jaw on the floor. So, I immediately popped on over to Homebrew Adventures and picked up 4 more unrebuilt kegs, with replacement O-ring sets for $16/ea. The shipping comes out to ~$4/ea, so $20 total. That's as good a deal as going up to Philly's Carbonator rental and buying them, however they are actually delivered to your door AND come with the O-rings. Great deal.

The promises I made to order were that I'd bring my lunch every day this month (no more expensive salads at the Barley Mill cafeteria) and that I always have a keg of scottish ale to put on tap for her. Seems like a small price to pay.

She's so good to me.

I'm impressed.
Impressed in what fashion?? My keg capacity of the understanding of my wife? ;-)
Well, you talked me into it. At those prices it was a better deal for me to buy a new ball lock keg rather than try to replace the old posts on my pin locks.

I figure I'll keep my 2 working pin lock kegs for aging purposes.
By your understanding of the fact that your wife must be obeyed.
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