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Old 11-29-2010, 12:41 AM   #1
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Wheres a good place other than the liquor store to get kegs. Is there a seceret that i am unaware of to get unwanted empty kegs....... I live in indianapolis right next to monarch beverage which is budweisers distributor...you think i could get good deals on empty kegs there?

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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Give them a call. The worst they can do is say no. Distributors sell kegs as scrap for various reasons, so you just might get lucky. You might even have better luck if you try to buy a lot of used kegs as opposed to singles since making a special one keg sale is a PITA when compared to dropping off a truckload to the scrap yard.

If the distributor doesn't work, call the scrapyard.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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ok il give them a call tomorrow.

Do scrap yards have kegs laying around or something?

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If you are lucky the scrapyard will have one. That is where I picked up one of my 2.

Incidently(?) the other one came from the Bud distributor in town. The mother of my son's best friend works in the front office. It's pretty damn new. Almost too nice to turn into a keggle/HLT, almost. Been tempted to ask if I can get another one but don't want to press my luck.

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I got 3 from craigslist and 1 by pure luck just driving to work.

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Craigslist is definitely your friend here. I picked up 4 a couple of weeks ago for a grand total of $50. Couldn't pass it up and it was worth a bit of a drive to pick them up. You can search multiple cities at once for Craigslist if you use searchtempest.com. I've found several great deals on there that weren't necessarily in the same city as me.

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I put up a wanted ad offering $20 per keg on craigslist and got 4-5 responses the same day, all of them had the same story, their roommate had a party or something and moved out and never returned it and they don't have the paperwork or know what liquor store to even take it to. I am shocked people even read the wanted ads, but I guess they do.

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I put up a wanted ad offering $20 per keg on craigslist and got 4-5 responses the same day, all of them had the same story, their roommate had a party or something and moved out and never returned it and they don't have the paperwork or know what liquor store to even take it to. I am shocked people even read the wanted ads, but I guess they do.
great idea!! il do that, i sent out a mass text to old/current friends and a couple of of know people in beer distribution
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Kegs in distribution are owned by breweries, so only breweries can give them to you. I think you are a sucker if you pay $20-$30 to steal a keg when you could have done it for free but it's your money.

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I'll stick to the deniability that the person I bought it from on Craigslist owned it. Even if they did get it from a store, full for a keg party, they paid more for the deposit on it plus the beer than $20-30.

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