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Old 03-06-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default keg ------>keggle?

ok so I went to town today (20 min drive) and I stopped at one of the local Beer distribitors ( *%#up PA laws) and got my self a case of 16 oz guinness cans for $34 ( about 5-6 dollars a 4 pack) which is better then $10.00 yes $10 for 4 cans.

anyways. I talked to the dist. and he said he would sell me a keg for $10 ( deposit) . I assume that the kegs are 5 gallons. ( they look about the size of my carbouy( is it carbouy or carboy) again...anyways... should I be looking for a barrel for doing ..say 10 gallon full boils?

and TROEGS is Awesome!!

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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Which one stole your purse, Ma'am?

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:37 PM   #3
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non yet but ( sorry for lack of terms) the one with double blue lines!! And whats the story on the one with black and yellow? he had those to!!! You can tell I went to a college that didn't have lots of keg partys! but we did drink alot! Hence my spelling! lol

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Okay double blue is 15.5g Half Barrel. There is a European version that is 50L (13.2G) Either one can be converted to a Boil Kettle, HLT or Mash Tun.

It is rarely used by HBers to serve but some (few) have converted them fermenters.

The black and yellow is a 5G pony. It's like a corny but like the 1/2B it has the SanKey fitting on the top making it difficult to clean and costly to get multiple fittings for so it is rarely used by the HBer.

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Cool. Cool ... I don't mean to be dumb but they don;t look like 15+ gallons!

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I will pick one up next fall after work to hopefully take on my all grain quest!

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oo yeah an guinness kegs are 133+taxs yiks!!
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ooo yeah ....are kegs double walled? sorry about the double post(NO PUN)

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I've seen $150 for a keg o guiness....


and kegs are single walled

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Just throwing it out there.....




Technically, the distributor doesn't own the keg, and doesn't have the right to sell it to you for the deposit. Someone's getting ripped off. It's a big issue for a lot of smaller breweries.

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Just throwing it out there.....




Technically, the distributor doesn't own the keg, and doesn't have the right to sell it to you for the deposit. Someone's getting ripped off. It's a big issue for a lot of smaller breweries.

Glad you said it Bird, I get tired of preaching about that................I feel like I sound like a Sunday School teacher

And yes, buying a keg from the distributor for the deposit price amounts to theft.
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