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Old 02-22-2007, 04:35 AM   #1
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when you want an aluminum 30 gal keg we are all aware of. Do you just buy some beer and then drink it and keep the keg and the liquor store just keeps your deposit? Do you ask if you can buy used ones? how do you guys get your hands on these?

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Old 02-22-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
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The legal way of getting them is to keep your eyes on scrapyards, ebay, craigslist....

Or call a local brewery and see if they have any that they were planning to decomission.

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Old 02-22-2007, 04:56 AM   #3
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and the can of worms is open . . .
In Nebraska your best bet is the scrap yard I would guess

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Old 02-22-2007, 05:00 AM   #4
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Get the yellow pages out and start calling all the scrap yards you can find. Ebay is ok....shipping can be nasty on an item like a keg tho as i found out.

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Old 02-22-2007, 05:12 AM   #5
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there are always a bunch on craigslist

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Old 02-22-2007, 05:23 AM   #6
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It's really just a question of your sense of right and wrong.

I mean, do you think it's right to push swill on people and try to make them think it's great beer? Do you think it's wrong to do something that there is hardly any possible way that you would ever get in trouble for and the only bad side effects would be an increase in price of said swill?

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Old 02-22-2007, 06:09 AM   #7
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It's up to you and you alone.

The information I post is not designed to be a moral judgement or an indication of personal thoughts bust is just for information.

You can try to source one that is legally for sale or you can deprive the owner of their property and criminally damage it.
It's not just a case of kegging it and forgoing the deposit, you are actually stealing it.
When you leave the deposit do you leave your name and address?
If you do buy one from ebay or a scrapyard and you want to ease your concious then you could ask the owner if they have the right to sell the keg.

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Old 02-22-2007, 10:51 AM   #8
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What do you mean by "right to sell" a keg?

As I understand it, the deposit is a damage deposit. It is to compensate the owner for the value (not the replacement cost) of a keg.

I don't see why you can't just keep the darn thing if you don't want your money back.

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Old 02-22-2007, 11:06 AM   #9
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The damage deposit in many states is set by law, it does not reflect the cost of the keg. The cost of a keg for a brewery is over $100, but I have yet to see a damage deposit equal that amount.

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Old 02-22-2007, 11:27 AM   #10
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I agree with all you moral people, but I am more curious about these 30 gallon kegs? I assume you mean 15.5 gallon or is there something out there I am not aware of? Also as an FYI, most kegs are stainless steel and I THINK it is safe to say most homebrewers prefer stainless over aluminum. I have heard of some aluminum kegs out there so be aware when you are looking around.

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