Originally Posted by Killercal
Wow Blane, that looks very nice! Good work. I like to come back to this thread and drool over the nice pics. I'm slowly gathering the Keg(s) <--- have one and working on the next two--- people are mental where I'm from and want at least $10 more for an empty keg then it cost for one that is full of beer (deposit is $50 and ppl are aking $60-$90 for an empty keg). Once I get the kegs ready then I'll go ape-**** on buying the rest of the equipment. I'll be going the gas route because the price of electricty is nucking futs here, unless I brew at midnight!
People are asking more for an empty keg because buying beer and keeping the keg is considered theft (even if you paid for a deposit.)
The deposit is meant to be a detterent, and cover the cost of the scrap metal - breweries lose quite a bit of money every time they need to replace a keg they didn't get back. They would charge full price for the keg as a deposit if they could, but it would make it MUCH harder to sell kegged beer if people had to put that much money down.
Of course, the law is very difficult to enforce, and I'm not going to tell you that you can't - I don't exactly always follow the law myself. So ultimately it depends on whether or not you're okay with ripping off the brewery (or breweries) that owns the kegs.