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jt43 02-07-2013 08:59 PM

Keggles
 
I found to 15.5 kegs for sale on Craigslist for 100.
Is there anything in particular I want to look for ensure that they can be converted to a keggles?

Jon73 02-07-2013 09:03 PM

Not that I can think of, short of a hole where there shouldn't be one.

Polboy 02-07-2013 09:11 PM

Make sure it hold pressure, easiest way just press the ball in the spear with screwdriver, if you hear hissing then its fine if you dont then it may have a hole somewhere, anyway i feel 100 is a lot

AWNbrewer 02-08-2013 01:47 AM

100 is a lot. I keep creeping on clist and find them for 50 to 75. I recently purchased one that had a rubber coating on it. I thought it would make a great mash tun because it would hold heat better. I have yet to use it because even the skirt along the bottom of the keg is rubber. SO if I set this rubber covered keg on a burner it will melt the skirt and fall over. :( IF you do press the ball down to test it for pressure please either have a friend do it for you or cover it with a towel. It will most likely spray old nastey beer ALL over you. (words of experience)

BigFloyd 02-08-2013 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by AWNbrewer (Post 4878146)
It will most likely spray old nastey beer ALL over you. (words of experience)

Do you happen to have a YouTube video of that?

$100 for a 15.5 gallon uncut Sanke keg is really high IMO. I've got one dated 2011 sitting in my garage that I got for free. Now I just need to haul the thing down to my buddy's shop, depressurize, and take a whack at it with his plasma cutter.

qzpm150 02-08-2013 02:16 AM

Is that (2) kegs for $100?

mkringii 02-08-2013 02:19 AM

must be talking about purchasing "illegal" kegs if your saying $100 is alot... i havent seen a legal keg to purchase keg around here for less than $100 and even the "not so legal" ones are $75 or higher around here WHEN they do come up very very hard to find. aside from going to a party store and slipping the clerk $10 and the $30 deposit for one i paid $250 (used sabco MLT) and $100 for my other 2 kegs (last to "legally" bought(chime in keg police))

jt43 02-08-2013 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jt43
I found to 15.5 kegs for sale on Craigslist for 100.
Is there anything in particular I want to look for ensure that they can be converted to a keggles?

Stupid autocorrect. I meant to say that I found two 15.5 gallon kegs for $100 on craigslist

lespaul23 02-08-2013 06:24 AM

I would check a local big liquor store. I called mine down the street and the manager said he would charge me $35 a piece all day long for as many as i want. And he said a lot of them are brand new. He told me to come down and pick out the ones I want.

rklinck 02-08-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by lespaul23 (Post 4878869)
I would check a local big liquor store. I called mine down the street and the manager said he would charge me $35 a piece all day long for as many as i want. And he said a lot of them are brand new. He told me to come down and pick out the ones I want.

Essentially you are paying the guy $5 to steal the kegs for you.


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