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Old 02-10-2013, 02:32 AM   #31
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End of debate. No more. The legalities and ethics of used kegs was covered.

Back to the OP's question. I'd say 2 kegs for $100 is a good deal.

Further, I would suggest not taking kegs that don't have flat sides. I.e., I think Coors kegs are more barrel shaped, which cause all sorts of problems (might not be Coors, but you get the idea).
Thanks that's what I was looking for. These kegs are barrel shaped as thinking it would be hard to get a false bottom properly fitted
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:43 AM   #32
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Thanks that's what I was looking for. These kegs are barrel shaped as thinking it would be hard to get a false bottom properly fitted
And a sight glass is VERY difficult to get right on one of those.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:52 AM   #33
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Make sure there are holes in the bottom lip. Check out the sticky if you havent already read it. Kegs without holes are dangerous for boiling.

Saftey should be first!

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:39 AM   #34
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I posted a "Kegs Wanted" ad on craigslist and got 4 replies. I bought 3 @ $25 a keg.

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:26 AM   #35
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New law went into effect in october 2011 where the state of michigan requries retailers to ad further info (in a yellow) tag with the purchasers infor on it "to hold people accountable at parties" but then put some stupid strict laws to go with it.. if a person is caught with a keg with out a tag its a $500 fine and possiable 93 days in jail.. for a party store that returns a keg without said tag is $500 fine and possible loss of license.. on top of that (legit) scrap yards still wont scrap them because there considered "stolen" ... So now there in limbo for some of these kegs that never made the back (average consumer dosent know to contact brewery/distributor) so they end up on craigist.. most people think there worth their weight in silver and want $100 for them but i all i have to do is tell them to meet me at a party store, have them try to return it then when they cant i explain and pay them $20 for there 34lb paper weight..

Thats how its been working for me here in MI and if anyone around here comes across it.. dont pay more than $30 for one.. is it "legal" idk but the state made it that way so the brewery can take it up with them. To me it feels "legal" cause i will convert and save it so to speak from them jus lying around or having someone chop it up and scrap it.

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I posted a "Kegs Wanted" ad on craigslist and got 4 replies. I bought 3 @ $25 a keg.
Good price..... i paid $30, $25 and 3 homebrews for my last three kegs.
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Yea, I basically received four quotes from guys whose wives wanted those ugly kegs off her back porch.

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Make sure there are holes in the bottom lip. Check out the sticky if you havent already read it. Kegs without holes are dangerous for boiling.

Saftey should be first!
This.

And otherwise make sure it is in decent all around shape. Does it sit level and not rock (stability when full of boiling wort). Is it reasonably round? Hold pressure?

Basically you want to make sure it holds what you are brewing and does not cause any safety issues like spilling/blowing up.
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