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57plymouth 03-31-2010 02:52 PM

Keggle build
 
This may be in the wrong section...

I'm interested in building a keggle. I've read many of the threads here, and I have a lot to learn before I start.

But I have one big issue: Where do you get the keg?

I know it's a rookie question, but I'm a rookie in many ways.

Thanks in advance!

lschiavo 03-31-2010 02:57 PM

I didn't have too many options around here. I ordered from Sabco.

http://www.brew-magic.com/bmindex.html

ShadowsDeed 03-31-2010 03:02 PM

when i got mine, i just posted ads up on facebook and myspace to see if my friends had any. and luckily one did. or on craigslist.

Ohio-Ed 03-31-2010 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 57plymouth (Post 1978426)
This may be in the wrong section...

I'm interested in building a keggle. I've read many of the threads here, and I have a lot to learn before I start.

But I have one big issue: Where do you get the keg?

I know it's a rookie question, but I'm a rookie in many ways.

Thanks in advance!

Oh boy, what a question to start with. I'm gonna try to prevent a landslide here for you.

You need to be aware that brewers own the kegs they ship their beer in and the deposit they charge is just that... they want the kegs back.

So, there tends to be MUCH discussion in a thread like you just started about legalities. I think most would say that dropping $30 for the deposit of a keg and just keeping it is probably not right (though many do just that). Then the question becomes to what extent are YOU suppose to go to make sure the keg you get from CL or a friend is "legal"?

I'm gonna stop at that point... as long as you are aware that brewers own the kegs, as far as I'm concerned you go to the extent you feel you need to ensure you acquire a "legal" keg.

Good luck.

(maybe this post will help keep your thread on track to help you actually build a keggle instead of debating the legality thing)

IrregularPulse 03-31-2010 03:46 PM

Good job Ohio Ed.

Yes. you decide what laws you are comfortable breaking if any and either buy a new one from sabco for 150 bones or one from craigslist for 30-40 or less.

passedpawn 03-31-2010 03:55 PM

Craigslist.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohio-Ed (Post 1978546)
(maybe this post will help keep your thread on track to help you actually build a keggle instead of debating the legality thing)

yea right.

57plymouth 03-31-2010 04:26 PM

I'm certainly not trying to start a firestorm.

Sabco's site says they only sell in lots of 25. Am I not looking at the right site?

diatonic 03-31-2010 04:42 PM

I'd start by calling local brew pubs (that have breweries) and ask if they have any kegs they are retiring and selling for scrap. I've seen a few people get kegs this way, with no moral struggle. Good luck!

Mose 03-31-2010 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diatonic (Post 1978719)
I'd start by calling local brew pubs (that have breweries) and ask if they have any kegs they are retiring and selling for scrap. I've seen a few people get kegs this way, with no moral struggle. Good luck!

That's what I did and it worked out great. No ethical problem, sampled a new brew they were coming out with and got to look at more stainless steel than I thought existed, and the keg was $30, had a bad seal. Hard to beat that.

buffalobrewer 03-31-2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 57plymouth (Post 1978683)
I'm certainly not trying to start a firestorm.

Sabco's site says they only sell in lots of 25. Am I not looking at the right site?

look here http://www.brew-magic.com/ketl_build_your_own.html

kegglebrewing.com is another source.


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