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Old 07-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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I have been offered 3 50L kegs to start my all-grain brewing rig, and I am wondering what they are worth?

The guy is asking $225CDN for all three.



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Old 07-21-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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I have been offered 3 50L kegs to start my all-grain brewing rig, and I am wondering what they are worth?

The guy is asking $225CDN for all three.
WHat is a Litre?


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Old 07-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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WHat is a Litre?
There are 4L per Imperial Gallon, it is probably a 13 or 15 gallon sanke keg, is my guess
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13.2 G kegs. not full 15G

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13.2 G kegs. not full 15G
Any idea on their value?
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the price seems a little high. My HLT is a 13.x gallon imperial keg. I got it from the LHBS, the guy there charged me $25 to weld on all the fittings I wanted, and $0 for the keg.

Also last year, I got two 15.5 gallon sanke kegs off craigslist for $20-25, so only $10-12 each. The most I've paid was $30 for a 15.5 gallon to my old boss.

Another point to consider - unless you're using some sort of foam control, those smaller kegs won't work well for the boil kettle. I think beersmith says my normal pre-boil volume for an 11 gallon batch is 13.something gallons. I have to pay attention to prevent a boilover, even in the 15.5 gal

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Are the tops cut off? WElded fitting or just plain fittings? I wouldn't personally pay over 30-40 for a keg, but thats what they're worth to me. Keg worth is a very debatable issue.

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I use one for a keggle. Works great. How much I'd pay for it, I'm not sure. (US)$30 I guess.

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I paid $45 for a 50L keg at a metal scrap yard. It was $1.50 a pound for stainless steel....the keg was approx 30lbs.

So $225 would be a big high in my opinion. But if they were precut then it would make a difference.

Overall...if you're satisfied with $225 go for it!!!!

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I have two kegs, a 15.5 gallon and a 13.x gallon (50 ltr). I do ten gallon batches and my setup works great as long as I use the smaller for the hot liquor tank and the larger one to boil wort. I wouldn't want to have any less room for my boils...



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