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Old 05-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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I am collecting the parts and pieces needed for my Mini-Brutus and I was wondering how most of you acquired your kegs? I called my local dist and they acted like I was crazy? Which I am, but that is a different story
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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i'm in the sam boat, unfortunately around here the meth head have gotten so bad that the scrap yards don't deal with kegs, they get crushed. (had the copper pipe stolen off the roof while i was at work.) i have been aswering watching ads on probrewer.com but everything that comes up is faaaaar away or bought up with in the hour....

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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I think it depends on the distributor. Some are more than happy to help, if you are up front with your intentions. You have to keep in mind, though, that the distributors don't actually own the kegs, so they could theoretically get in trouble for selling them.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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Um...call local breweries. They are the ones that own the kegs.

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #6
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Um...call local breweries. They are the ones that own the kegs.
No local breweries

Scrap yard may be an option, but I am not gonna hold my breath.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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Distributors don't own the kegs the breweries do. Call up the breweries and see if they have any they want to replace.

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #8
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I asked the scrap yard locally and the guys said they cannot buy them anymore due to the people stealing them form the brewery and selling them for scrap. I think it's a state law or something. I should call a few breweries and see what they say. Michigan Brewing Company makes a shtload of beer. I bet they eventually have a keg or two go bad.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:58 PM   #9
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My kegs weren't retired. Mine were saved from a life of enslavement. I set them free!

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Old 05-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #10
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I got one off of craigslist.
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