Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks > Retired Kegs.....How did you get yours?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
Wrecked
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Texas
Posts: 110
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Retired Kegs.....How did you get yours?

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


__________________
Blind Pirate Brewing Co.
Plundering Brain Cells Since 2010
Wrecked is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 56,035
Liked 6838 Times on 5716 Posts
Likes Given: 103

Default

Scrap Yards


GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
lincoln
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: san jose, ca
Posts: 205
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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....
lincoln is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
CorgiBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Twin Cities, Land of 10k Lakes (count 'em!)
Posts: 118
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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.
__________________
I'm sorry, Dave, I can't let you brew that.
CorgiBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
ShortSnoutBrewing
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,184
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Um...call local breweries. They are the ones that own the kegs.
ShortSnoutBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:09 PM   #6
Wrecked
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Texas
Posts: 110
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer View Post
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.
__________________
Blind Pirate Brewing Co.
Plundering Brain Cells Since 2010
Wrecked is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
mullenite
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Posts: 639
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Distributors don't own the kegs the breweries do. Call up the breweries and see if they have any they want to replace.
mullenite is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #8
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 28,934
Liked 4182 Times on 2820 Posts
Likes Given: 3190

Default

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.
__________________
What year is this?
It's the Viking age.
That explains the Laser Raptors! F***! I went back in time too far! - Kung Fury
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 06:58 PM   #9
schweaty
Doe Re Mi Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
schweaty's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Glass City
Posts: 1,803
Liked 44 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

My kegs weren't retired. Mine were saved from a life of enslavement. I set them free!
schweaty is offline
gobuchul74 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #10
RegionalChaos
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Drain, OR
Posts: 605
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I got one off of craigslist.


__________________
How I brew: Stir plate starters, Extract, Full boil in a Keggle, 10 gallon batches.
Brewing upgrades in progress: temp controlled ferment, stir plate re-work, building mash tun, milling station

Planned House Ales: an Amber, an IPA, a dark IPA, a Mango Ale, a blueberry oatmeal stout, a dry Irish stout, a honey wheat, Apfelwien

What kind of R-Value does your ferm chamber need? - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/what...hamber-190459/
RegionalChaos is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retired Keg McCuckerson Equipment/Sanitation 9 09-29-2008 12:30 PM
Oak Barrels: Why are they retired? olllllo Equipment/Sanitation 9 04-10-2008 08:08 PM


Forum Jump