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Old 01-19-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Well...Finally found some kegs to convert to keggles

I have been scanning craigslist for a few months looking for someone selling 1/2 barrel kegs in my area, with no luck. checked with a couple of local liquor stores that distribute keg beer, no go. so finally it occured to me to call this place the county over from me, about 1/2 the way to work. all this guy does is sell keg beer. he says, sure, just bring me a $30 deposit each. went over at lunch today, he had a big stack of empties, he said pick em out. so I grabbed 2 bud kegs looked almost brand new, cha ching $60 bucks and i was on my way.

Now the fun begins to convert them.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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now I know this subject has been beat to death...but isn't Hefeluver just buying a keg shell from a "vendor". My LHBS sells keg beer and they do the same thing. I figure I could go to a scrap yard and look for a keg but isn't that the same thing? Buying a keg from an "unauthorized" vendor? It would seem to me that the only way to get a legal keg is either to buy one brand new or directly from the owner of a brewery. my .02.....
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now I know this subject has been beat to death...but isn't Hefeluver just buying a keg shell from a "vendor". My LHBS sells keg beer and they do the same thing. I figure I could go to a scrap yard and look for a keg but isn't that the same thing? Buying a keg from an "unauthorized" vendor? It would seem to me that the only way to get a legal keg is either to buy one brand new or directly from the owner of a brewery. my .02.....
guess you could call it that. i tried a couple other outlets, and they said absolutely not. This guy told me come and get as many as I want, and I told him what it was for. He knew all about converting them. He said the breweries have no way to keep track of them all with all the people with tappers and thousands of kegs in circulation. and you mention legal. well paying the keg deposit makes it Legal
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The distributor never owned the kegs, they are only borrowed with the price of the deposit as collateral. The brewery owns the keg.

The distributor does not have the legal standing to transfer ownership.
The deposit is not the selling price.

Did the distribuor give you a bill of sale so you can prove you bought them legally?

Buying from a scrap yard is something completely different. If it is there, you, the purchaser, can assume that ownership was transferred legally and the scrapyard will provide a Bill of Sale.
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and we all make sure we have a legal bill of sale, so it's all good
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The distributor never owned the kegs, they are only borrowed with the price of the deposit as collateral. The brewery owns the keg.

The distributor does not have the legal standing to transfer ownership.
The deposit is not the selling price.

Did the distribuor give you a bill of sale so you can prove you bought them legally?

Buying from a scrap yard is something completely different. If it is there, you, the purchaser, can assume that ownership was transferred legally and the scrapyard will provide a Bill of Sale.
Well yes, i received a cash register reciept.

So what, now do i have to worry about the Keg police battering down my door ??
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yep, you're screwed. the keg police are hot on your trail, and they will find you, as they're associated with scotch...land yard...
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and we all make sure we have a legal bill of sale, so it's all good
A legal bill of sale or receipt will cure many ills, not only for something like this. Prosecution requires intent to commit a crime.

As you brew, over the years, your keggles will last a long time. You never know who will visit your place. I keg in cornies, the guy across the street works for Pepsi, his brother is a city cop. He asked me how I acquire my cornies.

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I buy my cornies from a beverage company who is getting forced into bag in a box no bill of sale and I feel I am legally buying them. when I said I need 100 and they said no problem im pretty sure they are legit.

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