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Old 07-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Is there any way to identify a decommissioned keg? For instance will a brewery stamp the keg with some identifying mark when they are done with it?


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Old 07-24-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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If you found it in a dump or at a metal recycling plant, chances are it's decommissioned...


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Old 07-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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So I take it there is no way to tell by looking at the keg then
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
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You have to cut the top off and look for beer. If there's none in there, free keggle!
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:36 AM   #6
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You would think they would want to mark the keg somehow so they can tell the difference between good and bad kegs.
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I've always understood the rule as "unless you buy or are given a keg directly by a brewery, it is still technically the property of the brewery, regardless of how you come into possession"

My point is that if they decommission a keg, I believe most brewers discard them, not spend time/money marking them to give away to the homebrewing community. I would just approach your local brewer and inquire about obtaining one of their kegs.
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