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Old 12-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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I'm trying to find half Kegs (15.5 Gallon) to make brew kettles out of and use as fermentation vessels. Anyone know of a good place or cheap way to acquire a couple, legally? If there is another thread on this please paste and reply... thank you!

 
Old 12-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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I think you mean full keg(15.5 gal) or half barrel. A half keg is 7.75 gal.

 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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I think you mean full keg(15.5 gal) or half barrel. A half keg is 7.75 gal.
Ok... Full keg 15.5 Gal

 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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Since they are the property of the beverage companies, I would start there to obtain one legally.
There are companies that will sell you brand new kegs...they are a bit pricey though. If you want to fork out the money, just place a deposit on one and drink the beer. When you are finished, you have the beginnings of a keggle.
You can also check metal scrap yards, people tend to steel them and cash them in. You can also find them on eBay for the same reason. Again, since they are property of the beverage companies, it is actually a crime to posses one that has been sold illegally.

 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #6
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Check out chicompany.net I ordered one from them awhile ago. It was 90 bucks plus shipping but it is legit. Stainless Steel Kegs : The CHI Company, New and used beverage equipment for Homebrewing, Home winemaking, Soda systems and used Pepsi vending equipment

craigslist always has some but there's always a ton of people after them, at least in the bay area

 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
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Makes sense! I actually called a local keg distributor which they are in contact with a bunch of breweries... Hopefully, they can get me a lead on one! or a couple

 
Old 12-21-2011, 08:53 PM   #8
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What is "illegal" about buying a full keg, paying the $50 deposit, and not returning it? Isn't the deposit the price of the keg?

I have 2 kegs that I drink out of, I bought them from 2 different places and exchanged them at 2 different places than the place i brought it from. Is that legal then?

 
Old 12-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #9
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They are the property of the brewery, it is a vessel to transport a beverage to a consumer and new they cost anywhere from $100 - $130. Why would they want to give them away for a merely little fee of $30? Do the math...

 
Old 12-21-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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I dont know the details of what is legal or illegal... apparently they are property of the brewery which makes sense, so in my case where I want to cut the top off and make a kettle... that would be destruction of property, thus illegal!!! but dont get butt-hurt with it being illegal and legal, thats not my concern...

Just curious how others obtain empty kegs... not really into buying a full keg of beer cause I dont have a way to keep it cold, plus I dont want the beer thats in it... Might have to throw a party or two

 
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