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Old 07-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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I needed 8 more kegs to maximize my garage brewery space. After noticing that ball locks are now $50 plus before shipping I headed to the stainless pile to find one keg. Good but as I was walking back to have it weighed as scrap a man I asked before about saving me some came through. He saved me six beautiful ball locks. These are barely scratched. I'm gonna have him over for beers. Cheers to him. I now have 18 kegs.....not a bad way to spend a lunch break.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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WOW!!! congrats man.. I got 4 scrap yards within 20 miles of me i guess i should go and see if they have any or can save em for me!
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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That's awesome... I admit I am kinda jealous, nice score!
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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Just go to where the stainless is piled up and look. I also usually ask the guys working. If you tell them how it's a huge favor most of the time they will save them for you when they come in. Get a receipt too so Pepsi can't bother you for stealing their garbage.
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BL, CL, Miller etc. is like makin love in a canoe.....
its fkin close to water.
Lagering/conditioning: German pils, Dortmunder
Lagering:Kolsch, Dusseldorf alt
American Amber, Red ale
Double ipa, Rye ipa
Fermenting: German pils
Wheat 1,Wheat 2
All to be kegged and served by May 10

 
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Ive gotten a keg for keggle before and u dont need a receipt cause its no longer their property they scrapped it.. Its the property of the scrap yard.. But yes keep ur receipt from the yard lol

Besides if they scrapped it i dont see why they would come back at you for it lol
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #6
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One of them has a real threatening sticker on it. About receiving stolen property. I took it off. I'm not sure why they don't sell these in lots to brew shops. Just throw them away. I'm glad they do. Two of the seven had dents. But I'm gonna take the lids and tubes connectors etc and convert some pin locks I got there before.
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Fermenting: German pils
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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Also saw several kegs and pony kegs there, I had no use for them. I once found a cask.
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Lagering/conditioning: German pils, Dortmunder
Lagering:Kolsch, Dusseldorf alt
American Amber, Red ale
Double ipa, Rye ipa
Fermenting: German pils
Wheat 1,Wheat 2
All to be kegged and served by May 10

 
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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What's the best way to clean these? Hot pbw ?
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its fkin close to water.
Lagering/conditioning: German pils, Dortmunder
Lagering:Kolsch, Dusseldorf alt
American Amber, Red ale
Double ipa, Rye ipa
Fermenting: German pils
Wheat 1,Wheat 2
All to be kegged and served by May 10

 
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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Nice score!
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #10
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I'm not sure why they don't sell these in lots to brew shops. Just throw them away. I'm glad they do.
Because the reality is that they usually end up at the scrap yard because a demolition/liquidation company is more concerned about recouping cost than legality. Fact is, most times, it's not Pepsi or Coke that sent those kegs to scrap.

Which makes it even more important to have a reciept of purchase to prove that you aquired those kegs by legal means.

 
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