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Old 11-03-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default 1/4 barrel for keggle

my buddy has a 1/4 barrel (7.75gallon, some people call em pony kegs), and will let me have it for the price of the deposit. is this usable as a kettle if i want to have a fitting welded into it. the spot where the fitting would be welded is a little curved so i thought that would be a problem. please advise.


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Old 11-03-2007, 12:44 AM   #2
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my buddy has a 1/4 barrel (7.75gallon, some people call em pony kegs), and will let me have it for the price of the deposit. is this usable as a kettle if i want to have a fitting welded into it. the spot where the fitting would be welded is a little curved so i thought that would be a problem. please advise.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:55 AM   #3
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1. It is too small.
2. It does not belong to your buddy, but the brewery. The deposit does not cover what it cost the brewer.

3. The right way is to purchase outright an old decommissioned 1/2 barrel kegs. You can also find them at scrap yards.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:58 AM   #4
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It's not worth the trouble and cost of welding. You can get a 30qt pot for the same price. The reason we convert 1/2bbl's is because a 15 gallon pot is way too expensive.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:43 PM   #5
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thanks for injecting your morality, Ed, that's not what i was asking.

Bobby, that's pretty much what i was thinking. thanks!
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:51 PM   #6
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind...eg_Acquisition

If you don't want to hear about the ethics, then don't post your inethical behavior.
We have to consider that others will read your post and we have an obligation to set the record straight.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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Well said ollllo.

SenorWanderer.

If you were sensible and didn't tell us how you were thinking of acquiring it then you wouldn't get the comments.

Plus it's not just about morality, it's about legality and admitting that you are considering breaking the law on a public forum. I doubt any one on here really cares but they do care about small breweries going out of business.
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So just as a question then - If I were to purchase kegs off of ebay, would these be illegal as well?
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:20 PM   #9
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You are armed with the information.
It's up to you to decide.
Just don't go advertising the fact that it isn't or may not be legal.

If you are concerned:

Ask where it came from.
Ask for proof of ownership (A copy of the receipt they got)
Ask for a receipt of the sale.

FYI you can all of this information from legitimate sellers.

If they can't ore won't supply, then it is probably not a legitimate sale.


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