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Old 09-04-2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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Jul 2008
Fort Mill, SC
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One of the guys I work with gave me a Sanke keg in pristine condition today. It has never been dropped and not a single dent in the sides. Said it had been in his barn for years collecting dust and wanted it out of the way.
He wouldn't take a dime for it!!!
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:42 PM   #12
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Apr 2008
Lancaster, PA
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12 cases of never-used 12 oz brown glass plus one case of aluminum bottles for free.

(samples sent to local brewery by bottling companies... They need the stuff on pallets for the bottling line)

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:46 PM   #13
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Sep 2005
Cheshire, England
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8 kegs for $8 a piece (delivered)!

I've not posted about to yet but I have the makings if a fully insulated double element electric lauter tun waiting to be finished. FREE
Have a beer on me.

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:52 PM   #14
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14 cubic foot freezer. Never used $175 delivered and carried into my basement.

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:53 PM   #15
Jun 2008
Springfield, TN
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11 cornies, 2 20# co2, 10cs of btls all free, 7cuft deep freeze $40, 5gal 2ndaries $7 ea brand new, 10gal round cooler free. another 20cuft deep freeze free (needs work)

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:57 PM   #16
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Jan 2008
Reading, PA
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I either need to get better friends or visit Craigslist more often.

I got 2 growlers for free from my wife's uncle.

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:09 PM   #17
Dec 2007
Cotati, CA
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18 cf fridge and 3 sanke kegs and 2 corny's...freeeee.

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:12 PM   #18
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May 2008
Holly Springs, NC
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I got this craigslist find...

for those that don't want to click the link....
2 - 10 Tap Towers, Stainless Steel with Glycol Lines
6 - 1/2 Barrel Kegs, some with beer!
4 - 1/6 Barrel Kegs
21 - Regulators with low pressure gauges and shutoff
1 - Regulator with high and low pressure gauges
12 - Sanke Keg Couplers with Fittings

for $100

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:33 PM   #19
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Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
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I scored this off of Craigslist last year for $200

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:34 PM   #20
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Jan 2006
Minneapolis, MN
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My "best equipment" finds have typically not been money related.

They usually fall into. "FINALLY!, I have been looking for that exact piece/part/etc forever!" More of a difficult find rather than a good deal on the cheap.

I finally found the right thermowell and quick connects that have made all the difference in my brew day. Great finds and highly valuable pieces of equipment.

As far as money related...I got started in homebrew primarily on a guy "loaning" me his stuff and when he moved away he said.."Ah..keep it, i never use it anyway." Carboys, immersion chiller, small kettle, hydrometers, thermometers, tubing, capper, etc. Pretty much all i needed for extract on the stove.
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