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Tonymaud
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Username: Tonymaud

Post Number: 15
Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 151.190.254.108
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 06:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where is the best place to get empty sanke kegs? How much should I expect to pay for them?

thanks
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7123
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 63.114.138.2
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 07:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.brew-magic.com/kettleindex.html
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2335
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.248.74.254
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got mine from a liquor store. I simply asked the manager if I could buy some empty kegs. He sold me 3 for $30.00. He said that he gets charged $10.00 for missing kegs, so he had no issues selling me 3.

Worst case scenario, the manager says no, so try another liquor store.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 9831
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.192.193
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob, I don't doubt your story, but the local distributors are likely somewhat lax about keg deposits. The cost to the brewery of a new keg is more than $100.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1294
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.208.79.179
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The deposit should be equal to the price of a new keg, if store owners are going to just give them away like that. Talk about gutting the local micro breweries.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 410
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not justifying Bob's suggestion, but I'm guessing the kegs aren't from the local micro breweries. I suppose you could say keg theft leads to higher costs of kegs for everyone though.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1597
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 72.4.22.214
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The direct approach for me . . .I went to the AB distributor in my area and asked about the possibility of getting 2 kegs for homebrewing. Surprisingly the guy said yep, as long as I kept them for myself.

Still trying to get all the Bud Light stickers off . . . .
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3553
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Try a local micro and ask if they have any damaged kegs and tell them what you want them for. They usually will have some they can't use and many times will just be glad to get them out of the way. YMMV

Yea Bob, quit promoting stealing kegs. Which is what you did even if you got them from a liquor store. Whoever owned the kegs lost $270 on the deal at least.
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 743
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 68.63.203.31
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 11:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vance has the best solution and one that I've seen breweries encourage. They often have a few kegs that have valves that can not be repaired any longer so they're willing to sell them off at a reasonable rate to homebrewers.
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1313
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 11:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah Bob, What were you thinking? You paid to much!
You can get them at garage sales for $
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2336
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 67.191.162.214
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah Connie, maybe i did!

Craig's list also has them for sale:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/for/990055117.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/for/981795981.html

Maybe these guys stole theirs too.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3557
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe these guys stole theirs too.

I'd bet on it. We're supposed to be supporting our local brewers, not causing them grief. Sorry, I've seen this discussion here and many other palces multiple times. Just don't think it's right to "encourage" people to steal them from the breweries even if it's paying a retailer the deposit. In the long run it hurts all of us.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2340
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 67.191.162.214
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 03:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree in principle with you, and I admit I felt like I had pulled a fast one when I got mine, but I think you are over-stating the impact.
 

Tony Legge
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Username: Boo_boo

Post Number: 414
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 72.139.4.145
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They're watching...
http://www.kegwatch.co.uk/

Won't be long now before it finds its way over here.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1691
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 76.252.43.116
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 02:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In Indiana, scrap dealers are no longer allowed to buy beer kegs:

IC 25-37.5-1-2 Record of purchases; forms; retaining copies; beer kegs

(d) A valuable metal dealer may not accept a damaged or an undamaged metal beer keg if either of the following applies:
(1) The keg is clearly marked as the property of a brewery manufacturer.
(2) The keg's identification markings have been made illegible.


No law yet against a liquor store selling them for the price of deposit, but I think that's be coming soon.

I think Vance's idea is the best.
 

Bean
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Username: Bens

Post Number: 190
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 71.154.231.217
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 02:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've had kegs at home for 6 months at a time before, and when I took them back to the liquor store, they had already gotten rid of my paperwork and taken my $25 deposit. They refused to give me any $ for the keg, so I kept it. This happened twice at the same liquor store before I decided not to go back. FYI, if any of you live in southern Indiana, stay away from ThePoint Liquors in Jeffersonville.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2349
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.248.74.254
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah Bean, same thing would happen to our Fraternity house when I was in college. it was one particular store who thought we were stealing kegs and returning them for the deposit money. We stopped going to that guy, and sent a ton of business to his rival. (small college town). Anyway we had four or five kegs laying around we couldn't get rid of if we tried.

Then, a couple years ago, the opposite thing happened, I returned a torpedo keg to the store around the corner from my house and they couldn't find the paperwork, but they took the keg and gave me my deposit in cash. 2 months later, they called asking why I hadn't returned the keg. I explained what happened and they were fine. then, a month later, they called again asking for the keg. Once again, I explained I had already returned it. This went on for 3 more months until they sold the businness to another owner.