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George
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Username: Ggenovez

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.0.68.122
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi all,

I noticed that the RIMS builders use mostly sanke kegs.

Where do they get them from.
 

Bill Pierce
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Post Number: 4186
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 06:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check your local scrapyards, which often get kegs that no longer hold pressure but are perfectly good for use as brewing vessels. The price of stainless has gone up in the past few years, but it's still a reasonable value.
 

George
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Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Bill,

By scrap yard, do you mean like automobile scrap yard?

Thank

george
 

Paul Edwards
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think that's what he meant. Look in your yellow pages under "scrap metals"
 

Hophead
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Post Number: 1926
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scrap yards sell steel by the pound, and often have sanke kegs; not sure if there's a distinction between auto specific and 'just' scrap metal here or not...

I hope this turns into a thread on the moral issues of keeping kegs for the deposit. It's one of my favorites... :-)

ps I'm not BP, nor do I play him on tv...

(Message edited by hophead on December 19, 2005)
 

Roger
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Post Number: 327
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 64.142.50.192
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought mine at a local brewery. I asked the production manager if they had any kegs that weren't holding pressure, or were otherwise undesirable for kegging. Very helpful people at the Bear Republic.
 

dhacker
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I hope this turns into a thread on the moral issues of keeping kegs for the deposit. It's one of my favorites...

HH . . You're sick!
 

Jeff Preston
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Post Number: 129
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have 6 kegs that I found at a local scrap metal yard. Cost me 20 bucks each.
 

ELK
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Even if you find these at a scrap yard if Ab or coors hasn't scraped them they might not be any more legal than me paying the local kid 20$ (to match his deposit) after he has a party and saving him the gas money to return them.
 

Brandon Dachel
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 02:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I ordered mine from Sabco
 

Scott Folsom
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Post Number: 130
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 07:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got mine from the local micro. Very nice and helpful once I explained what I wanted them for.
$10 a pop, he appreciated the sixer of ESB, and I got a reciept too....
 

Greg Nolan
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Post Number: 149
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 01:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I called Coors and the guy said they punch all of theirs then crush them due to liability issues. I suspect all the large breweries do the same. If you want a legal coors or bud; good luck.
I am drunk therfore I am.
 

Steve Jones
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Post Number: 149
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 02:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hophead said:
I hope this turns into a thread on the moral issues of keeping kegs for the deposit. It's one of my favorites...

Back in '96 (damn, has it really been 9 years?) when I was looking for sanke kegs, I went to the local AB distributor and asked at the warehouse about acquiring 3 old kegs. They sent me to the office, where I told the receptionist the same thing. She got on the phone, and a few minutes later a suit came out to talk to me.

I told him what I wanted them for, and he told me to go up to the one-stop (closest beer store) and just pay the deposit on 3 kegs and keep them. I told him that I didn't think that was the proper way to do it, but he said he'd call the store and tell them it was OK, so that's what I did.

Are they legal? Doubtful, but I don't have any problem with keeping them.
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The reaction from Coors is typical of corporate thinking and perhaps belongs in the current thread about the difference between small and large breweries. Steve has a good idea; if your local scrapyards or microbreweries don't have any surplus kegs, give the beer distributors a call. They are agents of the megabrewers but are much smaller and have a greater degree of independence. They often have defective kegs that are awaiting scrap or return to the breweries that can be diverted to homebrewers. Leave the strict legalities to the corporate lawyers and deal with real people.
 

Connie
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 07:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got mine from a door to door salesman
 

Hophead
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You probably got yours at a garage sale for $0.50 apiece... :-)
 

Rob Beck
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm with Connie and H2.
 

Connie
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 03:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yeah, I have picked up a "few" at garage sales, more than one was free
 

Why1504
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Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On all of these boards an not a week passes and we arn't warned about the legality of not returning a keg from a beer store. Not that I would ever take an illegal keg, but I was wondering, has anyone ever been prosecuted for cutting the top off a keg acquired under less than the most upstanding methods?
 

Connie
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Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 07:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd be really surprised if anyone even knew someone who had been prosecuted.
 

Ken Anderson
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Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The loss is simply recouped through the continued sale of megaswill. So our fellow Bud Light drinkers do play a role in, and support, our hobby. And I thank them.
 

Catt22
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 01:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I suppose if it were a "third strike" you could get life in prison in some states. It's just not worth the risk!
 

Brad Petit
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 02:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For several years my friends and I were the beer custodians for our college fraternity, and invariably when we would get kegs for parties we would loose the deposit receipts. Of course we ended up amassing a lot of keg shells, which no one would give us deposit money for. Finally we talked to the local AB distributor, who offered $15 per keg, or about half our deposit. Moral quandry? Nah.
 

Mark McAvoy
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I pulled one out of a dumpster along with its red garbage can that held the ice. I guess I should of had a moral dilemma and just left it there. I also shop at WalMart.
 

Denny Conn
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ethics and morals are your own business...some people have them, some don't.....
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Chumley
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 11:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yada yada yada
 

Richard Nye
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Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 01:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The biggest problem I see with keeping the keg for the price of the deposit is you have to drink 15.5 gallons of megaswill!
 

Nate Kendrick
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Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Denny,

I'm an official member of the Immoral Minority!
 

dhacker
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Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The biggest problem I see with keeping the keg for the price of the deposit is you have to drink 15.5 gallons of megaswill!

Not necessarily.

You could use it to kill weeds in the yard.
 

Hophead
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Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh, you do realise you can buy kegs of good beer too, yes? Watch out for some of those silly european kegs though, they're ~2gal short of a US keg (guess that makes up for our smaller 'pint' glasses)...
 

Why1504
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Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 02:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am not questioning ethics or morality. I have not purchased a keg of beer from the local beer store. Have not seen the receipt requiring the return of said property. I have noticed on the empties I have seen there is no statement concerning the return of said keg. Not to be a smart a$$ but I also never saw a return statement on coke bottles growing up. I suspect they were worth more than the nickel you would get back on each bottle as well.
 

Connie
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Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 03:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have one of those european kegs that isn't really a half barrel...it does say that the keg is the property of said company and is never sold to the public (or something to that effect) Damn, I feel so bad about having it...and cutting the top off....and having a coupling welded in, geez.
 

dhacker
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The most esoteric keg beer available within 100 miles of where I live is Red Hook ESB. But if ya want something with the word "Lite" attached, (i.e. weed killer) distributor's gotcha covered! With that selection, (or lack thereof) one could easily reason they are morally justified in not returning it for deposit since they are, in effect, providing keg salvation.
 

Connie
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