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Title: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: punk on July 04, 2010, 02:17:32 AM
I have been looking around for a cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot.  I have looked at Sabco and homebrewing.org.  Are there any other/cheaper places for keg brew pots?

Thanks,

Brian
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: Jo Diesel on July 04, 2010, 10:53:42 AM
Sams Club online. 100qt pot for $100 delivered. I have almost that much into my keggle and it is heavy. The aluminum pot weighs about 15 lbs.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: David Little on July 04, 2010, 02:53:57 PM
Quote from: punk link=topic=2741.msg31274#msg31274 date=
I have been looking around for a cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot.  I have looked at Sabco and homebrewing.org.  Are there any other/cheaper places for keg brew pots?

Check with your local brewery/brew pub. They sometime have damaged kegs that can't be repaired but still make good kettles.

And let me personally thank you for going the legal route for a converted kettle. Lost cooperage is a major issue in the craft brewing world.

David
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: maxieboy on July 04, 2010, 05:50:15 PM
Where are you located?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: punk on July 05, 2010, 01:00:17 AM
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I have talked to Milwaukee Brewing Company and they did not have any damaged kegs.  I will try a few more locate craft breweries.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: bonjour on July 05, 2010, 01:17:05 PM
Quote from: punk link=topic=2741.msg31274#msg31274 date=
I have been looking around for a cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot.  I have looked at Sabco and homebrewing.org.  Are there any other/cheaper places for keg brew pots?

Check with your local brewery/brew pub. They sometime have damaged kegs that can't be repaired but still make good kettles.

And let me personally thank you for going the legal route for a converted kettle. Lost cooperage is a major issue in the craft brewing world.

David
and that is really important
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: maxieboy on July 06, 2010, 06:05:11 PM
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I have talked to Milwaukee Brewing Company and they did not have any damaged kegs.  I will try a few more locate craft breweries.

Ok. If you were in mid MI, I could help you out. Good luck.
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: bonjour on July 06, 2010, 06:08:31 PM
hmmmmm

mid Michigan eh?
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: omegatke on July 07, 2010, 09:09:21 PM
All though I am in west Michigan - I am interested and will travel :)
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: micsager on July 14, 2010, 10:26:24 PM
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I have talked to Milwaukee Brewing Company and they did not have any damaged kegs.  I will try a few more locate craft breweries.

In green bay is the place that repairs all the nation's sankey kegs.  I'll bet they ahve some "non-repairables' around.      

Here's their website:

http://www.toscaltd.com/industriesservedbeerkegs.html
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: micsager on July 15, 2010, 12:50:58 AM
Quote from: punk link=topic=2741.msg31274#msg31274 date=
I have been looking around for a cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot.  I have looked at Sabco and homebrewing.org.  Are there any other/cheaper places for keg brew pots?

Check with your local brewery/brew pub. They sometime have damaged kegs that can't be repaired but still make good kettles.

And let me personally thank you for going the legal route for a converted kettle. Lost cooperage is a major issue in the craft brewing world.

David

I'm with ya on the moral use of used kegs.  I've purchased many used kegs on craigslist and such.  I have 7 of them out in my shop.  Can I get a deposit, for a keg I did not pay a deposit on?  I'd love to get these kegs back into the system. 
Title: Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
Post by: richardt on July 15, 2010, 03:31:01 AM
Try www.instawares.com and type in aluminum or stainless steel stock pots.  You can get any size you want.

20 gallon SS pot for around 200 bucks.  Nice.  I've got one--no regrets.