Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

General Category => Equipment and Software => Topic started by: beerstache on September 15, 2010, 09:38:40 PM

Title: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: beerstache on September 15, 2010, 09:38:40 PM
My local brewery is selling used 1/2 barrels with the tops cut off for $60, is this a fair price?  I'm thinking about stepping up to a homemade barrel system.  What is the going price for used kegs with the top and without?
Your feedback is appreciated!
Tom
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: tubercle on September 15, 2010, 09:50:22 PM
get as many as you can
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: majorvices on September 15, 2010, 11:14:03 PM
That's a great price. I'd get at least 3.
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: micsager on September 15, 2010, 11:24:59 PM
My local brewery is selling used 1/2 barrels with the tops cut off for $60, is this a fair price?  I'm thinking about stepping up to a homemade barrel system.  What is the going price for used kegs with the top and without?
Your feedback is appreciated!
Tom

Where do you live, and what brewery?   LOL. 

+1 on everything the other two have said.
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 16, 2010, 12:51:34 AM
For that price get 3.  Then find if you can locate a SS certified welder to put on the fittings for ball valves and thermometer wells in the side.  Then with a false bottom(s), a pump, and a big imersion chiller, and 3 burners you can really make some beer!
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: riverrat on September 16, 2010, 02:31:04 PM
Compare to this:
http://www.brew-magic.com/ketl_build_your_own.html
Add shipping, and make the right choice.

I would buy them out of stock if I didn't already have several.
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: beerstache on September 17, 2010, 09:40:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback!  I can only afford 2 kegs at this time due to tight finaces but I'm sure he will have more later.
For those interested, the Brewery is Short's brewery run by Joe Short in Bellaire, MI.  A great brewery in a little northern Michigan town.  If you ever get a chance to go there dont miss it!
Title: Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
Post by: saintpierre on September 17, 2010, 11:40:12 PM
My local brewery is selling used 1/2 barrels with the tops cut off for $60, is this a fair price?

You could buy them all and start your own little business and totally make profit even if you offered free shipping. 
When you get this start-up running I need an order form...