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Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« on: November 01, 2012, 03:28:53 PM »
I mentioned in a kegging question that I bought a bunch of stuff from a restaurant that was going out of business.  Based on the lack of response, I'm guessing no one knew what I was describing so here are some pictures of the stuff I bought. 

First thing I bought was this large kegerator.  I'm guessing it will hold at least 6 cornies.  I think it held two 1/2 barrel kegs and 3 1/4 barrel kegs.  Not sure what I'm going to do with it cause it's too big for my house.  Paid $350 for it - good deal or not?


Here's a close-up of the taps, there is a 3 tap tower and a 2 tap tower with creamer taps.


I also got some kegs and the fittings I was asking about are these.  I may convert these to cornie fittings if I can't get these to work (love having a friend with a machine shop...)


Also got a mixed bag of kegs that have been in the restaurant for at least 2 years (since it closed).  Mostly wanted the gas tank.


The last buy (and by far the heaviest) was this bottle cooler that I plan to yank the racks out of and make into a sweet cornie lagering cooler.  Not sure how many cornies it will fit but I'm betting I can get 10 in there easily.  Paid $400 for it which was too much but I got a stainless steel sink thrown into the deal for nothing so I'm ok with that.  Also got another stainless wash sink, back splash, side table and spray head for $50.


So, I'm done my Christmas shopping early this year (well, except for that charcuterie book I want)...

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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 03:32:29 PM »
Where's the jealousy emoticon?  Good score, man.
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 03:51:02 PM »
Dude! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 03:55:21 PM »
I think you got a great deal..nice score! 
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 08:29:55 PM »
Whoa, nice score!   8)
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:59:06 PM »
Very good score, congrats!
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 09:35:16 PM »
Looks awesome!
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 06:23:51 AM »
And this is why you are "Brewer of the Week".  Nice score.  I do wonder what they will do to your electric bill though.  Maybe you can score some solar panels somewhere  ;D
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 06:26:37 AM »
incredible!!
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 06:33:07 AM »
Good deal? Yes.  :o
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 06:44:22 AM »
what do you mean no room for?  it is obviously already in position.  way to go.
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 07:27:33 AM »
Now I'll spend all day scanning Craigslist for restaurant liquidation sales...  Jealous.  Love the tap towers and the stout faucets.
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 12:24:03 PM »
Now I'll spend all day scanning Craigslist for restaurant liquidation sales...  Jealous.  Love the tap towers and the stout faucets.

i have found them before, just no place to put the stuff. 
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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 01:50:15 PM »

i have found them before, just no place to put the stuff.

What do you mean?  According to you above, you just set it anywhere and it's good to go... :)

The german kegs are proving to be a challenge.  The tap that I have doesn't seem to want to fit.  I'm gonna guess that its an A style and the kegs are M style.  So, we will be pulling the tops/spears and making caps for them and put them to use as lagering kegs.  Gonna have to siphon out of them into a cornie for serving but that's ok since it will keep at least 4 cornies from being used for lagering.  Or, I may drill and tap them and try to put cornie fittings on them. 

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Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 01:57:04 PM »
The 1/4 barrels are great to ferment in.  I have 2 of the "slim" 1/4 kegs.  They are 7.75 gallons, as tall as a cornie and slightly wider.
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