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Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« on: July 03, 2010, 07:17:32 PM »
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?

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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 03:53:42 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.

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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 07:53:57 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

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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 10:50:15 AM »
Where are you located?
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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 06:00:17 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.

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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 06:17:05 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
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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 11:05:11 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.

Ok. If you were in mid MI, I could help you out. Good luck.
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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 11:08:31 AM »
hmmmmm

mid Michigan eh?
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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010, 02:09:21 PM »
All though I am in west Michigan - I am interested and will travel :)

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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 03:26:24 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
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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 05:50:58 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

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. 

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Re: Looking for cheap legal 1/2 barrel keg for brew pot
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 08:31:01 PM »
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.