Kegs in Australia

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alice
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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by alice » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:41 am

Outside just about any pub. No big deal, publicans don't pay for missing ones so they don't get all sentimental if someone nicks one.

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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by HookLine » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:53 am

Dump recycle shops. Get to know the foreman.
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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by HookLine » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:47 am

If the dump shop doesn't have any (or any good ones), just go back every 3-4 weeks and become a familiar face. Tell them you want them for brewing beer.

Also, don't be put off one just because it is filthy on the outside, they are often very clean on the inside, especially if they still have the valve in and only have old beer in them. Even if they are dirty inside, stainless can be almost always be cleaned up very well with hot water and sodium hydroxide (ie drain cleaner from the supermarket/hardware store).

Make sure you remove the valve safely, it can seriously hurt you if you do it wrong. There is a thread or two here about how to do it.
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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by Oaty » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:32 am

HookLine wrote:If the dump shop doesn't have any (or any good ones), just go back every 3-4 weeks and become a familiar face. Tell them you want them for brewing beer.

Also, don't be put off one just because it is filthy on the outside, they are often very clean on the inside, especially if they still have the valve in and only have old beer in them. Even if they are dirty inside, stainless can be almost always be cleaned up very well with hot water and sodium hydroxide (ie drain cleaner from the supermarket/hardware store).

Make sure you remove the valve safely, it can seriously hurt you if you do it wrong. There is a thread or two here about how to do it.

There are several threads but this is one: http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... =15&t=7153
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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by absinthe » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:49 am

hey if your in vic i can supply you with as many as you like for a small fee :P say $10 a pop i work in a pub and for $20 i'll even remove the valve
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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by scotsman » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:23 am

Hey absinthe, Im in vic and interested in a keg or two. :D Where abouts in vic are you?

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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by CoopsOz » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:37 am

I was just in Mansfield, Vic. I went to two scrapyards and they were everywhere. There was even an older style tooheys one (it's narrower than the standard CUB kegs but it is taller), I didn't get it because I already have limited space in my garage. I am kicking myself now though.
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Re: Kegs in Australia

Post by jdonly1 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:26 am

scotsman wrote:Hey absinthe, Im in vic and interested in a keg or two. :D Where abouts in vic are you?
I think I can get a few,there are bloody hundreds where I work now :wink:

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