Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

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Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Triangle » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:39 pm

I did search and might have missed it, but how exactly do you know if a Keg has been 'decommissioned'?

I assume it should be stamped as such by the original owner?

I'm on the lookout to get one for a boiler build, might as well be semi legit!

Thanks.
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby sp0rk » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:47 pm

Any of the Aussie big boys almost never sell their kegs, they just go to scrap
I've never heard of an Aussie craft brewery selling theirs
Usually if they're from overseas, they'll be legal to purchase as it's too expensive to ship them back most of the time (and as long as you get a proper receipt)
If the naming is stamped over, it's most likely legal, if you get a certificate of decommission it's completely legal
'unwelcome advertiser' sell properly decommissioned ones for under $100
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Geeps » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:32 pm

Triangle Going Sick wrote:I did search and might have missed it, but how exactly do you know if a Keg has been 'decommissioned'?

I assume it should be stamped as such by the original owner?

I'm on the lookout to get one for a boiler build, might as well be semi legit!

Thanks.


There empty :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Sam. » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:19 pm

Geeps wrote:
Triangle Going Sick wrote:I did search and might have missed it, but how exactly do you know if a Keg has been 'decommissioned'?

I assume it should be stamped as such by the original owner?

I'm on the lookout to get one for a boiler build, might as well be semi legit!

Thanks.


There empty :handgestures-thumbupleft:


:violence-stickwhack: sporks post is a lot more sensible
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby sp0rk » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:08 pm

I know blokes will "acquire" kegs from around the joint, personally I think if it's going to be done, don't take micro brewery kegs or from people like keg star
They cop a fair blow financially when their kegs go missing
That being said don't knock off kegs full stop
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Urrazeb » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:19 pm

As they're effectively a pressure vessel I would assume they would need to be hole punched in the base for true decommissioning :think:
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Triangle » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:40 pm

I haven't had a close look at a current keg, do they have test/retest expiry dates on them like most pressure vessels?
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Geeps » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:02 pm

Sam. wrote:
Geeps wrote:
Triangle Going Sick wrote:I did search and might have missed it, but how exactly do you know if a Keg has been 'decommissioned'?

I assume it should be stamped as such by the original owner?

I'm on the lookout to get one for a boiler build, might as well be semi legit!

Thanks.


There empty :handgestures-thumbupleft:


:violence-stickwhack: sporks post is a lot more sensible



Yep just having a laugh (be it only me)

I got all my kegs @ auctions this makes them Legal :happy-partydance:

Got 9 50l kegs of cider ( see my posts) 450l of the shit but did some trading ie keg for parts and away you go :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Best kegs ever full of cider (cleaning runs)and clean some of the guys here got a couple.

So keep an eye on auction sites :D

Now put that f*#*^n stick away Sam :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby andybear » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:21 pm

Hi all. I just seen an ad for used kegs for sale.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-n ... 1069586817
He wants $50 for them, and has containers full of them. I can't vouch for the quality and I don't know the seller. But its not a bad price. Having said that I got one from a trash and treasure market very close to this guy for only $35. Good luck. :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Decommissioned Kegs - How to tell

Postby Sam. » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:26 am

andybear wrote:Hi all. I just seen an ad for used kegs for sale.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-n ... 1069586817
He wants $50 for them, and has containers full of them. I can't vouch for the quality and I don't know the seller. But its not a bad price. Having said that I got one from a trash and treasure market very close to this guy for only $35. Good luck. :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Looks heaps legit :roll:
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