(Also in the early stages of making some wine...... gathering up a 15-gallon keg tomorrow, a couple of 5-gallon glass jugs, and some grapes. I've been recently acquainted with a guy named Chris Ranalli, who ownes/operates Ranalli Farms/Ranalli Produce just down the road from me. He's offered to give me all the grapes I can stand! Nice guy, huh?)
Wanna hear something that was frustrating at first, but isn't so bad now??
Wife and I went to pick up the 15-gallon keg, 2 5-gallon glass carboys, 2 1-gallon glass jugs, and some airlocks. We had settled on $90 for the lot. Well, got there and met this young man and his young family: a wife and PRECIOUS 8-month-old boy twins. We start transfering the stuff from his vehicle to mine when I realize that the keg has the top cut out of it!!! Can't use that for making wine!!! However, it IS set up to use for brewing BEER: it has a nice stainless ball valve and a thermometer on it. I didn't say anything to the young man, went ahead and paid him, visited awhile so my wife could oggle the babies, then left. My wife was feeling guilty for having negotiated down from $100, wondered if we should have just given them the extra $10. That's when I reminded her to keep those charitable thoughts in her head while I told her that the keg couldn't be used for wine, and that we had just donated $60 to that couple for something we couldn't use. Then, my normal instinct of looking at the bright side kicked in........
I'LL JUST HAVE TO MAKE SOME BEER, TOO!!!!!! DARN THE LUCK!!!!
So, tomorrow I'll contact another local guy that was advertising a 15-gallon keg, and from the pictures and from talking to him, it's simply an empty Bud Light keg. He's asking $50, and it should work for wine.
Edited by nra1ifer, October 24, 2012 - 08:36 PM.