Re: OT What to do with empty beer kegs
If all you did was pay the deposit, then turn the keg back in and get the deposit back. Kegs generally cost about 60 - 100 to replace (yes even for a big brewer) its kinda like taking towls from a hotel, yes people do it but all the business does is relay the replacement cost back into the charge for the next person.
BUT if you did aquire them legally, talk to some body that can weld stainless and turn it into a crab/brew/etc..etc.. pot like it was stated earlier they won't rust. Another option is if you can get a steady supply of them cheap, sell them to homebrewers (ie. E-bay,local) I know I keep a constant lookout for old half-kegs for my other addiction (homade beer).
This only applies to the new style straight sided half and full kegs, the only use I can think of for the old rounded bung hole kegs is cut it in half and make a BBQ pit out of it (they are easy to recognize, two taps in different spota and a wooden bung in the middle)
If I lived closer I would say I would buy a coupla off of ya, but the shipping on it would suck.
Any ways good luck.
here is a link on how to convert a keg to a kettle
<a target="_blank" href=http://www.homebrewsupply.com/buffalobill/page12.html>http://www.homebrewsupply.com/buffalobill/page12.html</a>