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Homercidal 06-25-2009 03:36 PM

Aluminum Kegs??
 
I thought all kegs were made from SS. I see a pair of "Aluminum" kegs for sale, and I wonder if that is right. They ARE dull-looking, and certainly look Aluminum from the pictures.

I don't see myself doing 10G batches, but would they be worth the $35 for both?

conpewter 06-25-2009 04:39 PM

Most kegs are SS, I know there are a very few confirmed cases of aluminum kegs. I'd buy two of either kind for $35, an aluminum keg would be fine to boil in.

Of the Aluminum kegs I've seen they all look different in design than the normal SS kegs, the upper rim was not rolled like a normal keg.

Homercidal 06-25-2009 04:55 PM

http://images.craigslist.org/3n93o13...84673f1c04.jpg

springer 06-25-2009 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homercidal (Post 1399234)

those be old Aluminum kegs we used them years ago as buoys to tie off or boats on the Candlewood lake . Nothing wrong with using them as HLT and keggles

KevinP 06-25-2009 05:16 PM

Some aluminum kegs have a coating on the inside.
I don't know how this would effect boiling in.
Here is on that I had and decided to discard.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...n/IMAG0060.jpg

conpewter 06-25-2009 05:17 PM

Ohhh ok. I was thinking straight sided kegs. I don't know if I'd want a curved sided vessel to boil in, seems like it would be a bit harder to clean.

Homercidal 06-25-2009 06:32 PM

Well, I don't have any real interest if only for boiling. I don't see going to 10 G batches and have no other use for them.

I can imagine removing the coating would not be too difficult, and people regularly clean a boil kettle of all shapes. Plus, they are going to boil the next batch for an hour anway, so why worry about being too clean?

adtique 03-29-2010 09:09 PM

Beer kegs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by springer (Post 1399243)
those be old Aluminum kegs we used them years ago as buoys to tie off or boats on the Candlewood lake . Nothing wrong with using them as HLT and keggles

Are these for sale?

adtique 03-29-2010 09:10 PM

kegs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Homercidal (Post 1399234)

R these for sale?

springer 03-29-2010 09:14 PM

if they were I am sure they are sold by now. I wasn't selling them I believe the OP saw an add for some


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