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emo1981 03-17-2012 04:32 PM

Stainless or Aluminum
 
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I hopefully attached a picture and am wondering if the keg is Stainless Steel or Aluminum.

rtrevino 03-17-2012 05:07 PM

Look at the engraving from the manufacturer. It will probably be 304 stainless.

brewingmeister 03-17-2012 06:11 PM

Stainless. aluminum kegs haven't been used for decades.
You could always call AB and see what their response is when you say I have one of your kegs and I'm keeping it...btw what's it made of?

rtrevino 03-17-2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by brewingmeister (Post 3902639)
Stainless. aluminum kegs haven't been used for decades.
You could always call AB and see what their response is when you say I have one of your kegs and I'm keeping it...btw what's it made of?

Why assume it's not a decomissioned or scrap keg?

brewingmeister 03-17-2012 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rtrevino

Why assume it's not a decomissioned or scrap keg?

I mention asking AB because it is an AB keg.

Why assume that I care about the legacy of the keg?
There are a lot of kegs. That one isn't mine. I don't care where it was, where it is going or what it's favorite color is.

emo1981 03-17-2012 07:22 PM

the guy said it was aluminum and specs uses aluminum kegs when they sell their kegs of beer.

emo1981 03-17-2012 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by rtrevino (Post 3902446)
Look at the engraving from the manufacturer. It will probably be 304 stainless.

where would it be located and would it say 304?

emo1981 03-17-2012 07:28 PM

i guess the other question is: does it matter whether i use aluminum or stainless as a brew kettle? i know stainless is more durable but will it affect my beer?

brewingmeister 03-17-2012 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by emo1981

where would it be located and would it say 304?

It probably won't say.

It is stainless though.
Look through the 'show us your brewstand' thread and you will see thousands of them just like it.

brewingmeister 03-17-2012 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by emo1981
i guess the other question is: does it matter whether i use aluminum or stainless as a brew kettle?

The stickie -faq stainless vs alum- in the equipment section will answer all your metalurgy questions.

Long story short...its personal preference.


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