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Old 10-28-2008, 03:18 PM   #11
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Maybe it's just me, but I kinda think this is a bit of a non-issue. I mean, there really aren't any appreciable differences between SS and aluminum as brew kettles.

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Old 10-28-2008, 03:35 PM   #12
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Maybe it's just me, but I kinda think this is a bit of a non-issue. I mean, there really aren't any appreciable differences between SS and aluminum as brew kettles.
You're just a big fat doodie head!!! and I'll NEVER believe that there are no differences.


Oh...Wait...Flyangler is right...who cares! You've got it, use it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:38 PM   #13
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Well, maybe there are a couple of differences. 100% stainless steel has crappy heat conductivity compared to aluminum (that's why you often see SS cookware manufactured with a different alloy for the surface that contacts the heat source, like a 'sandwich' of aluminum or copper).
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:55 PM   #14
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I'm surprised that there isn't a stamp on the bottom of the pot.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:32 AM   #15
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I posted this same question in a similar thread but its in the DIY section which doesn't get much traffic. Are Anheuser Busch kegs aluminum or stainless? Kinda need to know asap, thats why I posted the same question in two threads

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:35 AM   #16
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Your kegs are almost certainly stainless.

Magnets WILL stick to some stainless alloys, so it is indeed a conclusive test, just not a foolproof one (and you're not "screwed" if it does show magnetic properties).

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I posted this same question in a similar thread but its in the DIY section which doesn't get much traffic. Are Anheuser Busch kegs aluminum or stainless? Kinda need to know asap, thats why I posted the same question in two threads
I just came back from outside it's dark froze my butt off checking one of the areas I have kegs stacked. They all are stainless I know for sure. Strange thing some kegs would be slightly magnetic while others not at all. This between different brands and between 15.5 and 7.75 gallon size it did not matter. I didn't check which brands attracted the magnet too cold and dark. All my straight sided AB kegs are stainless.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:23 PM   #18
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To find out for sure, take a white rag and scrub vigorously on the pot for about 30 seconds. If the pot leaves a black or greyish reisdue on the rag, then it is aluminum, if the rag is clean then it is stainless. This test is to be done on a clean area of the pot.

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Old 10-29-2008, 08:44 PM   #19
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To find out for sure, take a white rag and scrub vigorously on the pot for about 30 seconds. If the pot leaves a black or greyish reisdue on the rag, then it is aluminum, if the rag is clean then it is stainless. This test is to be done on a clean area of the pot.
+1 this is very true
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If you want to get REALLY dorky...

Weight them both, then submerge them both in water and note the volume changes. Then bust out the old density formula

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