Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Confirming the SS-ness of a keg.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
blakelyc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bergenfield, New Jersey
Posts: 468
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 85

Default Confirming the SS-ness of a keg.

Hi folks:

I know there are a ton of threads on this, but I couldn't find anything definitive. I bought a decommissioned keg this weekend that I believe to be stainless. Scratch test and magnet test both pass, I think (tiny scratch and a barely detectable magnetic attraction). Hitting it with a hammer makes the hammer bounce and results is a fairly melodic ring.n from an empirical perspective, I think I am okay.

But I was looking at the markings on the keg to see if anything would be more definitive, and all I can see is "portinox" a couple of time, along with the usual warnings and the size. Does that mean anything to anyone?

Cheers,
-Blake

__________________
blakelyc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
berrywise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota
Posts: 174
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

http://www.portinoxuk.co.uk/
__________________
berrywise is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
Dynachrome
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Americas Hinterland, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,896
Liked 59 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 469

Default

Try editing your thread title to include "stainless steel keg" and see if any good info pops up at the bottom of the page. Threads with related titles show up there.

__________________
I drink therefore I am.
Dynachrome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 477 Times on 420 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

Look for the date stamp on the top of the keg. I believe all kegs made after the 60's (maybe early 70's) are stainless. The date stamp should be to the right of the size stamp (like 15.5).

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #5
bad67z
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad67z's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,888
Liked 107 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

If you have a grinder and a grinding wheel, touch the wheel to it in a place that is not in plain site or the top if you planing on cutting it out. If it stainless it will spark if it doesn't it aluminum.

__________________
bad67z is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belgian Spicy-ness Mongoose40 General Beer Discussion 19 05-16-2012 08:32 PM
Stuck fermentation? (confirming advice) MattTimBell General Techniques 3 09-25-2011 02:52 PM
Just confirming the priming process... Maherj1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 02-01-2011 04:12 PM
Lagering newbie-ness Cugel General Techniques 1 12-03-2008 03:53 PM
Loch Ness Monster dibby33 General Chit Chat 10 06-01-2007 11:28 PM