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Old 12-30-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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OK today I got a keg given to me that has well a long and boring history. To cut to the chase it has set full of beer for at least ten years and perhaps plenty more. I have no clue what beer is in it and I seem to remember the style of keg from my youth but I have no clue. I do remember calling them a pony keg though and I think it held 7 or 8 gallons

It is about 16 inches tall and about 16 inches wide. It is ballooned out in the middle of the keg or the side walls are not straight but bowed out in the middle. As soon as I can find my camera and as soon as the leaves melt enough for me to try and clean it and see some sort of identity numbers I will post some photos.

Cool find though and I hope some of the good folks here can help me identify the keg

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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it sounds like what they use to call a pony keg but not sure with out seeing picture. but great find.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
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OK I could not find my glasses but I found the camera so here are some photos.

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It looks like a sanke keg to me!

The big question is is it aluminum or stainless steel? Stainless will be MUCH thinner than aluminum. If it is SS I would turn that into a fermenter and rejoice.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:42 AM   #5
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It's a pony keg (1/4 barrel) hold 7.75 us gallons.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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It's stainless 7.75gallons June of 1989 Now YOU tell me what it tastes like

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It's stainless 7.75gallons June of 1989 Now YOU tell me what it tastes like
Oh man I do not have a tap that will fit it....Not to mention the beer is well pretty old. But I will admit I have thought about tapping it and seeing if it is good or not LOL
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Bet is on someone get the man a coupler

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Well I found a tap I can use now I just need to let it thaw out. Dang thing is froze solid

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Keg was made in June 1989 (not necessarily filled in 89) 7.75 gallon "D" ring coupler not sure what the 16/16 is for, maybe measurements. it looks stainless to me from the picts. But anyway, what are you going to do with it?

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