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Old 08-23-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Marking kegs for identification purposes

So I want to get organized because this is like the third time now that I have a beer in a keg and I don't know what it is(shows the quality of the beer). I was thinking of spray painting a ring around each keg using different colors and then getting a dry erase board and keep all the info about the kegs color coded on the dry erase board.

Will regular spray paint work or is there something better to use? Or does someone have a better idea in general than spray paint.

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Old 08-23-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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i zip-tied a dry-erasable tag to the bleed valve ring. doesn't smudge when the tag gets wet and cleans up easily.

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I use a small piece of painters tape with the name written on it.

OR...

If you really want to paint your kegs, you could use chalk board paint and write the name on each keg with chalk.

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Old 08-23-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
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x2 - blue painters tape with a sharpie to keep track of all my kegs.

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i have a dry erase board with all the brews info on it i just take colored elec. tape and wrap the handles with it

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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x2 - blue painters tape with a sharpie to keep track of all my kegs.
This has always been my favorite method as well. Cheap and easy
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:04 PM   #7
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I used map tack and covered the freezer door. Then, Labeled the kegs by numbers with some tape and marker. Then write on the door in dry erase the keg #, and what's in it, date it was kegged, etc etc......keg gets empty, erase it off and fill with something else.

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+1 on the blue-tape with a sharpie..

i start it in the primary, with date, OG, batch# and name on it.. when (if) it goes to secondary i transfer it along with the beer.
then when it goes to keg, and keep records on the bluetape the whole time (racking date/kegging date, FG and calculated %)

works great so far.

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all good ideas. Does painters tape do well when it gets a bit wet though? One of the downfalls of my system is I only have 3 air lines so when I want to taste test something that is aging it usually gets a little wet with the connecting of a picnic tap and disconecting and the same with the air line.

Zip ties do sound like a good idea, I'm thinking if I get 6 different colored zip ties I could put ties on the handles or the lids and identify them that way.

I recently started using Beersmith to maintain what I have but it doesn't help with identifying which keg its in. I just made a recipe section called "current brews" and copy the recipe I made into that folder and then I can update information on it without changing my original copy.

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The tape stays put and sharpie doesn't smudge at all. I loop it around the handle and back onto itself.

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