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Old 08-18-2013, 12:36 AM   #31
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I really want a couple of these.

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:02 AM   #32
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I really want a couple of these.
Me too so I bought two couples of these. Should be easy enough to make a spacer out of Delrin or some plastic. Not sure how often i need them stacked to be serving. Now i gotta figure out to back pack it or make a rack so I can cycle to the parties

Bump to the top for excellent customer service from AIH. Looking forward to trying these kegs out!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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I just got one of the 2.5er's for my b-day. It's pretty nice! My only concern is that the seam that goes around the bottom on the inside is pretty wide and has a big black mark on it. Anyone else having a weird looking seam on the inside? I'll try to get a pic up when I get home.

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:16 PM   #34
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I just got one of the 2.5er's for my b-day. It's pretty nice! My only concern is that the seam that goes around the bottom on the inside is pretty wide and has a big black mark on it. Anyone else having a weird looking seam on the inside? I'll try to get a pic up when I get home. Thanks!
Are these made in China? Are the welds sanitary? They are NOT NSF certified per earlier posts by AIH.
I'd be skeptical at best.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:34 AM   #35
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Are these made in China? Are the welds sanitary? They are NOT NSF certified per earlier posts by AIH.
I'd be skeptical at best.
Concerning the materials used for these puppies...

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There are different Chinese kegs on the market. The ones AIH and OBK sell are 304 SS and use standard parts.

The other model does not use standard parts. I have no idea what the material composition is.
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304 grade stainless steel is also comprised of no more than 0.8% carbon and at least 50% iron. The chromium binds oxygen to the surface of the product to protect the iron from oxidation (rust). Nickel also enhances the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Therefore, the higher the nickel content, the more resistant the stainless steel is to corrosion.
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Well according to this and what Ibrew posted these kegs are 18/8 or 304 grade. Good to know since I purchased two recently. I love that they can stack in my keezer with the fittings on.
All these quotes are cross posts from this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/3-ga...65/index2.html


Also, AIH noted concerns about materials and posted this test report.. not by NSF, however:
http://www.homebrewing.org/assets/im...tal%20test.pdf

So those numbers don't really mean anything to me because I don't know enough about that shizzo.

Anyway, I looked closer at my particular keg when I got back. Put a little water in there, didn't leak. Then I scrubbed it up a little bit and the black seems to be coming off. I'm guessing it's left over gunk from manufacturing. There is, however, a machine scratch on the opposite side of the interior which worries me a bit. I'm less concerned with the materials and more concerned about wild bacteria finding a nice little home in my keg to ruin all my beer. Can't upload pics it seems, prob my free account..

I only plan to use this thing for cask conditioning though and I think perhaps I'm having a case of ye olde homebrewer's paranoia. I'm gonna clean it up some more and sanitize the pants off it and give it a go. Hope all this info is helpful. Will update with results. From all the other reviews I've seen, not many people have had issues with this keg, so the glass appears to be half full right now!

Here's one last thread with lots of reviews: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/2-5-gallon-keg-336812/
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #36
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It's curious that AIH accepted an entire shipment (container) that did not meet their previously advertised specs as to stackability w/ connections in place. That would seem to be a big advantage that has gone away. Merely stacking for storage- big whoop!

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OldAleJay,

You stated earlier in this thread that the 3 gallon kegs were stackable with the connectors on. But the Q & A for this product on your site says "The three gallon kegs are not stack-able with the fittings on them. " Is the current batch of 3 gallon kegs not stackable?

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Old 10-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #38
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It's curious that AIH accepted an entire shipment (container) that did not meet their previously advertised specs as to stackability w/ connections in place. That would seem to be a big advantage that has gone away. Merely stacking for storage- big whoop!
Some time you gotta roll with the punches. I have no doubt they had to front a significant amount of cash, and because of the lead time they just decided to roll with it. They are still sellable...why eat the *significant* cost of sending them back?

I'm glad to see that the HB suppliers are listening to their customers.....the demand for cornies has shot up in the past few years, and the prices reflect this!
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It's curious that AIH accepted an entire shipment (container) that did not meet their previously advertised specs as to stackability w/ connections in place. That would seem to be a big advantage that has gone away. Merely stacking for storage- big whoop!
It is a bit of a bummer that they aren't stackable with the connecters on. I believe there was some confusion with that as well. You may see in one of the other threads I posted that about a year or more ago they started with the 'stackable for storage only' type; later on, they got the 'stackable with connecters on' type and now they appear to be back to the storage only kind.

Luckily, I won't really require the stacking for my purposes, but it would've been an added bonus to have in case. I may wait and see if they come back with the taller handles for connecter stacking before ordering any more of them. Also, I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to macgyver something so that the one I have stacks with connecters on. Whatever, gonna brew some chocolate mint stout this weekend and get it ready to try out in the keg!
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According to a reply I got from OldAleJay a couple of months ago in this thread, it may be around next summer before kegs with the taller handles are available. That's fine by me as I like the ability to stack with the disconnects on, so I don't minding waiting for the replacement kegs. The stacked kegs are not much taller than a standard 5 gallon corny.

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