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Old 08-26-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
Apr 2007
Livonia, MI
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No this is not a thread to talk about the morality of aquireing kegs.

This is a material question. I recentlly got started on modifying a keg that may or may not have been carried by clydesdales in the past. Ithink that it is made of alluminum, but I'm not that good with materials. I thaught that most comercial kegs were made of SS. How do I know if it's one or the other? Also, if it is alluminum, will all the BTU's I'm going to put on it effect it?

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Old 08-26-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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When and if you started modifying your keg did you notice any sparks flying off. This is a surefire indication of you having a stainless keg. If you have no sparks then you an aluminum keg aka: non ferrous metal.

By the way, aluminum will stand up to the heat of a banjo cooker type burner. Hence why some brewers use a turkey fryer kit.

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