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Old 11-27-2008, 01:29 AM   #1
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How does everybody keep track of their kegs?

I saw the thread about the blackboard paint. However, in a kegerator with a tight fit, it would be hard to read, and condensation will make the chalk run.

I'm thinking of trying luggage tags, the inexpensive plastic kind. It should not be too hard to make little sheets that have the information as to what is in the keg that will fit in the tag.

 
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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I have tape on the ends of my tubes both gas and beverage with numbers so I can match them up. And I only have four taps so it's not to hard to remember what's what. It helps that I have a few different looking kegs too. Black rubber, blue rubber, double handle, single handle.

 
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:43 AM   #3
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I use cheap merchandise tags from Office Deopt. The tag follows the beer from fermenter to keg. Nuthin' fancy.

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:47 AM   #4
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Duct Tape....Sharpie

See Malkores Thread about putting a chalk board on your kegs....very Cool!
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:51 AM   #5
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I use hardcard tags that tie onto the handles. Picked them up at the dollar store. About five inches of thread and the tag is about 1" by 2". I put the brew date and style on the tag and use BeerSmith to keep track of what is what.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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I found some plastic luggage tags at a dollar store, three per card. They are long enough to hook through the handles and the plastic front guards against leakage.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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I found some plastic luggage tags at a dollar store, three per card. They are long enough to hook through the handles and the plastic front guards against leakage.
OK, that is what I am thinking of. I need to find a cheap supply, did you get them at "Dollar General"?

 
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:44 AM   #8
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I marked the gas and beer lines in my keezer and carb fridge with hash marks a few inches back from the couplers using a fresh Sharpie. Helped for initial setup - and if I ever change out more than one keg at a time. The hash marks haven't faded in years. Sharpies rule!

I tag my kegs with generic card stock tags, roughly 1.5 x 2.5 inches and with the string loops already attached. $2.50 per hundred. When I keg a batch I make up a pair of tags (using a Sharpie again) that go on the keg as it heads to the carb fridge, then when it makes it to the keezer I hang one of the tags on the faucet just behind the coupler nut. Haven't had a real problem with moisture, unless I trapped a tag between the keg and keezer wall during high summer. My next keezer has a lot more room within and that problem should never happen...

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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I wound up using cheap cardboard tags with twine. Like price tags, they come in 100 packs for a buck or two.

I write the info on the tag, then use clear packing tape to seal the tag up. It's fairly beer and water proof.

The twine loop attaches the tag to the keg handle.

Cheap and disposable.


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Old 01-07-2014, 09:25 PM   #10
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Paper, printer, hole punch and rubber band.

So far so good.

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