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Old 01-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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I am really looking forward to going all grain, but think I may have hit a stumbling block.

I have just cut the lid off an aluminium (I think) keg and noticed a coating inside of a tan coloured layer (I assume to protect the beer).

Does this need to come off, or is it okay to stay on? I am a touch worried that on boil this may 'go funny'. Though if it is contacting the beer, it must be non-toxic?

I am assuming aluminium due to flat dents in the rim, no noticable sheen, and that I am in the UK.

Cheers for any advice.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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I've never popped open a keg with a coating on the inside of it. Try to stick a maginet to the side it wont stick if it's aluminium.

 
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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A magnet won't stick on stainless steel either.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #4
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I am just wondering if the coating (looks like it is painted), will be an issue? Especially when the burner is on full blast?
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:12 AM   #5
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boil some water and taste it if it looks good

 
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:46 AM   #6
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Cheers for the replies.

I just was worrying about it being poisonous (maybe when heated), but I guess it wouldn't be if it is in contact with the beer?
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:56 AM   #7
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You can not use this keg for boiling. You need to find an all stainless keg. The material in the keg you have is plastic and will melt if heated.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #8
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A magnet will stick to the grade of S/S that kegs are made of, not as good as plain steel but enough to tell the differance

 
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:58 PM   #9
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A magnet will stick to the grade of S/S that kegs are made of, not as good as plain steel but enough to tell the differance
Only if it's a REALLY strong magnet.
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We need pics on this keg! We've had a lot of claims of people with aluminum kegs, but they've all turned out to be SS, as far as I know.
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