Decorating Corneys

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Vaevictus

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Has anyone Decorated/stamped/painted your corneys?

I've got several now, and it'd be handy to be able to discern them from each other, as well as show ownership. I'm looking for ideas!

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I have a chest freezer for my kegs, so I used a paint pen from a hobby store and wrote numbers on the black rubber handles so I could easily ID each keg and what was in them. Nothing like wanting a light lawnmower beer and tapping into your chocolate stout!
 
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Yeah, that's my first thought, but I'm wondering how hard it'd be to make metal ID bands for them or something, like a hammer on crimp or something. something like a belt.
 

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You might be able to use a large worm drive hose clamp with some sort of tag with the name of the brew on it.

Or buy a few cheap colored caribiners and use one color for each type brew
 
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'biners would be a good idea. I'm thinking more about the bands still... imagine a pre-made piece of metal, the circumference of the corney, with a loop of wire around the end of it... make it ... 1.5" tall. thread it through the wire loop and hammer closed for a permanent and hopefully tight fit. dunno if it's feasible though. :) i may just make some plates and hang them with the corneys. or stencils and spraypaint.
 

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i cant find the thread but someone had their friend airbrush a couple of cornies and they looked AWESOME. apparently no problems with it either. if i find it ill put the link up for you to see
 
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damn, I just use a post it and a piece of tape to label when the beer was brewed, when it was kegged and when it began carbonating. I take the paper off of it when it is empty and put a new one on when I refill it.
 

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I will be painting mine with automotive spray paint as soon as they empty up. Mainly because I can't leave well enough alone but having them color coded would be nice too. :fro:
 

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I put stickers on them so I know they are mine, and use ribbon and paper to create a hang tag with the contents:

 

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ok i have to state the obvious guy solution to this problem.... masking tape and a magic marker. change the brew, change the tape, done.
 

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ok i have to state the obvious guy solution to this problem.... masking tape and a magic marker. change the brew, change the tape, done.
Yep - Me too.
Except I use white or yellow electrical tape. It will curve with the top of the handle. I cover the top of 1 handle and use a sharpie to note what it is, primary date, secondary date, gas date, OG, FG, ABV, etc.

Works great, and I can see what they are in my keezer!

 
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Yeah, my main concern was not to identify the beer inside the keg, but to show ownership and a unique identifier for the keg. The former just incase my corney ended up at a different location where there might be other corneys, and the latter for the purposes of beer tracking via log.
 

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ok i have to state the obvious guy solution to this problem.... masking tape and a magic marker. change the brew, change the tape, done.
My man card is still valid! I recently started sticking these on the garage wall, I wish I would have started sooner.


 

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Chalkboard paint.

Nice nectar btw.
I was thinking of this the other day, a ring of chalkboard paint around the keg, maybe about 6" wide. If it is done properly I think it would look cool.

Maybe vinyl wrap of some sort (like they do on cars these days) Pimp my Keg, although I don't know how well it would hold up under cooler temps.

Or polish that bad boy to gleam like a diamond!

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I've only painted one (a 7-up keg with green top/foot) a solid color.

i've also used chalkboard paint on my kegs with some success.
 

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I've thought of painting decorating mine something beyond a solid color and naming them rather than numbering them. If I number them and one starts to leak/needs to be tossed then I have a jump in my numbers until I replace it.
 
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Those look awesome, numbering them, perhaps on the top lip even, shouldn't be too tricky :D
 

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Entirely too much tbh =P

Certainly not the sane solution.

But at least now i have some workable parameters for future keg mounting.
LOL! Yeah, having some hands-on experience with 3D printing the sheer volume of that collar was totally impressive for the commitment alone ;)

You should be able to cut that way down with some matrix techniques - introduce a large void percentage...

Cheers!
 
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